Friday, February 18, 2005


There are bands whose music just drifts over you and disappears into the abyss almost un-noticed. Then there are bands who grab your attention and from the second the first trace of sound erupts from your speakers your addicted. Sixer fall into the latter catagory.
So how the hell can a band from Birmingham be any good? (Only Kidding there have been loads of good bands from Birmingham, like...... erm...... oh well, I'm sure I'll remember later.)
Sixer were formed in 2003 and on first listen sound like a combination of The Sundays, The Smiths, Cocteau Twins and Slowdive. Zoe's voice just drifts around changing pitch and slapping around at every opportunity.
Anyway they have 8 tracks available for download from HERE
Apparantly there should be an album at some point too!!


February 24th - Birmingham - Bar Acadamy
March 23rd - Birmingham - Flapper & Firkin

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Sans Trauma

Sans Trauma were formed in Edinburgh in summer 2003 and sound like all the best bits of all those droneyesque bands of the early nineties.
I'm not going to make comparisons to specific bands but just pay them a listen.

Sans Traunma Downloads

They also have some dates coming up:-

6th March Somewhere in Glasgow (see website for more details)
10th March Edinburgh - Cellar Bar
24th March Edinburgh - Teviot Underground (with Five Day Hemingway, Mr Tabaobu, Speedboat, Azadeh)