Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Pull In Emergency - Everything Is The Same - Free MP3!
[August 30, 2010: I've since reviewed the debut album from Pull In Emergency and you can read that review here.]
I have been listening to a lot of Frank Sinatra at work lately -- mid-life crisis? -- and so I hadn't heard the Lauren Laverne show on BBC 6 Music for a few days. Needing something new, I checked out the replay of today's show and heard one truly great song -- the kind of song that sends me instantly to Google.
Yeah, the problem was I thought Lauren said the London band were Fulham Emergency.
Oops. No, the group behind the sublime "Everything Is The Same" was a London band called Pull In Emergency.
Vocals echoing Kate Jackson from The Long Blondes, a rhythm section sounding like the Arctic Monkeys, and a lead guitar line that spirals like something Stephem Malkmus would throw down, London five-piece Pull In Emergency are full of promise.
And here's the kicker: they are all fairly young -- under 18! -- but you would never know that from hearing this track.
There's nothing fey, or twee, or substandard about these guys -- everything sounds fully developed even if the band have yet to drop a debut full-length album.
Lead singer Faith Barker sounds like she's thirty and the guitars from Alice Costelloe and Frankie Bowmaker chop-and-thrash-around like a couple of jazz players trying to match riffs with Johnny Marr. Dylan Williams on bass and Suneet Chohan on drums provide the grounding and drive the song forward while the vocals and lead guitar lines soar.
Pull In Emergency have signed to Mute Records and word has it that they will be dropping a full length album this year -- maybe summer?
In the meantime, you can download a free MP3 of "Everything Is The Same" here.
Also, be sure to follow the band on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pullinemergency
And they're on Facebook, and there's a link to their blog on the right there in my blog list.