Dublin’s melodic fuzz popsters September Girls share out the duties to pick an interestingly diverse Top 5
(Plus, we’re not sure why, but that promo pic is one of our favourite band pics of recent times, it might be the can…)
1. Shannon and The Clams – You Can Come Over (Jessie’s choice)
This tune has all the brilliant elements of a classic late 50s pop tune but dirtied up to give it more sauce. If Del Shannon was a punk he’d be making this music.
2. The Bangles – Hazy Shade of Winter (Caoimhe’s choice)
This is a Paul Simon song that The Bangles re-recorded in the 80′s. The harmonies are amazing. I used to think the lyrics were really strange when I was younger, like lyrics from an old folk song, it’s almost like an anthem when the bangles sing it. And it’s amazing played live. And I love the eighties sounding guitar riff that opens the song.
3. Yawning Chasm – Your Blue Blue Blue Blue Eyes Are Killing Me (Sarah’s choice)
Yawning Chasm are probably in my top three artists that I love at the moment, and for the last couple of years. I think they are one of the best Irish acts around for sure, they play kind of alternative lo-fi kinda folk stuff. Your blue blue. . . is a love song, well I think so anyway, and it’s just so beautiful, I can’t really describe so it’s best you listen to it yerselves.
4. Jesus & Mary Chain – You Trip Me Up (Paula’s choice)
The thing i like about the JAMC is that they play really simple, almost bubblegum pop songs, but it always sounds so far removed from that. The guitars here sound like buzz saws but the melody could almost be the Ronettes, or something equally as saccharine. Even though PsychoCandy relies on the same tricks throughout, it is totally defining in the noise rock genre, and it’s an album, along with Loveless by My Bloody Valentine, that i wouldn’t get tired of listening to.
5. Juliana Hatfield – My Sister (Lauren’s Choice)
This is a recently rediscovered 90s gem for me. I love the melody, simultaneously takes me back and strikes new chords. The whole Become what you are album is a worthwhile revisit. Well, for me it is anyway!
September Girls play The Button Factory, Dublin May 6th with The Jimmy Cake, Crayonsmith, No Spill Blood, Costello & Nibiru