New Year Ninety 2017 – 10 to 2

Winding towards the number one spot on the Readers’ Selection on the New Year Ninety Chart – 10 to 2.

The more perspicacious readers will have noticed you didn’t get the opportunity to vote on anything – and that is quite correct – as with the Readers’ Selection for Band of the Month – the chart is made up from a number of stats from on-site and off-site activity – fed in to an algorithm and the results are calculated on those factors – not a –  ‘voting system’.

The Aprons - New Year Ninety 2017

The Aprons

10. Tiger Love (England)

9. Bopek (Philippines)

8. The Aprons (Israel)

7. Still Eighteen (Dominican Republic)

6. Eat Fast (England)

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5. Manic Pixi (USA)

Iron Heart – Manic Pixi is available on iTunes.*

4. White Light (England)

3. Something To Do (USA)

Not Making a Sound – Something To Do is available on iTunes.*

2. Two Feet (USA)

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Manic Pixi – Pearls – Video

The US alt-indie band Manic Pixi last featured earlier in the year.

Manic Pixi - Photo by Augie Petaja

Manic Pixi – Photo by Augie Petaja

Always a delight to return to, from the LP Iron Heart – a live version of the fourth of the ten tracks – Pearls.

Iron Heart – Manic Pixi is available on iTunes.*

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Manic Pixi – Iron Heart – Audio

The US indie-spike quartet Manic Pixi are due to release the LP Iron Heart later in the year.

Manic Pixi - Iron Heart - artwork

Manic Pixi – Iron Heart – artwork

The title track of the album dropped into my arms a few hours ago and I thought I would take the opportunity to share it with you soon as possible.




Whilst immediately recognisable by the distinctive vocal, Manic Pixi have compressed their sounds inside a vice from that which was introduced back in 2014 and Iron Heart unleashes into the room a pulverising stream which is best played when you can feel your skin hair being waved in the breeze hammering out of the speakers. Allow the quartet to fix the balance themselves and you will not go wrong.

All that is asked of the audience is to clear floor space as they flail around with ears bleeding in enthrals of punchy percussion, whilst bass is held in mute, which is why you are able to turn the volume as loud as it will go, then, thump the output again – this is not music to be played on tinny mobile phone speakers, rather to enjoy as it stands through a full speaker set up. The bristling guitar snaps like garters at an orgy and the finesse is provided as the fecund vocal gathers the components together akin to a skilled shepherdess.

Given this introductory track, there can be nothing other than to do than gather party minded folks to the launch of the full LP.

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