Posts from 23rd December 2003

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Dec 03

I saw Isabel coming back from Christmas shopping

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I saw Isabel coming back from Christmas shopping with a very interesting looking GAME carrier bag so it might well be that come the 25th I will be looking for an excuse not to bother writing an end-of-year round-up. Luckily Jess has given me one by doing a 2003 overview that is better-tuned, better-informed and better-written than any of the other ones I’ve read so far. Nice one.

My Favourite New Band of 2003!

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My Favourite New Band of 2003! are Komatrohn – a quick look at that website will show you that they’ve been going since 2001 but they’re new to me, so there. They make very fast, very pop electro which all sounds wonderfully 8-bit. Every track I’ve heard by them has been excellent: they take simple ideas and execute them with a delightful economy. They are also, I feel I should warn you, very twee on occasion. You can sample them on Gabba, where their cover of “Smalltown Boy” has been generously uploaded.

One of the few other blogs to mention Komatrohn has been Shoelaces, which I also enjoyed.

(Update: Top Komatrohn simile I have just thought of. Komatrohn : Electroclash :: Soca : Dancehall)