MP3: Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Let's Get Together (In Our Minds)
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci are one of the must underrated Welsh bands of the 90s (and 00s!). Singing sometimes in English and sometimes in Welsh, despite some great critical notices the band have failed to ever have a top 40 singles, even after 2000's Poodle Rockin' started getting quite a bit of airplay. To date the band have released nine studio albums, the best of which are probably 1997's Barafundle and it's followup, 1998's Gorky 5. Some of the highlights of that record include the beautiful single Sweet Johnny and Hush The Warmth, which is probably my favourite song of theirs other than the single i'm posting today, which is Let's Get Together (In Our Minds). It's one of the loveliest summer pop songs i've ever heard, and goes to demonstrate just how lovely most Welsh bands are (remember I said most). I've also put up the bsides, both of which are worth a listen. Sadly the single peaked at number 43 in the charts back in July of 1998. I think the band are currently on hiatus, and frontman Euros Childs has just released his solo debut, Chops, which came out on Wichita a few months back and is very very good.
The very cool Gorky's official website is well worth a look, as they've just started a big archive section featuring lots of rare audio and video. Other than two rather out of date but still worthy fansites can be seen here and here.