Sunday, March 11, 2007

New Band Alert: Meg

Meg are an indie-pop band with electro and lo-fi influences who hail from the wonderfully named Kidderminster. LOL. A four-piece, they've been around for about five years now, and I was really impressed by the new EP they're just about to release. It sounds far more interesting than you'd imagine from a band who haven't had much nationwide success in a longish period of playing. Their own press release lists quotes comparing them to Weezer, Pavement, Grandaddy, and indeed i'd say those are all some pretty prevalent influences (always a good thing!). Along the way the band have supported Jawcrew and Quasi, and they're about to play some headline dates in the next few months, including a show at London's Hope & Anchor in April.

Recording wise, they've only actually released one single. The new EP is called You Are The Teacher and is very very good indeed, and another EP is promised for later in the year. You can get more info at the bands myspazz or their official site.

Meg - You Are The Teacher
Meg - Firework In Progress


Blogger simon h b said...

Kidderminster, Kidderminster... the much-underrated Ever Decreasing Circles sitcom used Kidderminster as a shorthand for semi-illicit sexual intercourse, as that was where Martin and Anne had abandoned touring plans to indulge instead.

You had to be there, of course. But it's worth mentioning, I think.

9:38 pm, March 11, 2007  
Blogger Crash Calloway said...

This was always going to work for me, my daughter's Meg and, well, guess what I do for a living, but the songs are great and knock the meaningless and bland coincidence stuff into touch - cheers.

3:53 pm, March 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed the songs!

Yes Kidderminster has been the butt of many jokes, like the Bottom 2 live video!!

Anyways the London April gig isn't happening now but we are supporting John Lawrence (ex Gorky's Zygotic Mynci & Infinity Chimps) at the Sunflower Lounge on Sunday April 1st.

Matt Meg

9:16 am, March 15, 2007  

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