New Band Alert: Mach Schau
It's not often that I get to recommend a great new band from my hometown. Southampton has never really been a centre for good music. Despite having a fantastic music venue (the Joiners Arms), having played host to some stunning gigs over the years and having a really large amount of huge music obsessives, we've never been too lucky with the bands we've produced. Craig David and the drummer from Coldplay are about the biggest things we've produced. Recent local stars The Delays have sadly been dropped and young hopefuls such as Fleeing New York and Dead! Dead! Dead! seem to be finding it a right bastard to get signed.
Anyway hopefully Mach Schau will favour slightly better, as I really think they're one of the best bands to come out of the city in a while, and they seem to get better every time I hear them. Pumping out a strangely fresh combo of Beatlesy harmonies, post-punk hooks and really quite lovely songwriting, I'd really recommend you see them live soonish, and keep an eye and ear out for more music. Indeed you can hear some more stuff on their myspace. Enjoy!
Mach Schau - Make Your Excuses
Mach Schau - Moving Targets