Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Ste McCabe's new album BAD KITTY is out NOW!

HT (woman Tingle) here: This week saw the launch of Ste McCabe's new album BAD KITTY .
Any readers who are not familiar with Ste's oeuvre should most certainly read on...

Ste describes himself as:

'..a one man band...politicised queer, feminist, working class bastard and I like to make people dance with my rantings

We bought our copies of the album at Ste's Manchester launch the other week and  have been playing it ever since. Be careful though! These tunes are catchy as hell and they're accompanied by sardonic, topical lyrics that are bound to raise a wry smile. No-one does withering sarcasm set to toe-tapping-punk-synth and guitar- electro-pop like Ste. I liked it so much I just made up a load of new hyphenated genres to describe it.

I've had 'Bargains Galore' swirling round in my mind for days now, and it's only a matter of time before I swan into my local branch of Tesco's singing 'I've been here before....' at the top of my voice, after which I might have a 'Harrowing Breakdown' ...

'Did You Really' and 'Accessorise' are two other tracks that have had me bursting into spontaneous singing and swaying about as I type. 'Accessorise' is deliciously contemptuous of naff middle class conformity and acquisitiveness with its refrain of 'buy an i-phone; have a baby'. It's 'Paintball's Coming Home' for the i-pod generation.

Even at their most jaunty, Ste's songs always have something to say; there's anger, bile and humour so dry it could slit your throat. In tracks such as 'Dining With Vultures'  and 'Club Landos'  there's real heartfelt melancholy in the lyrics and the vocals. 

Thankfully too, for those of us who do like to know what an artist is singing about, the lyrics are available in full when you buy a hard copy of the album. Ste is an angry poet, a storyteller; an electro punk folk-hero if you like. There's more than a few references to the banking scandal and the current economic crisis, and their effects on ordinary people, in these songs. If you want 'ooh baby aren't you cute' with your bubble gum then you'll have to shop elsewhere. Other tracks, such as '350 Quid' and 'The City Chambers', give voice to Ste's anger at the derisory punishments given to the perpetrators of hate crimes against the LGBT community, and the ignorance displayed by those in the halls of power when dealing with these issues. 

This is definitely one of those albums that you play to the end then stick straight back on again. If I ever set up a mad cat ladies' cheer leading troupe I promise you we'll do a cat juggling routine to this album...humanely.

You can buy the album from Cherryade Records where you can also find details of Ste's  Bad Kitty Tour. 

Monday, 29 October 2012

We've been shagging the milkman all over the place!

Our track 'The Housewife's Lament' which is also known to some as 'Shagging the Milkman' has made some new appearances on the web this week. The first was on the Indy Dunes blog on Tumblr where it was kindly described as:  

"Worth a listen great 80s electro and classy lyrics that make you smile. It’s not an option ;)"

Classy eh? Get us!

You can also find Indy Dunes on blogger which is where we first stumbled across them. This is a great, in depth blog, by and for lovers of indie music. One band showcased on Indy Dunes that we especially liked was the duo 'UN'. We liked their music so much we bought the EP.

Check it out here: Indy Dunes. 11th September 2012. 'On the Radar'

Or listen to / buy the 5 track EP here:

The second outing for 'The Housewife's Lament' is a much steamier affair as it was included in a cheeky mix, Jazz Mag Number 5 on The Garden of Earthly Delights blog

You can listen to and / or download the mix below. If you like your music with extra sauce, and lots of gasping, this is for you.

The 'Housewife's Lament' is available to buy as a download single from

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Fallen Rock Zone-Alternative Show - Thu, October 18, 2012

Listen out for us on this edition too! We're going to be calling in for a chat at some point in the future.

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Friday, 12 October 2012

Fallen Rock Zone - Alternative Show

Yesterday we got some airplay on The Fallen Rock Zone Alternative show

The show airs 11pm UK time but you can listen again or download the show if you miss it. If you like alternative, indie and electronic music the show is well worth a listen.

It was lovely too to have our music described as 'awesome'; 'crazy shit' and 'freaking genius' by the show's hosts Sherry and Barb - thanks ladies!

You can listen to the show via the widget below

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