Sunday, June 6, 2010
We do quite a few ticket giveaways here at TVD and I find that sometimes they don't have the traction that our LP giveaways seem to conjure up. I mean, with all the raving I might do about this or that live act, I wonder if many of you are saying to yourselves, "Well, sure TVD. Sounds good—but not good enough to warrant a break from the warm hearth that is my turntable..."
And sure, there's an argument to be made there. But in the case of London's wonderful Peggy Sue who play DC9 next Tuesday night (6/8) let's leave the raving to a few higher authorities:
"Rosa Slade and Katy Young sing with a lilting sweetness that is wholly deceptive, belying the undercurrent of fury in their lyrics, the agitations of their music… they combat melancholy though with some startlingly abrasive, PJ Harvey-style guitars, giddy whirls of accordion and a thrilling array of clattering, thundering, sharp and snappy percussion."
—The Guardian (4 stars)
"It’s in terms of sheer vocal prowess that Peggy Sue really come into their own, the duo’s spine-tingling harmonies elevating them from pretty damn impressive to all-out, head-over-heels brilliant."
"On their amiably unvarnished debut, ‘Fossils And Other Phantoms’ Peggy Sue are a bit punky, a bit folky, even a bit rockabilly, but always refreshingly themselves."
But really, don't believe me or them. Find out for yourself as we've got a pair of tickets for Tuesday night's show to put in your hands.
Sing the praises of discovering new music—either in regard to Peggy Sue or in general in the comments to this post and the most convincing of the lot gets to be even more convinced - on us!
You have until Monday (6/7) at noon to suitably impress and I can't stress this part enough lately - leave us a contact email address.
Now, it's your turn to be convincing...
Peggy Sue - Watchman (Mp3)
Authorized for download!
Posted by Jon at 4:34 PM