Don’t you just hate it when companies use mindless technology to burrow deep inside your brain and then purport to tell you what you will or will not like? The cheek! And all so that they can shift a few more ‘units’. The problem was that having played a few extracts, it did sound quite attractive and all for £6.99.
So I did what I always do – nip over to YouTube and see if there’s any live footage to check out. There was and I was weakening so I checked Amazon and there it was available to download for circa £5, so I downloaded it and saved myself a couple of quid. Hahahahahahahaha! Oh dear, I must get out more.
So I am now the proud owner of Wire Daisies’ second eponymous album, a band that up until iTunes intervened, I’d not heard of, and rather splendid it is too. Of course, the Genius tool need not be that bright – all it needs to do in my case is present a list of female fronted rock bands and I’d be bound to find at least one to my taste and in this instance Wire Daisies fits the bill. Fronted by singer, Treana Morris, they comprise Alden Evans (guitar), Ol Beach (keyboards) and Steve Jackson (drums) and hail from
in the balmy English Southwest. They
probably live next door to PJ Harvey.
I suppose I would call them a traditional band in that they barely use any modern electronic trickery and meld proper, almost folky songs with edgy rock arrangements in the manner of say, Jethro Tull, but without all the proggy time signature changes and classical interludes. This album has also been beautifully engineered by John Cornfield (Supergrass, Muse, Stone Roses etc) giving it a punchy, immediate sound with loads of space around the instruments so that you can hear exactly what’s going on. Which means that you get to hear little bits of wah-wah guitar and the like – blimey, 1960s or what?
So, all in all, a nice little purchase and all the better for allowing iTunes to propose it and then not paying them to own it. Made my day.