The 29th of September has always been a special day for me – and now I know why! The climactic explosion to our massively busy summer run of releases see’s the 5 track ‘Sticker Star and Tape EP’ from Sam Isaac and 6 track ‘Revert, Restart, Reset EP’ from Cut the Blue Wire hit the shelves (and our online shop) today. While the former will fill your heart with ‘pounding love pop’ joy and charm – the latter will romp you through 15 minutes of breathtaking catchy aggressive pop that’s undeniably ‘seven shades of awesome’. Both just £5 each from here!
Now I’m no music reviewer (well not with Alcopop stuff anyway as I’d simply be oozing with praise for every disc that i reluctantly let slip from my clammy hands to the good, good people amongst you) but in true Zeitgeist style, I’ve prepared a brief sentence or two on what these EPs will mean to you if (like the rest of the population) you’re worried about the credit crunch, and why the five pounds invested in these shiny discs will probably be the best money you’ve ever spent for your mental health and wellbeing…(hmmm, driving sales with discussion of the disastrous economy – it’s no wonder Natwest enjoy numbering Alcopop as one of their account holders so much – mwahahaha)
Sam Isaac ‘Sticker Star and Tape’: This lustrous EP will make you wonder why you every worried about money in the first place. Sure, so cold-hearted investment bankers may be haemohragging cash all over the place, and returning home to find trophy wives with bags packed and massive alimonies in the offing, but hey… who cares? Take the time to go a wandering, hang out with friends, pick up your old dusty guitar and pen a tune that will make you laugh, cry and remember everything that’s truly good about the world.
Cut the Blue Wire ‘Revert, Restart, Reset.’ – If you’re feeling sorry for yourself, this immense slap in the face of an EP will make you realise that everything you ever lived for, everything you ever wanted is fuckin attainable – if you just keep believing. Honestly, I”ve been listening to this in my car all day, and I’ve just been buzzing. If this CD was an animal it would be a magnificent, yet friendly, rhino – who would rampage you up and down the serengheti all day, only occasionally stopping to chuck you in a big pile of cool mud.
Makes sense to me anyway….