Friday, January 30, 2009


This week, the mail brought two promos from top new UK group, The Jim Jones Revue. Both tracks are taken from their stunning self-titled debut, but the non-album tracks here offer a glimpse into the kind of stuff they listen to when not tearing up club stages the length and breadth of Britain...Little Richard and Elvis. Last November, a feral 'Big Hunk O Love' complemented 'Rock 'n' Roll Psychosis' and on March 9 '09 'Good Golly Miss Molly' accompanies the new single 'Cement Mixer', thanks to the good folks at Punk Rock Blues Records.

It's always good to hear from ex-Elvis Brother and current Romantics' skin-basher,
Brad Steakley. As you probably know, he and the lovely Chloe Orwell make up The Handcuffs, a pulsating powerpop pair who've recently released their second (and superior) album 'Electroluv' on OOFL Records. I'm pleased to see I have 6 out of the 11 books stacked by the bed on the cd's cover and hope it's not long before they come back to NYC.

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