The debut release from East London’s Midnight Bell recordings showcases 90 seconds of nonsense from the Unlondon festival hosts, Those Unfortunates, and a thrilling existential stomp from the Hammond-driven Hackney fourpiece, Walk Upright.
Walk Upright make timeless, tousled, pop music that touches on the ire of Mclusky, the Hammond-organ hookiness of Attractions-era Costello, and Pavement’s sense of mischief, but maintains an emotional directness that’s unmistakably their own.
Those Unfortunates are a fourpiece who write songs that aim for the wit and warmth of The Kinks and Television Personalities. They are self-deprecating, for the most part, and self-contained. They sound harder than they sound: www.thoseunfortunates.com