Quote: George Kaplan @ 14th February 2020, 1:30 AM
That's my pick of the bunch.
Been going since 2007, but only a couple of EPs and singles.
The attractive end of shoegaze.
They are based in Japan.
Quote: john tregorran @ 14th February 2020, 3:47 AM
The only one I wasn't that fond of was Evan finds the third room.I didn't stay with it long enough to find where it was.
I've always liked the Sultans a sort of Irish HMHB.
Jimmy Scott was very good.
I wonder who thought it was a good idea to dress up as moles ?
You probably know - but some people won't - that Scott's unusual singing voice was due to Kallmann syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that limited his height to 4 feet 11 inches (150 cm) until the age of 37, when he grew by 8 inches (20 cm). The syndrome prevented him from reaching classic puberty and left him with a high voice and unusual timbre. At 13, he had been orphaned when his mother was killed by a drunk driver. However, none of these things were especial obstacles.
He did have a very happy marriage, and lived until 88 although I wonder if it was his difference which meant that he wasn't, as he should have been, revered. You have to be open to it to appreciate his great voice for its uniqueness.
I saw Sultans of Ping live - and yes, a good point about a HMHB comparison/contrast : see also perhaps the Frank and Walters and Bitter Springs for not dissimilar - and took part in the dead bee dance there during Where's Me Jumper?.