BBC6 Music – Blog Zeitgeist -Top 25 Acts Of 2012 – Part 3– Wet Mouth.


As promised on Monday here’s part 3 of our  best new bands of 2012 nominations, as requested  by BBC 6 Music  who have joined up with  Hype Machine  to unveil the Music Blog Zeitgeist featuring the top 25 artists of 2012 so far . Tune in  on Sunday 24th June via Tom Robinson’s ( Sony award winning) Now Playing show from 6.00pm to 8.00pm (BST)  via your digital radios or online. For more details check HERE , follow  6 Music’s Now Playing facebook page HERE and  follow the #Blog6Music hash-tag on twitter.

On Monday we gave you the incredible  Velvet Two Stripes from Switzerland, on Wednesday we featured the frankly fantastic  PINS from Manchester and today we return home to Liverpool for the wondrous …..

BBC6 Music – Blog Zeitgeist -Top 25 Acts Of 2012 – Part 3 Wet-Mouth


Yes we know we’ve banged on about this band a lot recently, but when something sounds this good the world MUST BE TOLD ! Wink Proving that the old adage of ‘ It’s Not Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At “ is possibly the most sensible thing ever to escape the lips of Stone Roses front man Ian Brown, Wet Mouth smash the Liverpool band stereotype. Maybe that’s because they hail from different parts of the globe, but they are very much from the  Kim Gordon/ Sonic Youth school of thrilling fuzzed up, off kilter, shoegazey alt rock, influenced by the likes of Lush, PJ Harvey and of course Patti Smith (as all great female fronted bands should be.) They fuse layers of distorted but beautiful noise with great melody to produce a heady mix of alternative grunge pop. We also mentioned them as one to watch in our Guardian feature earlier this week.

But for  perhaps the definitive view on Wet Mouth,  let’s see what our Cyborg in residence, Arnold, makes of them – click the player below to hear his wise words Wink

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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