Track Of The Day – Team Picture – Classic M


Team Picture – Classic M

Dunno about you but we’re utterly sick of flaccid fey young men writing songs about the depth of their sensitive little souls. Here’s a hanky, dry your eyes and fuck off. Leeds newcomers Team Picture sound like the antithesis of that ghastly stylised dribbling aural bed wetting and arrive with a swagger, a snarl and armed with a huge rumbling beast of a tune in the shape of ‘CLASSIC:M’ (whatever that means?) It’s a menacing, twisted dirty slice of rock n roll of some distinction which may appeal to fans of The Mary Chain, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Hives.

Apparently, the band’s first release ‘Birthday Blues’ was extremely well received by online music scribes. This fact completely passed us by given that we studiously avoid 95.6% of online music posts which are now nothing more than beige PR fluffing blandishments and an empty race to be first. You know that quote from Stewart Lee about being spoon fed warm diarrhoea? But we digress, it is genuinely nice to know there are still musical outlets out there that at least have some taste and it’s not all wall to wall bleeding heart hipster Ed Sheeran with an edgy makeover. Anyway, this is an astonishingly great tune and hopefully, there’ll be plenty more of the same from Team Picture in the near future.


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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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