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 …..
Yes we know we’ve banged on about this band a lot recently, but when something sounds this good the world MUST BE TOLD ! ;) 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 ;)