Monday, March 25, 2013


Hello again! i'm back from my brief holiday to The Isle Of Wight.
One of the first things I saw on-line when I got back was a post on 'Dumb's Facebook page simply saying "Another bodacious bunch who we played with the other day released their first track online today, luvvin it" 

The video was marked simply as JV 2 and features all sort of trippy VCR looking stuff.  When I did a bit of research, all I could really find was that they're from Birmingham.

What I can tell you though is that their first release Jade Vine is brilliant. it's only a first release but its a well rounded rehearsed sound. It has all the hallmarks of a great Birmingham band, it's got a raw yet mellow shoegazey sound, the vocals are low in the mix and it fits into the B-Town sound as you'd expect, but what sets them apart as ones to watch is the melodies and grunginess, it has a urgency to it as well as depth. With guitars and sounds from mellow licks to hard riffs overlapping each other.  Its the sort of song that you can listen to over and over and over again, put simply its very impressive for a first release from a band that as far as I can tell only formed this year. 

So more information will be posted when I find out a little bit more.

you can watch it here

and download it for free here

-Retrofit: here's a later blog reviewing the time i saw them support swim deep

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