Thursday, January 04, 2007

Working For A Nuclear Free City

Oh, God bless AmpCamp and MySpace. No, seriously.

Whilst flicking through the web earlier on, the aforementioned ampcamp mentioned Working For A Nuclear Free City. The description, of this band who hail from Manchester, with impeccably cool sounding Manchester sound (no, definitely do not mean Madchester) have swept me off my feet, er, sonically speaking.
It took me a while to find their MySpace, largely because it's (that could have been hours spent googling). I was NOT disappointed - to the extent that having listened to all four tracks streamed there, I went and bought their album. They might be indie, they might be dance, but this is not a Madchester re-hash, nor yet another band claiming to be influenced by Gang Of Four etc... So many bands claim to be influenced by violently cool names and yet re-hash the Beatles; rather like the X-Vectors, they are a band with a lot of dance influences.

I can only recommend that you go to their MySpace page, hear the tracks for yourself, and check out these two posts at The white Noise revisited: here and here. They have hints of acts as diverse as the Doves, Happy Mondays and A Certain Ratio - yet there's something else too...
Now do yourself a favour and go and buy the album, either on CD or even better, on vinyl.


Matthew said...

Nice one - these guys are excellent.

JC said...


Many thanks for this. Absolutely fantastic name for a band.....

But more importantly, a fantastic sounding band with a fantastic sounding name.

I'ts discovering stuff like this that makes all the time spent blogging very very worthwhile.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ed - you don't have to pub this comment, but we couldn't find a way to email you:
Thanks for the shoutout to ampcamp, but it saddens us a tad that you'd use our mp3 and then link to Amazon - (although it makes sense to order the CD from UK Amazon if you're UK; we do international orders, but charge) but please note that your link to Amazon for the LP mentions they're "currently unable to offer" the vinyl.

We have the vinyl.

-Andy from Amp Camp

Ed said...

Hi all, glad you liked the Working For A Nuclear Free City, I seem to have had a lot of feedback on this.

Ampcamp guys/girls - just for the record, I wasn't able to download the mp3, but it was your write-up that lead to me to discovering the band. I am sorry I didn't link the post to you but for the record, any readers should go and check out the AmpCamp site. I brought my copy of the LP -on vinyl- from an Independent shop in Edinburgh, where I was a member of staff for a long time.

Thanks for the feedback.