THE TENFIVESIXTY – ‘Do This For Me’ (Giant Haystacks / Fierce Panda)

THE TENFIVESIXTY – ‘Do This For Me’ (Giant Haystacks / Fierce Panda)

Released June 25 June 2012

For The TenFiveSixty ‘Do This For Me’ release their is first official single available through Giant Haystacks/Fierce Panda label is an understandable landmark. A limited run of 7” vinyl will be available, featuring a remix of the single by San Diego’s indie rock/noise pop band, Crocodiles.
The TenFiveSixty were formed by Jen Bailey and Rik Hornby, who discovered each other in a deserted music shop. Fair to say, both possessed like-minded tastes, attitudes and musical views on 6o’s bridges and hooks. the 1980’s and “the darker side” of British guitar pop. Seb Sternberg was recruited on drums and the three-piece was formed.

First withguitars heard of the trio was ‘Killer’s Son’ which was released as a free download earlier this year, a memorable introduction to The TenFiveSixty, pleased that ‘Do This For Me’ is with us now. Although the last time I heard those words led to an unplanned hospital stay, I remain unfazed. The debut release showcasing a strong, organic vocal set to minimal 80’s inspired backing – I can even imagine the percussion was inspired courtesy of a Doctor Rhythm Drum Machine (a programmable percussive  box whose only strong point was that it drunk less.) but it does suggest a strong electro feel. love it when the hi-hat button is utilised to good effect even suggesting a simpler darker Computer World only with more tempo and less notes, should halt it there before i get on to mad stuff like vector graphics and Fairlight keyboards, before the DX7 and all it signalled.

With a strong live reputation this indie-rock / noise pop band are here to stay with their forthcoming album being described as resting “somewhere between Mazzy Star and The Pretenders…” it is looking good for TenFiveSixty, feel like I am getting too picky, but a few guitar riffs and drummer Seb Sternberg to play some off time rhythms, to add to the musical mixing bowl would taste nice, still i know it is going to turn out fine anyway. 7.75
Steve Janes

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