Today is my lucky day for new releases. Album of the day is the aforementioned Secret Machines' album, DVD of the day is the excellent Thumbsucker (scored by Tim Delaughter and with the soundtrack performed by the Polyphonic Spree) and single of the day (perhaps the year) is the Immediate's Make Our Devils FLOW EP.
The beautiful production is a marvel as Chris Shaw manages to make their painfully sharp edges as smooth as a plum.
Laziness gets the better of me, so I'll take the unbiased opinion of the Irish Times to try to persuade you to make a purchase of this:
Four excellent tunes from a singular Dublin four-piece who blend post-punk, blues, ska and psychedelia into an original sound. Wow, the words "Dublin" and "original" just appeared in the same sentence - incredible.
So if you're in Dublin tomorrow, come along to Tower Records on Wexford Street at 3pm to buy one of these, get it signed and see a free show:
Other Voices Video
A RealMedia file of them performing live on RTÉ TV. The marvellous acoustic rendition of Aspects is the highlight, but for the newcomers, the 2 live songs exist as a perfect example of the Immediate's punky live show.
A Ghost In This House
The highlight of the EP. Moogs bouncing off basslines and a melody that sends shivers down your spine. "Maybe tomorrow" could become the chant of the year.
Their theme tune. Expect a new, trimmer version of this song on their debut album In Towers and Clouds.
Be friends with them. They're lonely. Locked up.