Unlike London based blogs we sometimes feel a tad left out up here in the frozen north, consoled only by our warm beer, pies, our amusing flat cap collection and our prize winning whippets. If we had a pound for every time a manager, record label or PR company asked us if we’d like to “pop down” to Water Rats or Koko that very evening to see the latest bright young things we’d have, oooh, about £76.00. The point we are clumsily trying to make is that although the net has shrunk the world, it’s still very difficult to keep up with the huge number of bands based in our illustrious capital. And sometimes a band comes along who are so bloody good we think “why on earth haven’t we heard them before?” Sheen are one such band, in fact their music is so up our street we really should be neighbours!
The sound they produce is profoundly beautiful, wonderfully atmospheric and like their collective name,(and unlike Charlie) shimmers with a glittering mournful elegance.
Formed little more than a year ago at the University of Westminster, Sheen have an ear for sparkling somber beauty and are influenced by the likes of The Smiths, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine,(the) Pixies and A Place to Bury Strangers. The band hail from all corners of the UK with the exception of Swedish chanteuse Aneta. In February the band plan to hit the studio to record new material and we’ll will certainly keeping our ears on high alert in anticipation of the results
Actually we are lovin’ Sheen so much, we say fuck convention – here’s another track.
- VPME – Track Of The Day – Frankie Rose (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- The VPME Podcast Episode 6 – October 2011 (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- The Vpme Podcast- Jesus and Mary Chain Special (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- Songs To Learn and Sing – Veronica Falls, Howling Bells, Zola Jesus and Dirtblonde (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- Songs To Learn And Sing – Bird, The Bandana Splits, Dum Dum Girls, Two Wounded Birds,Emmy The Great, Kyla La Grange, Peter Murphy And Red Kite. (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- THE VPME AWARDS 2011- (Including Top 20 Podcast) (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- The VPME on BBC 6 Music. Take 2 (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- The Von Pip Musical Express Christmas Special Podcast (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)
- Charlie Sheen: “I’m Not Crazy Anymore!!!” (perezhilton.com)