Burning Paintings of your Soul

I’m not going to do this a lot, OK?

But I’ve been reading this month’s issue of Fuse and have been encouraged to investigate a new (to me) band called the Lancaster Bombers. Fuse is a new-ish magazine you can have sent monthly to your e-mail with an exhaustive coverage of music in the Gloucester and Cheltenham area. It’s produced by a feller called Andy that I’ve met a couple of times whose energy to cover new music is quite breath-taking really. It’s full of bands and interviews that mainly make me feel just plain old these days, but the Lancaster Bombers tip off is a good ’un.

The Lancaster Bombers

Apparently the Bombers’ Myspace was dumped somehow without warning and doesn’t yield anything for the dedicated mp3 trawler (although the streamed tracks, especially the Stooges-y Your Girlfriend, all sound good). The website on the other hand is something else. Three live tracks, three other tracks and four acoustic tracks by band leader John-Paul Pryor is a pretty generous give away.

I found some of the quotes and the general image a little off-putting, speaking as a forty-something year-old bloke, but I’m told the kids love it, and I can see these guys becoming very big indeed. It’s all loud, raucous stuff, with some great Fall-influenced riffs and lyrics, and some interesting fiddlings and effects.

I’ve a feeling NME have done some sort of feature on the Bombers, but for those of us that only speak English the best source of further info is Andy’s Fuse interview, which you can get by contacting him or visiting his Myspace site and adding your name to his mailing list.

I’m posting some of the tracks available on their site, my personal favourite being the first with it’s slightly gothic lyrics and dubby extras. Good stuff.

Crack Francisco
Silent Show
Cruelty Boxes