People have mentioned a current renaissance of the music scene. I don't think My Marilyn go along in any way with what goes on within the trends and what NME dictate as the guys have in one form or other being pursuing their own stuff for years. So the most interesting hidden gem of 2005 is actually their debut single "At the Disco". It's driven by a kind of 90s sounding drum machine which i think blends in perfectly with the general 80s feel of the song. The tune is very catchy and should be a hit. Hopefully some major label will spot My Marilyn soon and save them from the the suffocating lack of scene of the Midlands. The chorus echoes 'Common People' a bit and the infectious "You and I" refrain doesn't leave you alone for days. For some reason it reminds me of 'Parklife' and also Bros, Wham! and the Durannies. You may have not seen the band live, but Claude's interpretation of the song and his dance moves recalls Jarvis which is a good thing.
B-side "Stripper" has a rockier feel and unfortunately the production doesn't give it justice. After seing the band live i've actually concluded that it's a lot more powerful. The megaphone is used to start the song off, which is really great and the guitars are pumping all way through. My Marilyn have no obvious influence, which is the best element. You may guess some inspiratin behind stuff, but luckily that's as far as it goes. Perhaps "Pump it Up"-era Elvis Costello, "The Knack", or a glammified version of Iggy Pop...
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|On 25/02/2006 17:51 xfkdupfairytalex said:|
awee i lovee them <3 good job!
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