"Ball O'String" b/w "Nuts In May"
Genres: indie pop, indie rock, lo-fi
123 Old Christchurch Road Bournemouth
BH1 1EP, UK
Jun 8 - 14 2003
is the first vinyl single from Britain's Superglider Records, and it
sounds like it's the start of something good. Each of the 500
copies comes with a hand painted cover by Nic Rowling, while the
record itself contains two pop tunes from the new trio of Paul
Hanford, Russel Kemp, and Matt Shaw.
Side A is "Ball O'String," a moody tune featuring a neat
guitar and vocal base with drums, trumpet, and sound effects added to
liven things up. The result is a bit cacophonic but still
remarkably catchy. Fun, but perhaps too cluttered for some
Side B, meanwhile, is "Nuts in May," which takes a more
calm approach. The song is still injected with an overflow of
extraneous sounds that occasionally make the music seem a bit more
complicated than it has to be, but the band pulls everything together
well enough to warrant multiple happy listens.
Overall, this is an interesting, catchy 7". Sancho
Panza have a nice style but may want to cut down on all the extra
noises and sounds in their music if they wish to broaden their
2 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]