More Music from the Inbox, 06 February 2013: Charlie Says, Original Mechanical Mouse, As Flowers Grow, Kassoma, My Pet Monster, Don the Cardigan

By Larry Lootsteen

Artist: Charlie Says, “MDCCCXII”

Album: Single

The Welsh are producing a fine lot of interesting bands!  And by the way, how’s your Roman numerology these days?

Sounds like: A woman singing Fall Out Boy.  Sort of.



Artist: Original Mechanical Mouse, “Whiskey Blues”

Album: Single

OMM (aka Joel Collinsworth) has some great, eclectic sounds.

Sounds like: The growl that comes with too many hangovers



Artist: As Flowers Grow, “Kobyashi Sunrise”

Album: Single

Glasgow band with a great sound!

Sounds like:  Stone Roses and more…



Artist: Kassoma, “Control”

Album: Single

New sounds emanating from a deep well

Sounds like:  A slowly building tornado



Artist: My Pet Monster, “Destroy All Monsters”

Album: Trudy Superstar

Cardiff based Alt/Noise band with some real drive!

Sounds like:  Aggressive Silversun Pickups



Artist: Don the Cardigan, “Stations”

Album: Ego

Seriously, how can you not love the name?

Sounds like:  Who you want to hear, pint in hand, wondering…


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