I’ve been thinking again. Uh-oh, you’re thinking. Here comes an uncomfortably right-wing tirade about the welfare state. Well, breathe easy. I’ve been thinking about the way I listen to, and store, my music collection.
Skinny Villains are a Glaswegian indie rock band recently feted by The Skinny, who happen to be releasing a new single, featuring two songs – Green Eyed Monster and Young Love. I don’t know if the band’s name derives from their pride in lacking a paunch, or the relative thinness of their respective braces (see photo). I mean, braces are cool and everything, but they’re not exactly the sartorial Holy Grail; I got two pairs for £2 at Armstrong’s.
Back to the music: Green Eyed Monster is the better of the two songs; while they exhibit both musical range and verve that most guitar indie bands lack, Young Love sometimes strays a bit close to the cliché borderlands. Green Eyed Monster is an early Franz Ferdinand-esque number, a suckerpunch of guitar and barbed lyrics, and the confluence of fast-wristed drumbeats and guitar riffs remind me of fellow Glasgow band The Imagineers. Young Love is also a good song (in particular it reminds me of this), showing a softer less distortion-driven side to the band.