Friday, 19 July 2013

The Minx - Forest Bank

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Well this is a bit good. 'Forest Bank' is our introduction to Manchester band The Minx (who sound nothing like any notions of a Manchester band that you might have) and we're hoping it's typical of their sound. By the looks of things, we've been a bit slow on the uptake here, as The Minx have been selling out venues in their home town and also picking up some national radio play on the alternative stations, and have draw comparisons to The Buzzcocks and The Undertones. You can hear both of those bands in the powerpop rush of this single, but more besides.

There's a punky side to the band for sure, but chiming guitars and organ lift the song until it's not far from indiepop. Regardless of labels, The Minx have got a tune here with so much energy that it sounds like it's been rifling around in Tyson Gay's medicine cabinet, plus it's overflowing with melody. Really 'Forest Bank' (which is from the 'Hey! Mr Warden' EP) is just being selfish by hogging so much goodness. Why oh why do the human race put up with the drivel they're fed when there are bands like this hiding out there? The mind boggles, it really does.

The Minx's website

Catch them live:

Thu, 08 Aug Blackpool, UK Rebellion Festival
Sat, 10 Aug Cleethorpes, UK Waves Bar
Sun, 11 Aug Manchester, UK "A Declaration II Festival" @ Sound Control
Sat, 24 Aug Cumbria, UK Solfest 2013

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