Eyes to the skies

How this lot have passed me by for so long, I don’t know, but Leeds punk rockers WHOLE SKY MONITOR are on my radar and on my stereo…


This week, the frentic foursome released their second album, the wonderfully-titled Twisted Little Piggies, and to celebrate, they’re opening the show for JAPANESE FIGHTING FISH at the Brudenell Social Club tomorrow night.

Their new album has all the swagger of early punk  – “Let’s party like it’s ’77,” declares singer John Parkes on Drone (Revolution) – and calls on the modern spirits of McLusky, A and a bit of Green Day for all it’s pop melodies.

There’s also a surprising splash of Beatlesy psychedelia with the floaty La Mouche – a standout track, which is slightly misplaced in its mellowness. Maybe it’s a bit of a breather before they crank it up again. Good tune, though.

So yeah, if you’re going to the show, make sure you get there nice and early. If you’re not planning on going, change those plans and go. Early.

It’s £4 and the other bands playing are IDIOT BOX and THE GRADIENTS. Do the maths – that’s a quid a band. In these times of austerity, that’s music to our ears!

And if you fancy picking up a copy of Twisted Little Piggies, grab one from the show (we’re assuming they’ll be available on the merch table) or click HERE or HERE (it’s a little cheaper here), or if you want it in MP3 format, click HERE.

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