Lets Bitter Cinema
When I say that Lets Bitter Cinema isn't a punk band, you have to take that with a grain of salt. Their music is certainly tried and true punk, the type that makes you sweaty and aggressive and happy to be alive... but Lets Bitter Cinema is not a band in any sense of the word. "Band" connotes multiple people, while the truth of the matter is that Lets Bitter Cinema is really only one guy from Sheffield who makes a ton of raucous noise all by himself. [If you are having a hard time grasping this difficult concept, try to think of Lets Bitter Cinema as the punk Bright Eyes or the not god awful Young Love.]
Lets Bitter Cinema recently emerged on the scene with a handful of club dates throughout the UK and a debut single on the impeccable Young & Lost Club. The single showcases a raw, grating sound with harsh spitfire vocal delivery and a pounding rhythmic intensity that belies the one-man band set-up. I like the a-side of that single a lot ("Take This Act Down"), but I think the intense pent up energy exhibited on the b-side ("Oh Vienna") makes for a more compelling track. It feels like a machine gun, which really is a compliment of the highest order.
[Myspace] Lets Bitter Cinema
[mp3] "Oh Vienna"