My First Radio - GIITTV's singles club releases My First Radio's
Bill Cummings 13/07/2008
GIITTV's singles club releases My First Radio's "Progress" as a free digital, download it now:
MY FIRST RADIO- PROGRESS
Kettering and Corby based four piece My First Radio release "Progress" as free download on the GIITTV singles club. The track comes as a precursor to a full physical single released on Series 8 records later in the year.Bside "My Secret Plan" is now avaliable to all.
In a live setting My First Radio combine the fragile atmospherics of Engineers, Mogwai and Redjetson with the mashed up effects pedal punk of Bloc Party and add the vocal kick in the nuts of Six By Seven and latter day Primal Scream. You could call it shoegazing with size twelves.
In this context "Progress" is somewhat disarming, catching you totally off guard with its wistful, emotionally charged vocals which ache over a gentle piano motif eventually rising to a searing vocoder soaked ephiphany. The bside "My Secret Plan" combines knowing vocal interplay with spiralling shoegaze fuzz that smacks you about the face and lets you know who's in charge here...
"...fast moving indie band." - The Guardian
"[My First Radio] launch you skywards on a rocket co piloted by Muse and Slowdive and fuelled by lashings of spiralling guitars... spacey, shoe gaze majesty..." - hearthefuture.org.uk