Never Mind The Ting Tings Here's Modernaire


Why don’t you give me a taste? Why don’t you give me a taste?

You know how every so often you stumble onto a song and you realise that either you’ve caught on to it really late or you’ve just found the song that’s destined to be all over the airwaves later? I remember the thrill of the early listens to Radio Soulwax, Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy and Kylie’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head. And as in all those cases this is something that’s excellently produced and in a soulwax way got more than a hint of dirty electro around it.

I’m asking. Yours for the asking.

Well, that’s The Modernaire’s Taste this year – almost certainly. Well, at least if not they should be justifiably upset. And their lyrics mean they seem pretty much at home on Brainlove, maybe not as overtly disatisfied and political as Napoleon IIIrd or Pagan Wanderer Lu but still in the same zone. And what evokes dystopia better than a dirty synth line?

You were happy to dance all night
But you wouldn’t move any closer
You said you wanted to go for a drink
But you only ordered a cola

Obviously if you wanna hear for yourself you’ll either need EDIT, ta Tom, I’m a fool! go to their myspace or better yet grab Taste as an mp3 for 99p from their other label Jackdaw or on emusic, itunes (spit) or in reality. Brainlove deserve your support cos they are awesome. But if you just want to hear something then you can just go here and grab Rain which bemoans living in rainy northern towns.

My shoes are always leaking cos of shoddy workmanship

Roll on Brainlove All Dayer #2 (knew I should have gone last year, foolishly didn’t – I could have seen Fuck Buttons).

I should also point out that the EP is split with another band, Friends of The Bride but their Divine Comedy like stuff hasn’t hit a chord with me as yet, when/if it does they’ll get their post on here.

4 thoughts on “Never Mind The Ting Tings Here's Modernaire

  1. Tom

    I’m trying to think of a reason you didn’t link to their myspace page, where you can hear the whole of several of their songs at the press of a button, without having to part with any dollar upfront:

    I notice that on myspace, Faites Vos Jeux is Faites Tes Jeux. Poor pronoun use, Modernaire!

    Am i reading right when you imply that you think these guys are going to be as big as 2 Many DJs, Gnarls Barkley, or Kylie? Because if you are, i think your baking has travelled a little too far in the herbal direction. I hope you’re right, because they’re rather good (Bloodshed in the Woodshed = my new favourite thing), but i do not detect a prole-friendly sound in their work; this is music for people who don’t like the music that people like (ie you). Possibly with different production, it could be another story.

  2. Alex Post author

    I think the track could be as big, it’s harder to say what trajectory the band will have. But I think Taste is pretty chart friendly right now.
    And I’ve whacked the myspace link in there.

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  4. Lawrence

    There is more to come from Modernaire this year….keep posted and make friends to keep updated.

    Some new gigs and new tracks, and new remixes

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