The Whatevers; Peeking Into Lives And An Orgy Of Links

Although ANBAD is, to all intents and purposes, Just Another Music Blog, it doesn’t really behave like one.

I mean, yes, it has all the attributes of a blog that made the format so refreshingly de jour back in 2003, yet doesn’t do all the backlinking, cross-posting promotion and inter-blog link-exchanging that blogs are supposed to do. Perhaps if it did, I’d spend more time smoking cigars on Mediterranean yachts full of Page 3 girls funded from the proceeds. Still.

So, in a belated effort, today’s post is stuffed to the gills with links and what-have-you. And here’s possibly the first-ever, what-ever, link to another blog article: an astonishingly funny clip of ridiculous Scottish chart-ditherers Bay City Rollers playing to crowd of ‘life-end citizens’.

And so to business. The Whatevers are fully aware that there are lots of other bands called by the same name. But this one is so new that when I first heard the below song yesterday, it had only received one lonely play on their Myspazz page.

The Whatevers // Rhapsody In Blue Jeans

The Whatevers pretty much encapsulate exactly what it is I love about new bands so much – the half-clumsy recordings, the awkward gestures, the sweet – so sweet – and tentative lyrics.

This kind of bedroom pop is so delicious, so important and so touching because songs like this are a deliberate peek into the lives of people who might otherwise keep their eyes pointed towards the ground as they scurry for the bus.

All of this might sound like damnation via the most faint of praise, but it’s all intended as the most sincere encouragement and adulation. And so, of all the links on the page, here’s the most fulfilling of all:

www.myspace.com/samepowerchords

PS: OK, one more link. Well, two. Three. The wonderful and long-time ANBAD Faves Ace Bushy Striptease have got a wonderful long-player out, and I urge you to buy it for a paltry £3 here: One Final Link.

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