BEING 747- Health and Safety
Being 747 (or one clever bloke called Dave and his merry muso mates) are, by no means, your average band, in fact describing their second offering through Wrath Records as "a squid eating dough in a polythene bag". Which is silly, of course, but, if you can picture that, then you're over half way to understanding how marvellously mental and, naturally, fabulous this is. From beginning to end, nice keyboards and naughty harmonies sink their milky teeth into a hefty slab of mostly-bouncy lo-fi indie-rock from Leeds, in the vein of a well-orchestrated Pavement or The Pixies but with the dismal but cocky and slightly sarcastic storytelling of Pulp that anyone who's ever heard of The Scaramanga Six will also recognise (unsurprisingly, as there are members of the latter who have actually dipped their finger in this rather tasty pie).
Was released 1st May, 2006 which means that a) I am slack and b) you can get a copy right away.