So as promised, here are radio sessions from two of the brightest acts to come out of Britain for sometime - south London troubadour Patrick Wolf and Liverpudlian cheeky chappies The Wombats. Both are really great sessions and exhibit some mighty fine tracks!
First up is Patrick Wolf's magical Music Response session for XFM [link] to showcase his new album, The Magic Position. Featuring the poptastic single of the same name, an album track (which is as close as you can get to Patrick Wolf pretending to be The Cure) and an enchanting cover of 'Moon River' - which is apparently a really famous song sung by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany's, not that I knew that till I googled it, my woeful cultural knowledge has been exposed.
Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position (XFM Music Response Session)
Patrick Wolf - Get Lost (XFM Music Response Session)
Patrick Wolf - Moon River (XFM Music Response Session)
Now for "the hottest unsigned act in the UK" - The Wombats. So they're carrying around this massive unsigned tag like The Long Blondes did not so long ago but on the evidence of this radio session (04/04/07), it can't be long till a major label snaps them up. Probable forthcoming single 'Kill The Director' is the best yet (which is saying loads because I loved the other singles), a ridiculous foot-stomping singalong - "Here's another song about a gender I'll never understand"! Complete with one of the catchiest choruses of the year to boot. Also included is the hook filled current single 'Backfire At The Disco' and new track 'School Uniform', a rant against the oppressive clothing of our education but unsurprisingly catchy.
The Wombats - Backfire At The Disco (BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe Session)
The Wombats - Kill The Director (BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe Session)
The Wombats - School Uniform (BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe Session)
Buy Patrick Wolf's third album The Magic Position from HMV [link]
Buy The Wombats new single 'Backfire At The Disco' from HMV [link]