Forming from the remnants of short lived Sheffield band Umlaut, Situationists have bided their time before their upcoming debut release. The 'This City Holds Us All' EP comes two or so years after the media focus on Sheffield following the emergence of some band called the Arctic Monkeys.
But what really piqued my interest with Situationists was their fantastic post punk cover of Daft Punk classic 'Digital Love' from an XFM session last year. Tim funfunfun [link] was an early fan of it and only the most hardcore Daft Punk purist will dislike it.
As for their EP tracks, they project an anthemic sound with definate similarities The Futureheads and Hot Club de Paris. Understandly, 'This City Holds Us All' is the stand out track with its enjoyable "buhbuhbuhbuh etc" vocal hook and while the other tracks prove less inspiring, there's enough there to keep you interested.
While Umlaut released their only single 'Winter Coat' on Fantastic Plastic, the 'This City Holds Us All' EP is out on 10th March on Tough Love records. Preorder from the Tough Love website [link].
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Situationists - This City Holds Us All (XFM Session) [Yourfilehost]//[Sendspace]