Surfacing: Ed Wood Jr

on Monday, October 25, 2010
Words: Saam Das

It seems appropriate that I would come to the end of my run of In The City festival posts with a band (presumably) named after the film maker, who was more commonly known as Ed Wood. Not only that, Ed Wood Jr are not even from our fair isles, representing the international strand of the festival by being from lovely Lille, dans la France, bien sur.

While I wasn't at the festival and hence didn't see Ed Wood Jr play, I can imagine it being a ferocious experience. The instrumental band deliver math-rock at its heaviest, albeit combined with frequent spoken word samples. When I say band though, I should really say "duo", which is fairly remarkable considering the racket they seem to produce. Hopefully they managed to reproduce in their live performance but even if not, their debut album 'Ruban de MobiĆ¼s', undoubtedly packs a punch.

Let's hope they manage to expand their exposure across Europe and the rest of the world. In the meantime, a stream of the twisted '20 Pounds' is embedded below and you can listen to more tracks at their MySpace.

STREAM: Ed Wood Jr - 20 Pounds

The debut album by Ed Wood Jr is available on for only £3.99 or at


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