One of the stand-out tunes on the Acid Jazz compilation Hipsters 2 was from a young Welsh band called The Broken Vinyl Club.
The track in question I Want You Girl was released by See Monkey Do Records, a label that specialises in the best of homegrown Welsh rock groups.
The release of the Hipsters comp coincided with the band playing a coveted live set at the launch party of Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green label, Acid Jazz A&R in attendance, plus the bands mutual departure from See Monkey Do. As a result, impressed by both music and live performance Acid Jazz Records offered them a deal.
The first single on AJ, taken from the BVC debut album due for release in October, is the catchy, twangy guitar drenched One Way Street, see video below. A band partial to tight vocal harmonies, an obvious sixties influence is instantly apparent. The Byrds meet The Flaming Groovies with a hint of The Coral thrown in for good measure.
The B-side Day Too Long is every bit as strong as the title track, possibly even stronger.
A recently penned, mini-indie-masterpiece, that wasn't finished in time to make the album, making this vinyl and download only single essential for fans who usually just wait for the album.
Released Monday 29th August.
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