Bis like their Record Store Day releases and this is the 'solo' project of one of their number 'sci-fi' Steve and his Batteries project. Previously described as Devo meets Queen of the Stone Age, it's not hard to imagine what he is doing here. Expect bouncy new wave pop fun with a metallic edge. Fans of Bis, in fact, could enjoy.
Bentley Rhythm Ace were a very popular flash-in-the-pan and were highly rated by the likes of the NME. They released two albums, the first in 1997 and the second in 2000. They were formed by ex-Pop Will Eat Itself bassist Richard March and DJ Michael Stokes. Their eponymous debut was made using cut and paste sampling, analogue equipment and turntables. You can now re-live the hedonistic times of the late ‘90s with this 21st anniversary reissue with two bonus tracks, released through Do Yourself In. Limited to 500 copies.
One for all you fans of day-glo buzz pop. Scottish indie veterans Bis play a brand new song that apparently has gone down a storm at their recent live shows. Overleaf young Reading upstarts Big Zero make synth driven pop fun that sounds like Devo hanging out with Weezer. Just 500 of these little blighters.
I'm trying to remember anything about Blood Sausage. I remember them being around at the same time as Cornershop and Huggy Bear (members of the latter appear here). They were a punk and poetry ensemble led by Dale Shaw who went around upsetting people and causing general mayhem. This is the first time their collected works have appeared on vinyl.
Sci-Fi Steven from Bis has a new solo project, and Batteries is the name he’s given it. Human Requirements allows you to sample from the debut album of the project with two tracks, one taken from the record and one exclusive to this 7” release. Politically driven indie-pop released on Do Yourself In.
Batteries is the solo project of Steven Clark (aka Sci-Fi Steve) of legendary Glasgow, disco punks Bis. This self titled debut LP release is full of concise, new-wave confidence. The guitars have been beefed up to an almost agro rock sound but there’re still plenty of pop moments carrying his trademark vibe of positive cynicism.
‘Keep Your Darkness’ is a brand new, limited edition 7” from Glasgow’s barmy indie poppers Bis, featuring a trademark raucous cover of Susan Fassbender’s ‘Twilight Cafe’, a relatively unknown figure that Bis apparently have a lot of love for. The single is a precursor to the forthcoming ‘The Anthology – 20 Years of Antiseptic Poetry”. Expect to hear the usual bis influences: early Human League played by Adam And The Ants, and a signature triple-headed vocal squall from singer Manda Rin.
Please note, I Love Bis refers to the Scottish indie-pop band, not the Japanese idol-pop collective… This right here gathers up tracks from the rare early Bis EPs, recorded and released throughout the 90’s. Consequently we get to pan through lots of different Bis styles! On Do Yourself In.
I am frankly just a little bit disappointed that this is not a record by the Japanese Idol-Pop group of the same name… Instead, what you get on data Panik etcetera is a trio of Scots making new-wavish punky indie-pop! This is the first new bis material since 2003, so something of a momentous release. On Do Yourself In.