Yeah, so I was hanging around Brick Lane the other weekend, you know, just kicking back, looking cool. Maybe I scoped out a new art scene. Maybe I smoked some crack. Whatever I did or didn't do, I most definitely DID pick up a copy of Vice magazine, that free, cooler-than-thou bible for all things young, hip and trendy. This month it was exploring sadness and the limitless possibilities that lie within.
Featured inside was Nathan Williams, aka Wavves, a 22 year old who records his entire musical output directly onto computer program GarageBand. It sounds like it. Everything on his myspace is so poorly mixed it sounds like it was recorded in a tin can rolling down a mountain. Despite all this, the songs are strong enough to emerge through the musical smog. New single 'So Bored' is a brilliant amalgam of slacker pop and lo-fi surf guitars, rounded off with one of those will this do vocals. "I'm so bored" indeed.
The sadness? Apparently one of his brother's mates stole his drum kit.