Bury St Edmunds; it’s one of those places you’ve heard of, but probably don’t know anything about. I don’t even know where it is (Wikipedia says that it’s “the cultural and retail centre for West Suffolk”). But it’s given birth to the bizarrely-named Gaffa Tape Sandy – a trio who are going places after their Glastonbury BBC Introducing set this summer – so it must be alright.
Latest release ‘Beehive’ often feels like it’s teetering on the edge of going wrong, and vocalist Kim Jarvis sounds like he needs a lie down at the end of it, but it all comes together for an enjoyably frantic slice of garage rock. Plus, it’s got a hook that’s so catchy it should be banned – and sounds like it’ll be sweatily excellent live.