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Last night a DJ ruined my life: a Valentines Day playlist

My resolutely unromantic Valentines Day playlist this year consists of:

Robots in Disguise, ‘Chains’
Einstürzende Neubauten, ‘Jet’M’
The Bush Tetras, ‘Too Many Creeps’
The Slits, ‘I Heard it Through the Grapevine’
Amy Winehouse, ‘Back to Black’
Pulp, ‘Bad Cover Version’
Magazine, ‘Permafrost'(apocalyptic version off one of their Peel sessions)
Super Furry Animals, ‘Juxtapozed With U’

It can be listened to here on 8tracks, if you like.

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Robots in Disguise, Happiness v Sadness

Written for Wears the Trousers 19.07.11
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Dee Plume and Sue Denim return with their fourth studio outing, another of the increasing number of albums funded by fans through the Pledge Music scheme. It’s a testament to the enthusiastic loyalty that Robots In Disguise can command that they have a following prepared to keep the faith when the mainstream industry isn’t. And, you know, why should it be? The pseudonymous duo are an intensely idiosyncratic band, still ploughing their furrow of superior electro-punk, with occasional shades of a sharper-toothed, steelier Shampoo, faux-naif femme fatale Claire Grogan, or a Fisher-Price Kills. Their music is curiously compelling more than it is kitsch or cutesy, though, and their chosen personas are insouciant, no-nonsense and utterly unafraid of independence. Continue reading