It would appear that Kora Records are going all international, having recently signed up Stricken City who are from London.
Well good for both of them and from what I have heard so far Stricken City are gonna be checked out some more by my good self when the debut album lands.
I quote what the promo says and I would add its pretty much on the mark.
'Defined by their clattering guitars, the scattergun pounding of the drums, basslines bursting with hooks and the strikingly voiced melodies of otherworldly front woman Rebekah Raa; SC produce an indie-pop of hitherto untapped gems drawn from influences Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, Young Marble Giants and The Slits as well as those lost sources of alternative melodica Life Without Buildings, The Sundays and Bow Wow Wow'.
OK so I am a sucker for this kind of music all I would add is I think I can hear a little bit of Siouxsie in there somewhere, in a very positive manner that is.
They have been getting some attention here in the UK both on national radio, and through live shows, so who knows what may follow!
Web Sites: MySpace.
Buy: Stricken City
The album 'Songs About People I Know' is due for release in the UK on the 5th October and Stateside on The Kora Records on November 3rd 2009. (The US release will have a couple of bonus tracks, and will also be on 180gms colour vinyl & CD).