Vent of the week

After looking at the XFM shortlist http://www.xfm.co.uk/Sectional.asp?b=reviews&id=20117  for debut album of the year, there was one thing that struck me!  Where is all the talent?  One of our leading radio stations in discovering and promoting new bands has compiled a list of wretchedly average indie-pop that has manifested out of a burgeoning alternative scene.  The insidously plain music of The Pigeon Detectives and The Wombats et al, has been a direct marketing assault from the record companies to cash-in on a thriving indie scene.  The problem now is that the quasi indie bands are starting to steel the thunder of the real-deal, thus rendering the once flowering genre impotent…..

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