Here’s a new name to me (okay, that’s not saying a lot these days...damn these bands springing up willy nilly all over the shop), ladies and gentleman I give you Sunderland’s rather wonderful SLUG who, as far as I can tell is just one dude (Ian Black). Musically Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped In Plastic (see above) is kind of like a proggy Sparks, whilst Running To Get Past Your Heart (see below) fuses slacker rock with Killing Joke’s Love Like Blood. Neat. If nothing else Mr Black gets full marks for his titles. There’s an album out on April 13 on Memphis Industries with a mini tour (no Brum Dates yet sadly) around the same time. I’m tipping him for great things this year...which is probably the kiss of death for the poor bloke. Enjoy!