Thursday, 29 January 2009
In the wake of the whole Hypechester thing, anybody with a guitar, a pair of Joe Bloggs flairs, a bowl haircut and a Mancunian accent could be signed to a record label on these attributes alone. There were some really terrible records that came out on the coat tails of the Mondays and the Stone Roses.
I'm not saying that the High are one of those but they were formed by Andy Couzins, who had been a member of the Stone Roses and their sound is not dissimilar, it has that jangly Byrds thing going on. The music is nothing earth shattering but compared to some of the dross coming out at the time it is pretty good.
The first track was a single and is also on the first album Somewhere Soon.
The High - Up & Down
The second track, if I remember correctly had to be withdrawn from sale for some alleged attempts to nobble the charts or didn't chart because of the allegations, or something. However I could be completely wrong and have just made that up but I'm sure I read it somewhere at the time.
The High - More