Friday, 15 July 2011

Free Download Friday#106: I am not a number!

After the "Not Keen" ratings last week, I thought I'd go back to more familiar, albeit somewhat quirky, territory.

As I've stated before, I like noisy guitar bands but while this band are noisy, there are no guitars to be heard... at least, none with six strings. Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling are a duo: one who sings and plays bass and one who plays drums. I find myself enjoying minimalist approaches and stripped back arrangements at the moment and you don't get much more stripped back than just bass and drums!

I promised you quirky and if a bass and drum duo and quirky enough, this pair named themselves after an episode from the cult TV series, The Prisoner and are planning to release seventeen tracks - one for each episode. You want more quirkiness? How about a video for a track that faithfully recreates the programme's opening sequence:

(If you are not familiar with The Prisoner, the band have helpfully provided a version of their video with a picture in picture of the original opening sequence.)

A couple of the tracks are available as free downloads, specifically Episode 12 - Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling and Episode 11 - It’s Your Funeral. other tracks can be accessed and purchased from the band's music page.

They remind me a bit of Miss The Occupier and I like what I've heard so far. Have a listen and tell me what you think... Or at least, click on one of the checkboxes below.

Be seeing you.

1 comment:

David said...

Well, this seems to have been met with more approval than last weeks free download. Last week, two Not Keens, this week two Exellents. I wonder if it is the same two people?