Yesterday Dougie the postie arrived at the door with a record from the US which I thought was strange as I wasn’t waiting for anything from there!
I opened it up and found a record by a band I had never heard of with a note.
You are receiving a copy of the new Lunchbox album titled “Lunchbox Loves You”. courtesy of Jigsaw Records and Crashing through publicity. Due to the unorthodox practices of Jigsaw, we do not have a fancy press sheet to show you. Instead, we just have this great record and the links below. Thanks for your time!”
I was curious as I hadn’t heard of the band before but Mike at Crashing Through Publicity had sent me the Luxembourg Signal single and a few other albums which I haven’t gotten round to reviewing. So last night I put the bright red vinyl on the turntable and gave it a listen.
The music is nothing radical new but if you like lo-fi indie pop, especially of the mid 90s variety then this will be right up your street.
I decided to have a look further into the band and it appears that this is the duo of Tim Brown and Donna McKean’s second album and first since 1999. Not sure what they have been doing for all of that time but for a part of it the formed a “fuzz-pop supergroup” with Mike Shulman of Slumberland Records and Stewart Anderson of Boyracer fame, called Hard Left.
You should give it a go. Here is the lead track off of the album.