I like Morrissey as much as the next guy but really he’s getting a little long in the tooth isn’t he? Isn’t there some up and coming UK band that deserves some press and that retains the classic Smiths sound? And don’t tell me The Arctic Monkeys!
Perhaps a band to considor is Cats On Fire. Like Arctic Monkeys they have all their demos online as mp3′s. Unlike Arctic Monkeys there are no NME photogs buzzing around their flats, no bloggers drooling over their every live performance and certainly no Pitchfork crowning them the next big thing. So in terms of career longevity this is all good news for Cats On Fire. Check out the two songs below and I dare you not to love them.
These songs are taken from 2005′s Seelonce Mayday Demos; more songs here.