Its purely a coincidence that POST/POP seems to be going Norwich crazy right now. First it was the fantastic Treasureseason, and now, quite by chance, its the equally fantastic, MEGA EMOTION! Then I thought to myself, “Jed, is this really a coincidence? Or do we all just have to face the fact the Norwich is the new Seattle?” I sat myself down and assured myself that these two bands are merely a fluke, and I don’t need to up sticks and move up the map and potentially come face to face with ancestors of Swein Forkbeard, the Viking King of Denmark who probably would not care much for the upturn in power-pop the city he tried to destroy has recently produced.
So what we have here is the brand new single from MEGA EMOTION named “Uncomfortable”, and yes it does get quite awkward when I am singing along to this on the way into the office every day on packed trains. If I had to describe it in a sentence – which I kinda do – I would say that its like John Carpenter writing songs based on the works of Stephen King for OMD at their peak. It’s dark, its lyrically menacing, its catchy as hell and it’s very difficult to expunge from your brain once heard. Hear for yourself!
If that’s not enough, the b-side is Madonna’s La Isla Bonita! It’s in my top 5 Madonna songs (yes I have a Top 5 list of Madonna songs, the question is “Why Don’t You?”) and the original video was directed by Mary Lambert who went on to direct ‘Pet Sematary‘! Mega Emotion’s version turns the worldwide hit into an alternative universe where the song was released by Blondie (specifically in the Eat To The Beat era) instead of Madonna. I love it and so will everyone!
So who the frak are Mega Emotion? Well they are Iain, Lisa and Jan and since forming in late 2013, Mega Emotion have won Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable on BBC 6 Music, play-listed as a 6 Music Recommends track of the week, and been championed on XFM and by BBC Introducing.
Live, they have played for John Kennedy’s Remedy showcase in London, and supported the likes of Dan Croll, Thumpers and Yuck (As an aside, why aren’t Yuck massive? they are amazing!).
I can’t wait for you guys to hear this tape and follow the relatively new music career of my joint-first favourite Norwich based band EVER!
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