While I dance around the living room to Hot Chip covering Joy Division, planning my trip to Bloc Party, Jeremy Warmsley, and La Roux shows next week, I'll leave you in the capable hands of Chez, introducing Errors!
The Glaswegian quartet Errors really did take their time releasing their debut album, 'It’s Not Something But It Is Like Whatever’ (June 2008), but I figure we can let them off, as it really was worth the wait. The band originally formed in 2004 with Simon Ward, Stephen Livingstone and Greg Paterson as members. Then, following the release of their EP ‘How Clean Is Your Acid House?’ in 2006, they invited James Hamilton to join ranks. However, they hadn’t left us completely in the dark those past years, with their first EP ‘How clean…?’ and a couple of 7” limited vinyl’s to whet our appetites.
Their debut LP presents an innovative catalogue of songs, each unique, but to those of you familiar with their previous offerings, still hold a recognizable sound. With their new take on experimental electro-pop, they then go on to mash genres with hints of post rock seeping in to the occasional track, ‘Still Game’ being the obvious example of this. They are also comparable in places to 65daysofstatic and Youthmovies. Tracks like ‘Pump’, a 7 minute house influenced dance floor phenomenon, and highly infectious electro gem ‘Dance Music’, are instant favourites. London based musician George Pringle makes a guest appearance on ‘Cutlery Drawer’ uttering sultry monotone lyrics, the only track on the album to feature vocals. From start to finish Errors will invade your mind and not for one second will you regret it.
However it appears we aren’t the only people to recognise their gift as they have previously toured with both Underworld and 65DOS, and are also signed to Mogwai’s very own Rock Action label showing they are a force to be reckoned with. I have been lucky enough to witness their live shows and the atmosphere the band emanates from the stage is inspiring. Standing in the crowd you watch in pure adoration as they use a fusion of just guitars, drums and keyboards, and the occasional laptop, to produce heavy acid sounds and complex synthesized beats underpinned with traditional guitar arrangements alongside.
Soon to be embarking on a short tour around the UK and then bagging themselves a support slot on Mogwai’s European tour in January, if you have the chance to see these guys live, embrace it with open arms.
[MP3] Errors - Cutlery Drawer
[BUY] Buy Errors debut LP here.
[MYSPACE] Visit Errors on myspace here.
[WEB] Or take a look at their website here.