Vanilla Swingers – Goodbye Lennon

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Thought the Ting Tings were this years underground success story? Well then you probably haven’t peered into the very near future and witnessed what Vanilla Swingers are about to achieve. With their debut release and first live performance both happening next month now might be the time to start dropping their name in front of impressionable friends. Believe me by the end of the summer you’ll be feted for your uncanny ability to spot the next big things. To help you on your way, here are some facts. The Vanilla Swingers are Miles and Ann (nope I don’t know their surnames either), a London duo who can sound like certain great bands like Ultra Vivid Scene (‘I’ll Stay Next To You’) and Talk Talk (‘The Way’) who have been lost in the mists of time. Right now I can’t go anywhere without ‘Goodbye Lennon’, its leaden beats provide such a contrasting backdrop to the lithe piano lines and the sweetly conversational boy/girl vocals I may even start listening to huge 80’s ballads all over again. You saw them coming didn’t you? KD

Vanilla Swingers – Goodbye Lennon

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Vanilla Swingers
Year: 2008

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5 Comments

  1. July 19, 2008
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    Well, it’s been taken down for several months now so it’s bound to sound a bit stiff! Awful in the context of the other stuff they’ve done or just generally awful? Would love you to expand.

  2. July 19, 2008
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    Just generally awful. I was sent it by email and thought it was so cheesy. And your comparison to the ting tings? nah, not happening.

  3. July 19, 2008
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    Fair enough, that’s the beauty of individual opinion I suppose.

  4. August 29, 2008
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    well, i personally love very much this track. It has such a dreamy sound. Vanilla Swingers really have something special. Not the same thing i could say about the ting tings…

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