Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong – Lonely Buoy

Let’s hope that all the hyperbole that has been spouted about them doesn’t tarnish what could become a very sweet little music making machine. Joe Van Moyland used to be drummer with the Pipettes (a band who were feted to the same degree of anticipatory adulation in 2006) and he’s also held a job down in the BBC drama the Tudors. And we all know there is a long hall of shame associated with actors who think the music industry is for them but this time it looks like things may just work out. His band the Jing Jang Jong’s should make for some interesting if slightly wordy t-shirts but that never put the Trail of Dead off I suppose. ‘Lonely Buoy’ will have the C86 and jangle pop connoisseurs in raptures as it a rattles through a plethora of influences while opening up a whole world of new ones. Slick doesn’t get much more loveable than this. KD

Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong – Lonely Buoy

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Year: 2008

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  1. January 15, 2008

    I’m a little ambivalent about this lot, although they certainly can be really, really good, but I’m going to see them play on Friday and am rather looking forward to it. It’s always fun to see a hyped band in the flesh and see if the fuss is really justified.

  2. January 15, 2008

    Tell us how it goes Matt, they certainly have the hype machine behind them but from what I’ve heard they ain’t half bad.

  3. January 24, 2008

    Well slightly surprisingly I thought they were pretty decent actually. Not sure about all this ‘next big thing’ business, but they’re definitely poppy enough to sell a lot of records. I don’t get the impression they’ll make the jump from ‘like’ to ‘love’ in my eyes though.

  4. January 24, 2008

    Like is better than dislike I guess and for us hard to please bloggers I’m sure they’ll take that a huge compliment!

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