Well... where to start?!
A certain Glaswegian 20 year old by the name of Joe Rodger has me pretty much stumped, a music journalist's nightmare/wet dream, he is simply impossible to pin down.
While listening to his songs, I feel like I'm being taken on a journey through some twisted children's fairytale, where things just aren't how they should be and nothings for certain. I like it, a lot.
Full of pulsating bass lines and sharp twists in both time signature and musical theme, he treads the insane/genius line with consummate ease.
With debut single Can We Go Yet, Mummy? set for limited release on LiveIn Records sometime in August and a spot on Scotland's T In The Park bill in just over month and a weeks time, things are looking good.
Joe Rodger And The Velcro Quartet - Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Joe Rodger And The Velcro Quartet - The Lovesong Of Little Cosmo Nostradamus
Joe Rodger And The Velcro Quartet - Karaoki! Karaoh-No!
And this song gets it's own little blurb because, although it's a little different from his usual sound, it's genuinely one of the best written songs I've ever heard. For geeks and Internet fanboys/fangirls all over the world; here it is...
Joe Rodger And The Velcro Quartet - Suddenly They Realized They Were Compatible
Joe Rodger & The Velcro Quartet Myspace