Monday, 20 October 2008

Bare Grillz

I have a bit of a soft spot for really rough but raw demos - no over-production, now new bits that don't sound as good as the originals but the songs at their purest form. It's this soft spot that allowed me to get my head around Teeth!!!.

Considering their songs so far comprise of a pretty bare drum-kit and a knackered £70 Pentium 3 IBM ThinkPad with a cracked screen bought from eBay; it produces a pretty huge sound.

Veronica (vox) and Simon (Keys/Electronics) were previously in a band called Little Paper Squares and soon drafted in another Simon to play drums and thus, Teeth!!! were born.

The thing that fascinates me about them is the fact that they are using pretty basic equipment and have only so far recorded pretty grainy demos, but are producing such a textured and gripping sound. Once past the poor quality recordings, I get the same vibe from listening to them as I would if I were listening to some really bass-heavy (good) house music.

With a five-track cassette release through stop scratching (of whom I could do a whole blog on their brilliance) in the near future, Teeth!!! are about to hit the studio and I can't wait to see what they come up with.

Please remember that all of the below are live recordings. The sound quality is poor but I can sense some magic there so check them out. If you're in London next month, I recommend you get to Catch and see their only UK show before they head over to LA in Januaury to play a string of dates including the now near-legendary The Smell.

Teeth!!! - Live Jamz (Zshare)
Teeth!!! - Dead Boys (Live) (Zshare)
Teeth!!! - Pill Program (Live) (Zshare)
TEETH Myspace