Pick of the Week 19 - Ume
Ume come to us straight out of Austin, Texas and are as straightforward as they come, combining guitar, drums and base in a back-to-basics three-piece. Their direct, no-nonsense approach to music making harks back to simpler times and produces a sound akin to a hybrid creature cloned from The Jam, Nirvana and The Primitives. There's no messing about or pretension here, it's just full on indie rock with a tasteful green frock thrown in for good measure. Maybe the two guys should work on their fashion sense a little though; they look more like a couple of computer technicians than rock stars to me.