Monday 22 April 2013

The Mentalettes

If, like me, the idea of Clare Grogan fronting Thee Headcoatees sets yr heart all aflutter, y'all had best sit down before listening to The Mentalettes!

There's more joy and bounce per square (round?) inch on "Fine, Fine, Fine" (Copasetic) than on any 45 I've heard in some time.  From their bandcamp page, they're of Swedish/Spanish/German/American (!) origin but are Brighton bound on 11th May.  If I had any spare sheckels, I'd make the trip, mainline Sherbet Fountains and forget my age and my arthritic ankle and dance giddily to the embarrassment of the cool kids.  Their album, brilliantly titled "A Girl Group Gone Berserk", is sure to be top of my shopping list when it hits the record shops in "mid 2013".

(Thanks to Lindsay from The Next Big Thing for the recommendation!)


  1. That's good fun. There's something of Incense and Peppermints in the organ riff, I reckon.

  2. I can hear that - good spot. I'll bet the group is more than aware of "Incense & Peppermints", too :)


  3. I reckon it's more like another Nugget - Liar Liar by The Castaways. But who cares when it's this good?

  4. Hi Not Unloved, this Mentalettes record is insanely good and I just got the last copy from the label. Thanks for the heads up. I also picked up the Girl One and the Grease Guns 7" on your recommend. You're a beast on the selections, keep it up!

  5. Aw, that's so gratifying to hear - makes the whole blogging malarkey worthwhile. Thanks!