Occasionally London throws up a 60s-style primitive rock band that you simply can’t ignore. The Vinyl Stitches are such a band.
These four individuals – two boys called Jean Claude and Vinny, two girls called Sam and Evy – have only garage on their mind and fuzz in their lustful hearts. The Stitches recreate that infectious sound when young Americans came out of their sleepy towns high on illicit substances and set about changing the world with the 4/4 beat. Employing a heady mix of The Stooges, 13th Floor Elevators, and The Velvet Underground, not to mention a splash of Jesus & Mary Chain and The Cramps, they create an orgy of foot-stomping noise to soundtrack an imaginary psych-ploitation film.
London has been bowled over these last few months by their outlandish and mesmerising live shows, which come highly recommended by us. In the meantime stop by their Myspace page and have a listen.