There was an awesome documentary about Rough Trade Records on BBC4 tonight. I tried not to look during the bits with Morrissey because that man brings me out in hives, but Robert Wyatt was on it and Jarvis Cocker too, who managed to slip something into the conversation about a spray that maintains a man’s erection. Hats off. The main Rough Trade dude, Geoff Travis, also proved a genuine style arbiter with mad scientist hair and even larger Trevor Horn glasses.
The best bit of all arrived at the very end though (after they’d got Duffy out of the way). These guys are called The Veils, and they’re about to release a record on Rough Trade. They are brilliant and I’m a little ashamed to say I’d never heard of them before tonight. Perhaps my period in music hermitage is behind me.
This tune makes me want to play air piano almost as much as Cold War Kids do, so I’m going to go and see them at The Ruby Lounge in April to get it out of my system.