Well I was going to post some more 3 word album reviews yesterday but the Internet as usual was a complete bitch, but today I thought I'd go with the Thursday MyFriend feature except for this time I'm cheating because I didn't actually find this new band on some well known band's MySpace, but they do have Bjork as a friend on theirs. This band is Connan and the Mockasins a happy go lucky group of bluesy psycos hailing from the land of New Zealand. They include a Auto Harp and an Upright Acoustic Bass amongst their instruments and their songs alternate between psycadelic 60's style slow-moving melodies and funky little numbers reminicent of early Chilli Peppers stuff (see Naughty Holidays) and sometimes a mixture of both which sounds more like Hendrix. Fitted to the music is a voice that can only be described as Bob Dylan, Ray Davies and Jimi Hendrix all singing at the same time then compressed to sound like one person. Damm it you just have to here it (their currently playing some dates in New Zealand if you happen to live there).
Connan and the Mockasins-Blues
Connan and the Mockasins-Naughty Holidays
Connan and the Mockasins-Hello View
more here and on their MySpace