The Bemsha Swing
With a band name taken from the work of hallowed jazz pianist Thelonious Monk and a line up reminiscent of Big Black, this premise alone may create some trepidation regarding the Auckland duo (and their drum machine). It's that trepidation though which gives The Bemsha Swing's work that little bit more urgency to listen to.
That the band can boast they were personally chosen by Wire, considered one of the central groups that help forge the post-punk movement, gives you an indication of the left-field nature Shane and Andrew can take with their music...
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