(Alright, technically they've been together since 2007, but they're a welcomed new addition to my musical addictions.)
I seem to have a penchant for acoustic indie folk pop music these days. Good thing I found the title sequence to fill my needs. To really get a sense at just how preciously artful their songwriting is, take a look at their live performances on the Crypt Sessions (link below): the title sequence are nothing short of enchanting with thoughtful songwriting. I find their songs charming as they sit on the edge between folk, instrumental with the occasional electronica influence.
You'll have to pardon my comparison to Kings of Convenience but as an added bonus, we have a Snap Ant remix of the single lovers. The remix sounds like it's taken from Kings of Convenience album versus. And in my mind, this is a very good thing.
Debut album release dates are forthcoming. Their debut single, Lovers, is set for release in early 2010. However, for our loyal indie shuffle followers, you get to hear the single here first. This duo is one to watch!
At The Crypt Sessions, we're always on the lookout for bands that are on the cusp of breaking through, so getting The Title Sequence in to do their thing for us was a no-brainer. The London-based duo's reputation is growing apace and their unique brand of electro-acoustic indie-lit pop has already been championed by a couple of heavy-weight taste-makers "“ Radio 1's Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens.
The Title Sequence are childhood friends Nick Croft (keys) and David Bailey (guitar) . They usually play with an old-school reel-to-reel tape machine that provides backing beats (as well as giving the band their visual USP). Sadly, the reel-to-reel was in hospital the day we filmed them but it mattered not one jot. Nick and David's playing is tighter than a camel's arse in a snowstorm. Their delicate, Elliott Smith-style harmonies are also perfectly in sync, adding further colour to some of the best lyrics we've heard at The Crypt in a long time.
There's nothing cooler than understated talent. The Title Sequence make their quality seem effortless. It's enough to make any Hoxton wannabe cut off his quiff "“ The Crypt Sessions