Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Sounds: Bagheera growls

With a name like Bagheera, you’d expect either a trippy Ben Harper-ish jam band or perhaps a tribal house DJ act to match the stealth quality of the Jungle Book panther character. So the fact that the trio of barely university-age Brits play music more like an acoustic Animal Collective is the first surprise when giving Bagheera a spin. The next is that it’s so polished – and so good. Already tipped by BBC’s Steve Lamacq as a band to watch, the four songs on their free-to-download EP Hollow Home (from their MySpace page) demonstrate why they likely won’t be unsigned for long. Good stuff.

Bagheera: Old Machine
from the free EP Hollow Home

And for more new sounds, make sure to subscribe to my latest podcast, JeffMix2009.08.22 (also on iTunes), featuring music from Simian Mobile Disco, Arctic Monkeys, Bibio, Miike Snow, The Dodos, Speech Debelle, and Delorean, among others.

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