Sunday, September 01, 2013

The Ten: Totem Terrors' favourite songs

The Cardiff-via-Brighton duo Totem Terrors have long been STN favourites for their skewed art-rock wiriness, best exemplified so far on this year's Repeat Play Torrent Rar album.

As the first of a few people we're going to put this to, we asked Max and Rosie for their favourite/most influential songs, the pair of them taking five each:


OMD - Electricity
I love this partially for Andy McCluskey's bass dance in the video. Perfect melancholy synth pop, impossible to resist groove.

Public Image Ltd - Poptones
Moebius meditation, the high point of the best album of it's day. Tonally extreme, sexually repetitive, numb ending.

Wire - The 15th
Masters of economy and the monotone melody. Music as art, art as a pop song.

Talking Heads - Warning Sign
Lyrical expansive, musically intelligent. Everything exact, nothing wasted.

Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
My childhood hero, and first favourite song.


The Wedding Present - Carolyn
The reason I wanted to play drums and therefore joined this band.

The Raincoats - No Side To Fall In
Girls being brilliant.

Tom Waits - Innocent When You Dream
No explanation needed.

Beat Happening - What's Important
My 16-year-old-self reason for wanting to make songs.

Belle & Sebastian - My Wandering Days Are Over
Perennial inspiration.

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