Anyway, the Kruger website is worth a visit and has a Singles Club (not that sort of club) that I’d recommend you joining (although if you choose not to, it’s a pretty fair bet that some of the featured records will be appearing here too…).
The first record features Cardiff band, the Toy Band, and is a really good start for Kruger – someone there clearly has good radar. All jerky, “new wave” riffs and catchy hooks, it’s a real grower.
The Toy Band
The Toy Band are Jamie, Joe, Jim and Pete and are, erm, from Cardiff. And that’s about all I’ve managed to find out so far about them. I’ll let you know if I can get in touch with them. Did I say they’re from Cardiff?
Anyway, what you need to know is that both the tracks posted here are good but I particularly like the first one, “Anthony’s Legacy”, which has these rather sad lines:
We gathered round in the playgroundI think these songs are among the strongest I’ve heard for a long time and I shudder to think that we live in a world where songs like these make little impression but Radiohead albums sell by the lorryload…
To watch you win all the fights
Oh how it’s changed
Now you’re stuck in the mud
And we’ve all lost our confidence.
What’s the matter with you guys?
The Riff Song
Good work Kruger!