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Assembly Now

Sitting comfortably? Let's get started

Assembly Now

Settle down at the back! Frenetic melodies delivered with hyper-assurance! If only every assembly was as much fun as... Assembly Now.

Once upon a time Assembly Now decided to get it together and sort out the state of current indie. That was 18 months ago.

Since then the band have gone on to receive accolades from BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamaque, Radio 1's Zane Lowe and NME for their disjointed, guitar-led sound.

It is, as the band describe, the sound of "Roy Orbison, Brian Wilson and Girls Aloud, while David Bowie has a nonchalant cigarette in the corner".

Cyndi Lauper, too, is held in high regard. Assembly Now tell us that their best moment to date was "blowing out a tyre on the M40 and singing Cyndi Lauper songs to the passing cars".

mixing it up

That said, the band aren't averse to mixing it up a bit. As plans for the future go, their dream is to cover Springsteen's Born To Run with a full 12-piece boy's choir. Nice touch.

Assembly Now

Yep, they're fans of Cyndi Lauper

They launched their debut single in August 2006 on cult label Kids. Its long-awaited follow up and our London Calling featured track, Leigh On Sea, is due for release on 29 January, this time on the independent Label Fandango.

You can grab yourself a copy of the single by heading to the band's MySpace page, or their website, (see right-hand column for links)

And don't forget to check out the main London Calling index, for details on all the bands and artists, hand-picked for freshness by Lord Gary Crowley himself. (see link below)

last updated: 20/02/2008 at 18:48
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