We’ve been having a barney with one of our buddies recently. In fact, we seem to be in the habit of upsetting our friends recently. Completely unintentionally, of course. This particular dispute, concerning something generally quite irrelevant as these things so often do, stems from a lack of communication. Sticking one’s head in the sand. Not talking. Going incommunicado can often lead to assumptions made by any and all parties concerned, and as we all know, assumptions are indeed the mother of all fuck ups. Turns out in this instance, the ensuing angst, strife and misunderstandings could have been avoided by the simple ring and answering of a device known as a telephone – for our younger readers, think of this as social networking but with a more ergonomic counterpart that allows you to instantly send and receive vocal chord-generated communications over a bulky handset that you hold to your head, which doesn’t have apps on it. A bit like Skype, but older. Anyway, rolling with the phone thingy, here’s our solicited-by-a-solicitor Track Of The Day from Newcastle types Blank Maps, which goes by the name of Just Call. There’s quite a lot to say about these dudes, but we’re obviously not going to say it because we have somewhere we need to be right now. Let’s talk music. On the established-big-boy end of the spectrum, there’s elements of a much more shoot-from-the-hip style Radiohead and a birra Foals – from the reet-cool indie end of the spectrum, we feel this is something bridging together the sounds of Worship and Duologue, which is obviously a big deal to yours truly. We’re hoping to see many more shapes thrown on these guys’ particular dancefloor following the release of this effort via Tiny Lights Recordings on 13th August, as part of the suitably-titled Blank Maps EP. Checkit.
Blank Maps – Just Call