by Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 15 December 2010

My friend, Simon Sun, rocks out as the frontman and chief songwriter in Brooklyn-band Sidewalk TV, an intriguing mesh of interwining guitar lines, subtle keyboard effects and four to the floor beats. The band clearly draws sonic references from the embers of the late 80s UK pop resurgence (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream), but there’s also the discordant pop-ism that characterised early Flying Nun recordings (Straitjackets Fits in particularly) which swirls enticingly across their picturesquely named debut EP , Magnificent Desolation In the Sea of Tranquility. I especially dig the instrumental track, Tunnel Vision (stream below).