Thursday, November 16, 2006
boomkat.com on Conner
The good folks at boomkat.com who are stocking Conner's Hello Graphic Missile have been singing its praises.
"Conner are a band from Lawrence, Kansas but seem to be getting their kicks listening to East Coast retro punk and classic British rawk music. Frontman James Duft even sings like a drowning limey so how did they end up with this obsession coming from Kansas of all places? Well let’s blame the internet, everyone else does – and when four guys from the mid-west can make music that practically forces you to get up and dance your socks off it barely even matters. Already garnering rave reviews worldwide ‘Hello Graphic Missile’ is the band’s debut album and has been aligned among records by everyone from the Killers (who Conner supported) to The Strokes (who Conner actually sound a lot like) which might give you an inkling as to what you’re going to be getting. It’s hardly original, but I don’t think the band would ever claim to be re-inventing the wheel, instead they’re more than happy slamming out ballsy tunes for party girls and boys, tunes that could very easily sell more than a mere handful of records. Get your best togs out and scrape that gum off your sneakers – we’re going to dance! "
Download a brand new Conner tracks (Go Back) from their my space page here