Tuesday, 14 November 2017
First Base - Not That Bad
First Base are self confessed power pop nerds from Toronto who's sound reminds me very much of Teenage Fanclub when they were effortlessly putting out classics such as Bandwagonesque, Thirteen and Grand Prix. They've been putting out their own string of impressive releases for the best part of a decade ( https://firstbase.bandcamp.com/) and with new album Not That Bad they've quite possibly come up with their best stuff yet.
The album is available this week through Drunken Sailor Records, I'm guessing you'll be lucky to snap up one of the initial 100 copies that are on blue vinyl but you can give it a go here : http://www.drunkensailorrecords.co.uk/products/604468-first-base-not-that-bad-lp-drunken-sailor-records-drunkensailor-079
Digitally, you can find it here : https://drunkensailorrecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-that-bad
Drunken Sailor Records have had an excellent 2017, as well as First Base they also boast excellent releases from the likes of Corner Boys, TV Crime, Booji Boys, Kuken, Cheap Whine, Marvelous Mark, Acrylics and many more.
You can get more info on First Base here : https://www.facebook.com/FirstBaseToronto/
This is the title track from the album, it's called Not That Bad but if you have a listen I think you'll agree it's much better than that....