This music video from Britain says about itself:
Argonaut – Touch Electric – Official Music Video (Criminal Records)
Argonaut – Touch Electric – Out Now – Album Out Monday 19th November, 2012
Argonaut were snapped up by Criminal Records in late 2011. Their sound combines super sweet sexy vocals with rocktastic guitar riffs, shrill synths and the occasional harmonica for a rock mix with an alternative edge.
By Bob Oram in England:
Punk witches cast potent hexes for Halloween
Wednesday 4th November 2015
Dream Nails + Argonaut + The Ethical Debating Society
Veg Bar, London SW2
Dream Nails, activists who formed their band only three months ago, are self-proclaimed “punk witches from hell” and seeing their third gig is like witnessing history in the making.
“These are not songs but hexes,” says lead singer Janey and they certainly bewitch, overcoming a poor PA to wow the crowd with a glorious riot-grrrl set.
Guitarist Anya is on fire and Emmett and Judith maintain a perfect rhythm platform for Janey to show vocal anger and passion in a set that includes Vagina Police, Not abt U, DIY, Joke Choke, Bully Girl and the superbly catchy and danceable Deep Heat.
With no stage, the bands are right up close, in and among the audience and nothing suits Argonaut better.
New drummer Omz is a revelation, gelling neatly with Joules to power a great performance that sees Abby and Lorna clearly enjoying the moment.
Layered with intricate keyboards and guitars, the sound is a soundscape for Lorna to embellish. Lost in the moment, she dances, shakes and jumps while still singing perfectly.
Touch Electric, Seven, Owners and Vintage Dress, drawn from their two albums, are stand-outs in what’s a classic show.
The unique Ethical Debating Society are informed by a DIY sensibility that says “anyone can do this” and they even get an audience member up to have a go with them.
They’re scary, not just because it’s Hallowe’en but for the rare intensity of the two-guitar aural assault by Tegan and Kris.
Their yelled, call-and-response vocals blur the lyrical content in the heartburn of the sound but a set drawn from their New Sense album showcases their glorious riot pop perfectly.
Their blasts of Oh Bondage Up Yours at the end is a perfect nod to previous generations who blazed this trail.
This 2013 music video from Britain is called The Ethical Debating Society – Creosote ideas.
This music video is called X Ray Spex – Oh Bondage Up Yours (TWNDISH 1978).
This music video is called Siouxsie And The Banshees – Love In A Void. Live on Something Else 1979.
It’s UK punk’s 40th anniversary year – sort of – and among the work being celebrated is ‘Sniffin’ Glue’, the photocopied publication that embodied the movement’s high, heroic era. Founder and editor Mark Perry shares his memories: here.