Andrew Anderson is a prolific guy, having recorded two albums of dumb-punk ferocity with his band, Hipshakes & released three albums & a number of singles under his solo project moniker, “Proto Idiot”. Proto Idiot’s previous output has had one foot firmly planted in the Hipshakes school of frenzied, nervous garagepunk intensity, & the other in a rickety, Kinks-ian, English-countryside gallop. His debut for TiM however is a step in a new direction, delivering smart & urgent pop tunes having more in common with the DIY smarts of bands like Television Personalities, Wire & The Soft Boys than The Oblivians or The Gories. “You’re Wrong” yearns with the strummy confections of a lost classic & it’s earworm melody will have a hard time getting unstuck from your brain! “You Can’t Hide” burns with the loping maudlin of guitars & careens into a head-bopper of sugary pop-perfection. The first edition of this single is pressed on randomly-mixed vinyl & includes a download code!
RIYL: Wire, The Soft Boys, TVP, Tyvek, Hipshakes