1. She Don't Live In Town No More
With the launch of their new EP "Spring Sessions" The Quangos are bringing back the sound of the 60s with a modern twist. With fans such as Shaun Ryder and Bez from the Happy Mondays and Liverpool’s own Miles Kane, the boys are set to put a massive dent in the music scene this year.
In 2010 a Quango 3 piece formed, not happy with the sound they drafted in a young Drew Palmer on bass which let Phil Nixon pick up the guitar creating a sound the band needed, on the drums, Scott Parkinson kept the vibe going with soulful, quirky drum beats. This created their original sound of old and new which in turn created Rock ‘n’ Soul. All under 23 and ready to put their own stamp on the world, they impress critics with their cheeky looks and vintage sound, this combination has made them hugely popular in the right circles. Their eclectic taste in music only adds flavour to all their own… You can hear the soul cutting through in the voice of Lead singer Josh Goddard mixed with gritty Manchester twang… Truly original. Influences run deep with the likes of Spencer Davis Group, Otis Redding and Ray Charles to name but a few. The Beach Boys too are a massive influence on the boys with their cheeky lyrics and top harmonies, the similarities are not to be missed.
The Quangos are bringing the guitar band back with all guns blazing and all girls screaming… With their cheeky faces and mop top hair doo’s they are hard not to love. They are set out for big things in 2012, so keep an eye out for big support slots, top festivals and more banging tunes.