April 29, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Cheeksters

What can you say about a band whose music touches upon the very nature of our being? They contemplate the conundrums that afflict every mod. Mods are nothing if not obsessed with their appearance, and here comes a band that ask the importnat "mod" questions that leave philosophers drooling, the issues that are at the very essence of human nature: "Should I go with drainpipes, or should I wear flares?" Such is the importance of the questions that one band is unafraid to ask. The Cheeksters.

The Cheeksters serve up a bit of Kinks-like goodness with a poppy bounciness that is both British invasion evoking, and Britpop posturing. The songs have to-die-for melodies and harmonies, and at the same time there is a cleverness to the lyrics that fits just right with the ocassional garage rock vibe. While you can hear influences from northern soul and sixties folk rock, there are obvious nods to sixties era Bowie, the Kinks, and the Beatles. All of which is a good thing.

The song here is simply a great song, "Movers and Shakers". The band clearly loves what they're doing and it shows here, and in all their songs.

The Cheeksters -- Movers and Shakers

The Cheeksters -- Movers and Shakers