June 8, 2009
By all appearances the Svengalis are no more. The band broke out with a well-received single early last year, "Sting in the Tale" and were creating a lot of buzz with their Britpop sixties mixed style of power pop. The few songs recorded were tight, with sharp edged melodies that carried you effortlessly along. It wasn't hard to hear contemporary influences like The Libertines or Ordinary Boys, or looking even further back echoes of the Boomtown Rats. The song here "Soda and Cigarettes" was circling the blogs back in 2007, and should have been more than enough to garner more serious label attention. One wonders what happened to bring it all to an end.
Svengalis -- Soda and Cigarettes