THEE MVPs are a bunch of MC5 loving miscreants that feature a genuine Gravesender, the Punk-a-hontus that is Charlie Wyatt, and now they’ve got a debut album (finally) despite wrecking house parties all over, bringing a little bit of Castle Face Records to Rochester Castle (or at least its environs).
The album is “Most Valuable Players”, a nod of course to the bandname, and with its collection of singles to date, it’s basically their version of Buzzcocks “Singles, Going Steady”, or as they like to compare it to the recent popular Thee Oh Sees singles series or Ty Segall’s. They also mention the old Stiff Records collection which was worth a fuck. I’d love to throw into the mix the In The Red “Jukebox Explosion” by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. It’s every bit as mint.
Charlie’s agreed to let us preview a song, and of course I plumped for the paen to our mutual home town / sinkhole – “Gravesend Song”. As Lou Barlow says on FB these days “cheggit”…
If you like The Black Lips, Strange Boys, In The Red, Castle Face, PNKSLM, Goner Records, Burger Records, Fat Possum Records, this will be up your strasse…and will make you do air guitar windmills (or if you’re from the North Kent Riviera – windmill hills).
In case you missed our man Charlie choosing his “song for ewe” by OBN III’s it’s here:
Thee MVPs have a album launch shindig / xmas party at the Finsbury Pub in London on Friday night if you’re around…deets here…
You can also find out where to get hold of a copy of “Most Valuable Players” at these places…you know the drill.
One day, when we get a Velvet Sheep live night up and running again, Thee MVPs are at the top of my wishlist. Please get a load of the album.
Laters, and cheers to Charlie.