This week we are, anyway. And I am here to give you our second Malta Week post! So get excited. Before I talk about the Beangrowers, though, I’m going to give you a few facts about Malta. In case you are wondering.
1. Malta is located off the coast of Sicily, in the Mediterranean…they are an archipelago! I love that word, btw.
2. They are newly independent, as they have only been a Republic since the 70’s.
3. Yes, Maltese is a language. I know, I didn’t know that either.
4. I have never met anyone from Malta. That is a fact. Not a very relevant fact, but whatever.
5. Malta has its own Wiki page (duh, who doesn’t? Oh wait, The Indie Handbook doesn’t…) so if you want any more facts, I suggest you read it. It’s not that hard, people. But only after you read our Malta Week posts.
Tonight we are featuring the Beangrowers! When I heard the name “Beangrowers,” I thought their music would be cutesy twee, like wannabe Belle & Sebastian…I think this has something to do with Jack & the Beanstalk…but anyway, their music is definitely not twee. In fact, the Beangrowers may be one of the sexiest bands we have reviewed so far. The Beangrowers are a trio with a female singer, which is probably one of many reasons that their sound triggers thoughts of Stars or the Raveonettes, although their sound has a bit more grunge than either and Alison Galea’s voice is a bit stronger and more sinewy. If you like sexy, synthy indie rock that’s a bit rough around the edges…well then, check them out. And if not, then don’t worry, we’ve got a couple more days of Maltese music!
Even though “Not In A Million Lovers” is their big-deal single, I like “You Are You Are” better, and so that is the video I’m posting. (You’ll also notice even their lyrics are very bow-chicka-bow-wow) For more, check out their myspace or official website!