Herky Jerky Avant-Pop from Manchester,when herky jerky Avant-pop was 'In'! It was also, 'In' ,again, around the turn of the 21st century; when the 'Young' people looked through their 'cool' parents record collection and started playing their XTC records. Then they formed bands like Erase Erata and The Futureheads. So in about fifteen years time we should get another wave of Herky Jerky pop bands, made by kids who will be scanning that old hard drive of their mums and dads and find some Devo influenced bandwagon jumpers from 2005; then form a band?
Of course, the original wave is always the best in any medium,and the same is true in this case.
Elti-Fits could easily have been XTC,but they were a year or so too late, and maybe a bit too herky jerky!
That said, they were/are criminally ignored and under-represented in the various recorded mediums. One EP, one Peel Session, and the odd live curio (click here) to their name.
Trainspotter fact: Their drummer was one Karl Burns from the classic Fall line-up!
Peel Session Tracklist:
1. Factory Room
2. Letter Box
DOWNLOAD before you have an elti-fit HERE!