Of The True Class are long term faves of Designer Magazine which meant it was only a matter of time before they featured in our Buzzin's section.
OTTC first played one of our Designer Magazine showcases at the Roadhouse back in the Winter of 2009 and immediately blew us away. There was a vital energy lacking in a lot of white guitar bands at the time and along came these relative unknowns from unknownsville UK (aka Prestwich) with punky spikey definitely classic Cribs influenced indie (one fan has already called them Cribs without chest hair). Since then they've gone on to play the Skins Beach Party with Effy to 700 people in Manchester and support Lowline at Hungry Pigeon as well as play some blinders across the city.
Until last months EP launch recordings had been thin on the ground, but almost as if to close chapter one before a flurry of new songs appear they recorded their favourite songs from early days. Weighter and beefed up from the live shows the likes of "Panasonic: Friend Of Mine" already sound like indie disco classics, while relative newies "A Tribute To The State We're In" and "London" show the band moving into a more complex direction.
With new songs on the way for 2011, it will be interesting to see if they add to the current Clash / Cribs palette which they currently draw from. Also will they update their early classic "Wasted Days" and do a definitive recording of.
Of The True Class's first live foray into the new year is supporting The Brute Chorus at Night & Day on Feb 12th.