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The Motorpool

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The Motorpool are a cracking Britpop band with a trademark vocal sound, mixing melancholic anthems with uplifting pop hits.

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With Christmas almost upon us, it’s fair to say that the top forty is about to receive the usual offerings of soppy festive love songs, a few dodgy cartoon assaults, and a sickening Westlife cover version. What we need at this time is a healthy dose of cynicism to really get that festive spirit going […]

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The Motorpool is the creation of brothers Billy and James Traxler, who form the centre of this London five piece. Available right this second, ‘X-Ray Eyes’ is the debut album containing twelve tracks, which follows on from two very strong singles; including the title track X-Ray Eyes. ‘Neon Smile’ opens with some pace and introduces […]

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The Mag’s very own editor hands me a distinctly non-CD-sized envelope and with a smug grin says “I think this is for you!”. More than a little confused, I peel back the bubble wrap to discover a pair of flip-flops. Okay Motorpool, you’ve got my attention! The significance of the flip-flops, which overseas readers might […]

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Lodon based, The Motorpool, hark back to those dreamy days of Britpop with relaxed guitar and piano, reserved bass, and simple drumming. A-Side, ‘X-Ray Eyes’, has those smooth, deep vocals that draw you in to the lyrics, which are well enough written to stand up to their Bowie style delivery. The chorus is the main […]