At The Crypt Sessions, we’re always on the lookout for bands that are on the cusp of breaking through, so getting The Title Sequence in to do their thing for us was a no-brainer. The London-based duo’s reputation is growing apace and their unique brand of electro-acoustic indie-lit pop has already been championed by a couple of heavy-weight taste-makers – Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens.
The Title Sequence are childhood friends Nick Croft (keys) and David Bailey (guitar) . They usually play with an old-school reel-to-reel tape machine that provides backing beats (as well as giving the band their visual USP). Sadly, the reel-to-reel was in hospital the day we filmed them but it mattered not one jot. Nick and David’s playing is tighter than a camel’s arse in a snowstorm. Their delicate, Elliott Smith-style harmonies are also perfectly in sync, adding further colour to some of the best lyrics we’ve heard at The Crypt in a long time.
There’s nothing cooler than understated talent. The Title Sequence make their quality seem effortless. It’s enough to make any Hoxton wannabe cut off his quiff.
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