27.04.2012, Words by Ruth Saxelby

Only Real is the only new band you need to hear today

Raw, grimy guitar pop from boxfresh west Londoner set for big things.

“Baby music for babies” is how west London young gun Only Real describes his music. It’s more “guitar music for people who don’t like guitars”. He’s got one of those clipped, talk-sing voices, gravelly and sure way beyond his 21 years. And he knows how to make a bass guitar sing. Here’s all the Only Real music on the internet right now. They’re both good but Cadillac Girl is the one for me; must’ve hit play about a dozen times already this morning. And I can totally relate to the screwed up cereal face. Wearing that right now too.

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