Last night was the final of our Fruitstock Talent Search. Every
year we choose an unsigned band to come and play at our free
festival - we've spent the last couple of months listening to all
sorts of stuff, trying to whittle it down to four bands.
The Savage Jazz
After a rock'n'roll evening full of beer, crazy axe licks and some
strange percussion (those things that are a bit like cowbells but
make more of a woodpeckery sound), we came to decision time. Our
four judges (Sarah from Observer Music Monthly, Dominic from The
Times Knowledge, a nice man called Sumit [Nitin Sawhney's manager]
and our very own Adam Rostom) chose a band called The Savage Jazz.
Scouting For Girls
But the people's choice was
Scouting For Girls, mainly because all of the girls at innocent
fancied the singer. So we did what any good, decisive business
should do and fudged it - both bands will be playing at Fruitstock on the weekend of