Eccentric London-based art pop marching band (yes; really) Perhaps Contraption are about to release their single 'Cousin / Grandma', which is easily one of the most curious things I have discovered in my inbox for quite some time. A chaotic cacophony of bizarre and brilliant vocals and instruments (wonderful brass, and as ever I'm always impressed by good use of my old instrument, the flute), there is a strange intensity to this dissonant, theatrical madness; although it seems all bright and silly, there's something very poignant when they hit the impressive refrain of "I've got no identity".
From what I can make out, the song is only half of the fun though, as Perhaps Contraption seem very into visual performance too - a hint to this might be garnered from the fact that they're a marching band. The case in point can be viewed in the overwhelming video below which can only have Alice in Wonderland as a competitor in its beautiful strangeness:
Buy the single on 11th February - you can download it here.