Bloc Party may not have been the band to signal England's sea change into dance rock, but Silent Alarm is arguably not just the scene's best album, but one of this decade's best. In the months leading up to that record, I could sense something pretty special was around the corner, and now I get that same feeling with Leeds' Wintermute.
Their EP, Fun With Wizard Stencils, hints at this greatness, and although their math rock peers, like Foals and Dartz! have produced very good albums, the one that is sure to set this scene on fire is brewing in the heads of this four piece right now. According to the band's Myspace, an album will be out in early '09, featuring the EP tracks, re-recorded old favorites, and some new tunes.
Download: "Spanish Girls" [mp3]