posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 02:28 PM
One person who did see some is Connie Mitchell, lead singer with Sneaky Sound System, a brilliant new dance-pop outfit who have already taken their
native Australia by storm, and are now set to unleash their Scissor Sisters-meets-Basement Jaxx sound on us. We know this because Sneaky Sound
System’s new single (out November 17) is called UFO, and the chorus goes like this: “I saw a UFO but nobody believes me.” It’s a true story,
except for the fact that, having had a good long chat with Mitchell and her bandmate Angus McDonald, I think I do believe her. (Of course, it’s
possible that I have been influenced by the big keyboard riff, the squishy synths and the sing-along chorus of the track, not to mention Mitchell’s
artfully measured vocal performance.)
Here’s Mitchell’s account of her encounter: “I was putting the washing out on the line, putting my underwear out to dry, which should only take
five minutes, right? I remember looking at my watch, because I took it off before I put my hand in the washing machine to take the wet clothes out.
When I came back in, people said, ‘Where have you been?’ I didn’t understand what was going on till I saw the time. It was 45 minutes later.
That’s a long time to be hanging out underwear.
“I tried to remember what had happened and gradually it came back to me. I had seen two lights in the sky, and then each light split into three, and
then went like that and like that and like that.” Mitchell draws fast, jerky, triangular movements in the air.
This seems like the end of the anecdote, but Mitchell is looking at McDonald with a “Should I? Shouldn’t I?” expression. “Angus doesn’t want
me to talk about the rest because he thinks it makes me sound like a crackpot,” she says. “No, no, I like you talking about it,” McDonald
disagrees. “I think it’s fascinating.”