Do the milkshake the milkshake do the shake
...I might have been looking for an excuse to feature this next band, but have always had trouble trying to figure out how Pomplamoose really had anything to do with gaming.
Now I know.
This is perhaps the most "indie" thing we've seen all week, in every sense of the word. Pomplamoose are a Californian musical duo which specialises in "VideoSongs". Basically, what you see is what you hear - every sound in the audio track has also been videoed and edited back together. There are no hidden sounds - if you hear it in the tune, you'll see it in the footage (that means you are really hearing the sound of Jack Conte's face being smushed into a piano).
The duo has received worldwide acclaim for their quirky, pop covers of popular tunes - but this one is a little quirkier than adapting Lady Gaga or The Chordettes. An instrumental video game soundtrack? Nice work!
Angry Birds of course is the physics puzzler that is staking a claim on every single element of human life.
And yes, the band did take their name from the French word for grapefruit. That's pretty cool, too.
Jimmy the Geek