Mixmag compared the Whip to the Happy Mondays. Both Mancunian dance-rock I guess, why not? Their song "Trash" has been popping up in mixes for a few years now, and it was part of the well-loved Kitsuné Maison series, on Compilation 3.
But actually my fave track on their new album is a remix. It's by Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya, a London outfit. Named like they don't really expect to stick around long, yeah?
However, they've been distributing remixes over the internet since May of 2007-- a long time for the medium. Oddly or not, when all the first mentions of them spring up (Big Stereo, Gorilla vs Bear, Palms Out, etc) is exactly when they joined Myspace. Who joins Myspace in 2007? Anyway, these types of internet phenoms'll lose their mystique sooner or later.
Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya at Motherfucker, NY, October 2007
Sister Siam (Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya remix)
The Whip's X Marks Destination is out in the US on Razor and Tie.