Or, to be precise, tUnE-YaRdS. They - or, rather, she, Merrill Garbus - turned up earlier this week on Marc Riley's 6Music programme to turn in a set of messed-up slickness. And to paint her face. It was radio, but a trademark is a trademark.
Before we get going with some video action, 4AD are offering the track Sunlight as a free download, which is a good starting point.
The Tune-yards MySpace "sounds like" box says:
Your mom when she gets really mad but instead of whoopin' yo' ass she starts making crazy-ass beats with the pots and pans AND yo' ass.
Which sounds a bit like this - FIYA being given a live looping performance:
More about the Tune-Yards
Tune-Yards on 4AD
Tune-Yards on Last FM
Bird-Brains on CD
Bird-Brains on mp3
You haven't heard the last of the TuneYards here this weekend, oh no.