As we all know, over the last few days the legends that are Radiohead have been playing massive mind games with us, starting by completely erasing their internet presence and subsequently posting little hints and clues, culminating today in a new song/video called ‘Burn The Witch’.
Whilst this blog is primarily for unsigned bands and artists, we had to give a nod to the band for successfully keeping us all enthralled (marketing at its best!) and impatient for more.
Calling all Punkdom! £L& (Poundland) has hit the streets looking for a mohican and a brawl with a mod!
Ever wondered what an impromptu punk gig in an 80’s arcade would sound like? Well here’s your answer…and it’s pretty freaking cool.
The album kicks off with ‘Lord of the Pies’ which, whilst short and sweet (well, short and raucous), is anthemic and clearly a call out to the people. So plug in and listen up!
The pacy ‘Murdathugs’ has an element of Ian Drury on amphetamines, whilst ‘Car Crash Drunks’ would be a perfect theme tune for a modern day ‘Only Fools & Horses’ with its head nodding, blues-punk sound.
£L& is brimming with dystopian messages, surging guitars, energy and the blood, sweat and tears of the indomitable DannyDangerously.
Beefy, raw and emotive, ‘Fuck The Torys’ along with the title track ‘£L&’ are stand out tracks – the kind that slap you in the face and give you a serious wedgie before you even realise what’s happened.
Only a limited number of first presses have been released, so if you’ve got your hands on it, you’re one lucky punk.
In the words of David Bowie ‘to be played at maximum volume.’
Those awesome lads from Amy recently sent us their EP, ‘Retro’, and, quite simply, it’s superb. ‘Retro’ kicks off with ‘Static Situation’ which epitomizes Amy’s dynamic and snappy sound. The hooky, feel-good melody snares you from the off and drives you nicely into ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’
‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ is more mellow with a beat that gets the head nodding and has lyrics that are entirely relatable. These guys know how to produce a catchy tune and the same can be said of the third track, ‘Hotel Atlantica (That Magaluf Song)’ – which we’ve had the pleasure of hearing live and can vouch wholeheartedly for their stage-shaking energy – with its thumping beat and lively guitar, this track could easily become an immense holiday anthem!
Track four is ‘Starry Night’ which follows ‘Hotel Atlantica’ beautifully with its picky guitar and strings. The orchestral sound gives the track an ethereal feel enhanced by the haunting vocals. There’s also a cheeky guitar solo which can only ever be a good thing!
The fifth and final track, ‘They Don’t Talk In Tokyo’, hits you straight in the face and wakes you up from the dreamlike state that ‘Starry Night’ evokes. It’s the ideal track to end on as it makes you fling yourself around the living room with bad ass dance moves (ok, that could just be us) and leaves the listener wanting more. Overall, this EP is a brilliant offering from the band. If you want a comparison in terms of sound, there is a tinge of Jimmy Eat World about them, but they can definitely hold their own and they clearly know who they are as a band.
This tune is instantly appealing and the lyrics are beautifully crafted and delivered with real passion. There is a hint of Bowie-meets-Buzzcocks in this tune but Wolves At The Door definitely have a style of their own. Dan Martin’s vocals are powerful and his searing vibrato builds up the intensity of the emotion in the chorus.
These guys are seriously tight. The beefy rhythm section packs a punch, energetically driving the track and adding texture with changing beats. ‘Forgiveness’ is immensely addictive and Wolves At The Door are exploding onto the music scene. The only question is ‘Are You Ready?’
The hot weather is finally here and to celebrate, we bring you this feel-good, immense summer tune from Amy!
Hotel Atlantica has a fresh, hooky sound that gets you instantly moving to the music. There is an awesome use of dynamics in this track that keeps the listener involved (and imagining that they are indeed living it large in Magaluf!). The mix of electric and acoustic guitar really adds to the tone of the song which is further embellished by the catchy rhythm section – check out the bass riffage!
Amy know how to concoct a perfect fusion of power pop/rock and then top it off with a hefty dose of sunshine – you definitely need this on your summer playlists. And you can discover more music here: http://www.reverbnation.com/amymusic
The new EP is on the horizon so keep your eyes (and ears) peeled!
Hybrid.9 are a rock band that have exploded out of their hometown of Crewe and have begun to take the country by storm. We have recently been lucky enough to get a sneak peak at their new EP and it is simply awesome.
The first track ‘Absolved’ kicks in with a punchy rhythm that smacks you in the face making you sit up and take notice of these guys. Bolshy, powerful and laced with hooky guitar riffs, it is a superb opener. (And being absolute suckers for guitar harmonies, we have to give them props there too!)
Track two ‘Hidden Inside’ is the title track and its not difficult to see why – the opening riff draws you in, the fiery, dynamic rhythm inserts itself into your brain along with the catchy (yet raw and angry) vocals and the guitar solo is, quite frankly, the icing on the cake. Or the P90s on the Gibson.
The final offering on the EP is ‘Walking After You’ – it’s always difficult to select a ‘last’ song but these guys know what they’re doing and this track does not disappoint. The vocal melody is haunting and the music literally pulsates in its intensity and switches gears between full on forceful rock and a slower, more melodic guitar. This is an immense track which leaves the listener aching for more.
Hybrid.9 have an edgy sound that is entirely their own with a flavour of the classic Metal & Rock giants. These guys mean serious business and have the talent to back it up. You need them in your life.
Keep an eye out for the new tunes and in the meantime check them out here!
Ok, so this blog is primarily for spreading the word of aspiring, unsigned bands that are making waves in the music scene. However, just once in a while, it’s nice to delve into the past and find a spiffy little gem.
Such a gem was presented to me by a friend who described what I was about to hear as ‘the most interesting version of Strangers in the Night you have never heard.’
And fine people, this musical delight must be shared. Enjoy.