The venue was nice and intimate and had food options and a full bar. Best show all around dreamers, arrested youth and irontom all put on a kickass gig and I was the only one to smoke weed I felt awkward but the dreamers asked for it so I had to light it up.
I loved the concert. The venue was great for the amount of people and the show was so cool. The openers we're friendly and they all interacted with the crowd. Left there feeling so happy. They kicked ass. Otherwise I would have given them 6 stars! Once I heard the track I could see why they wanted to be anonymous, the sounds good but the hype does it a disservice.
Labels: thenewno2. Here we go again, some months I struggle to put this playlist together and this is one of those months. The problem is I've been listening through all my old playlists and haven't been making much time for new music. It's not necessarily that there's not good new tunes out there it's just I've not had time to hunt them down. However I've got some beauties for you but I have tipped you off about some of them earlier in the month.
This playlist is becoming more a round up of this blog over the month but I don't think that's a bad thing is it? Let's start of with Magic Show from Electric Owls a catchy number that I would normally expect Neon Gold to be championing but this hit my inbox from Vagrant who have been sending me lots of quality tracks recently the BRMC live album is on their label.
Talking of Neon Gold, Wolf Gang previously released the quality track Pieces of You with them, now on a brand new label Hit Club and he's come up with the goods again with this track.
If you've read this blog before you'll know my love of Yes Cassette and I've got another track by them for you to get stuck in your head. When you haven't heard a track for a couple of weeks and you wake up singing it you know it's catchy - every Yes Cassette song is like that.
You don't realise how catchy they are until it's too late. Some bands seem to understand how important the weekend is to everyone and Pistola kicks are certainly one of those. This track seems to have gone down well since I posted it earlier this month and just had to make it on to my end of month playlist.
If you haven't downloaded it yet what are you waiting for? I love how you the internet and Myspace has meant you can get in touch with bands you like and a lot of them are more than happy to hear from you. The Twees were one of those bands who've replied to me every time I've been in touch. With quality tracks like this I'll be keeping tabs on them. PS I Love you have a terrible name, mainly because it's the same as a bad rom- com, to be fair I've not seen it but I'm pretty sure it's bad.
The name may be bad but the sound they've got is pretty damn cool and you just hope they can put together 10 tracks that match it in a great album. It used to vinyl and now it's the good old cassette tape. Recently everyone seems to be getting sentimental about the good old cassette.
I've got countless t-shirts with cassettes on the front which got lots of comments when I visited the States last year for some reason and it's not the bought type people are reminiscing about, it's the good old compilation tape. I've spent many an hour turning my old mixtapes in to playlists on my iPod as I am sure many of you have. Not only has this spawned a lot of t-shirts but also a lot of band names.
Their latest release Soon is a piano rock, middle of the road number not in a bad way and is available for your listening pleasure below. Anja from Haunted Stereo got in touch back in August and I checked out their Myspace site to see what they had to offer.
They are a folk band who play a variety of strings and percussion instruments and show real potential. Having listened to a few of their songs a school report would say "could do better" but on hearing Cross The Sea they've hit form. A track that's mellow yet has a catchy riff and a beautiful sound. More of this please HS. Staying with a bit of folkyness we've got Polynyathey are a bit more uptempo and with a bit of what sounds like record scratching it's a different sound to Haunted Stereo.
They mix male and female vocals and have a varied album. In fact if you like this track I will give away the copy of the album and a t-shirt small that the band sent me to the first person to comment "give me that t-shirt man". Oh and Polynya or Polynia UK spelling is an area of open water surrounded by sea ice.
Everyday is a school day MP3: Tightrope Walker - Polynya. Back to the synths now with Southern Belle and a sound that will become a clear reflection of the naughties, I wonder what will be the sound of the teens - is that what we're calling them? This song sounds like the band name more than the song title with all I can describe as a ticking synths. I brought you a new Humanizer track earlier this month and rather than post that again I thought I'd post a new demo the band were giving away free.
I think it clearly shows the recording process the band go through, creating the sound first and then laying the vocals over the top. If they don't make it as a band I've got a feeling they'll be signed soon then they could certainly do a line in soundtracks.
Of course to end I have a cover and this is cover like no other I have posted. It's from a Daytrotter Session that Carly Simon did recently and she was ably assisted by her son Ben. While it is listed as Carly doing the track it is actually Ben singing I'm sure you would have figured that out pretty quickly.
There are three other tracks available for download at Daytrotter if you like this. Oh and Martha Wainwright did a session recently which I haven't had chance to check out yet. So that's it for now, if you want to make this playlist up to the usual amount of tracks add the new Vampire Weekend track that I blogged about this month and the excellent new track from Call The Doctor. I'm a bit disappointed I never caught B. They are such big and dirty tracks that I can imagine yours ears would be ringing and your whole body shaking from the bass.
Luckily for you and me we can appreciate that feeling by cranking the volume up on our iPod speakers, pouring something sticky on the kitchen floor and pressing play on their new live release.
The CD has most of their greatest hits and some other not so familiar tracks including a cover of Dirty Old Town with the whole crowd singing along. It's out on 10th November but you can get a sneak preview with the record label cleared track below:. Labels: BRMC. I had a friend request on Myspace from The Twees recently and where possible I try to check out the bands that send me a request www. I read the blurb that had been written about them while I listened to the first song, Hard Time for Dreamers (Live) - Reverend And The Makers - 10 Years Live - Vol.1 (Memory Stick Circle.
The description was " Mixing the dance style nature of Franz Ferdinand with the vocals of The Strokes The Twees have certainly created a sound that will appeal to many.
Labels: The Twees. As you probably know we have a bit of a liking for songs used in adverts. The advertising men who only used to listen to Genesis have now caught on to the idea that the right song can sell big time. It can also hamper your advert. I actually think it works much better and fits with the images of people being lifted up by the bank's staff. The song gets stuck in your head whether you're watching the show or writing your blog while your wife watches it. Does it make you buy their services?
No but it's there for brand building, the advertising salesman's biggest ever con. The Box Tops were a group from the sixties who mainly did covers but they did have a couple of gems up their sleeves including The Letter and this Neon Rainbow. It's interesting Hard Time for Dreamers (Live) - Reverend And The Makers - 10 Years Live - Vol.1 (Memory Stick the way that the two songs mentioned above are soul songs, is there a reason they work so well in adverts? Labels: AdvertThe Box Tops. Posted by John L.
I first wrote about this band in March and since then through this blog you will have heard Airplanes, Sun Hands and World News. Understandably I can't post all those tracks but the band have given me permission to post Sun Hands again.
If you like their sound you can preorder their album from Rough Trade and get a free DVD featuring the band playing acoustically in all strange places. They recently played NME's radar tour and reports coming back suggested they were head and shoulders above everyone else on the tour, MP3). Are you surprised? Labels: Local Natives. A quick search for Pistol Kicks has them listed as the most exciting and promising band in Sheffield.
Yet when you look a bit further that dates back to '08 but the band do seem to have been busy since. The band told me they were really busy with gigs and got hundreds of emails each and every day - they really should get a spam filter. Anyway a quick look on their Myspace tells me that they've recently played a sold out gig at the O2 Academy in Sheffield.
Not only that but they've added strings to their set which understandably went down well. Labels: Pistola Kicks. Hopefully regular readers will notice that I feature quite a few Sheffield bands on this blog.
I was brought up just outside Sheffield but I now live in Bristol. Sadly access to information on unsigned and new bands in Bristol is pretty scarce and so I can't give you as much info on them. Well maybe that is all about to change. Sat waiting for me when I got home the other day was a CD sampler from Fear of Fiction a new not-for-profit indie label in Bristol.
The brain child of Sam Betts and Rob Halworth of Emphatica and Call The Doctor respectively, Fear of Fiction is there to promote bands they like and to put on some great live nights with local bands. They currently have an open invitation on their site for bands who want to play at one of the nights.
They've already had a great response but I notice there are a lot of bands from further afield so I'm hoping MP3) be more Bristol bands that come out of the woodwork. Labels: Fear of Fiction. Sadly I won't but humanizer will be and they will be rubbing shoulders with some top artists.
ITC, being held in Manchester, seems to be similar to the Tramlines event run earlier this year in Sheffield. With a cross range of bands from unsigned artists such as humanizer, to more established artists such as Frightened Rabbit MP3) Jon McClure. While Ste was about I managed to get out of him the mp3 for one of their latest tracks A Fine Farewell. While it is certainly a different direction to their earlier material a don't think it's a farewell to their old sound if they can have an 'old' sound for such a new band.
This new track features guest vocalist Sam and her sultry vocals take the band in a whole new direction. In the past I've heard successful bands say that the time they spent trying to get signed allowed them to put in the time perfecting their sound, trying new things out and nailing what makes them stand out from all the other wannabes on Myspace.
This certainly seems to be working for humanizer who are currently working with two vocalists and are developing with every performance and track they lay down. This may surprise regular readers of 3WTM as I have previously written about humanizer, posting the great track Harbour City.
Harbour City, now streaming on their Myspace site with new vocals, has the familiar keyboard sounds of Catherine Ellen but has male vocals that makes it a much more rocky track. I actually prefer the original version of this track but as I mentioned the band are still experimenting with their sound and the track is still in its demo stage so who knows where it will go before it's finished.
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