Monday, May 14, 2007

Kaiser Chiefs cover Klaxons

Kaiser Chiefs

Ooooooo ahhhh, ooooooo ahhhh....I love the song. And Kaiser Chiefs seemed to dig it too.

Kaiser Chiefs -
Golden Skans (Klaxons Cover - Live Lounge)

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Sunday, May 06, 2007



I've been listening to too much British guitar-led indie rock, I need some fresh sound. Then I received an email from Motocade asking me to check out their EP 'Into The Fall', I thought the New Zealand band dropped just right in time. I got to admit I know little about New Zealand music scene, I only heard of bands like Crowded House, Evermore, The Veils and most recently Cut Off Your Hands. I gave the EP a go and was very much impressed, since then it has been on heavy rotation on my playlist.

Motocade hails from Auckland, North Island of New Zealand and the quartet have quickly got their hometown talking about their brand of post-punk indie rock. Eden Mulholland (guitar/vocals), Will Mulholland (drums), Scott Sutherland (bass), and Geordie McCallum (guitar) formed Motocade in 2005 and just released their second EP ' Into The Fall '. It's just a matter of time before they break out from their native indie scene and move on to bigger things in Australia or even UK.

The first track I heard off the band's EP was 'Bomb Squad', and I thought they sound pretty much like
Bloc Party. But after several spins, I have been brought out of that very immediate impression. I am immensely hooked by the engaging riffs and driving beats. Eden Mulholland's fragile falsetto vocal is another addictive element that drive me to play Motocade on repeat mode. The unique vocal is again perfectly showcased in the dancey 'My Friends', a song in which I heard a resemblance of The Strokes minus Casablancas’ hazy vocal. Lyrics are inspired by personal events as noted in 'Bomb Squad' which laments about a jealous girlfriend and 'My Friends' which pours scorn at scenesters.

Notwithstanding the comparison to other established bands,
Motocade can pretty much stand on their own. Their music might not be groundbreaking, but ‘Into The Fall’ is a solid seven-track EP that provides down right audible pleasure. I have no doubt this will not be the last time I hear from them and I certainly do not mind at all.

Bomb Squad
Goodnight Boy

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