Saturday, June 23, 2007

Interpol To Admire

Our Love To Admire

Well, Interpol's latest offer 'Our Love To Admire' is very much still Interpol. This may be a pointless statement, but all of the New York band's attractive flair - Paul Banks' characteristic vocals, layering sparse guitar effects and marching drums are intact in the band's third full-length. Nevertheless they did expand their sound using piano, horns and handclaps in some tracks.

The album opener 'Pioneer to the Falls' does not rush the listeners in, it starts off slowly with melancholy strings and piano but gets bigger midway through and a awe-inspiring guitar solo near the end. 'The Heinrich Maneuver' is the perfect first single. Being one of the more fast-paced songs of the album, it is with much more pop and I love how the subtle layers blend so well that build towards the climax. 'Rest My Chemistry' is one classic Interpol track with the familiar simple, repeated guitar riffs over thrilling basslines. You can hear an experimental sound of Interpol in 'Wrecking Ball' where the band uses more strings and some ochestral sound coupled with Paul Banks' filtered-like vocals and mesmerising harmonies.

Our Love To Admire' will be released on July 10, 2007.

Pioneer To The Falls
Rest My Chemistry
Wrecking Ball

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Yours Truly, Disappointed Mate


Cheers to Weny - my most loyal reader. But heck they are not for me!

Kaiser Chiefs - Thank You Very Much

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Reverend & The Makers


Ascribe to dengue fever for the long abscence here. It's now back to the daily routine of exploring new music. It's always a treat for me to discover up and rising bands that are infectiously catchy, lyrically clever, annoyingly danceable and in fact completely impossible not to like. Jon 'Reverend' McClure has long been making himself famous around Sheffield selling out his Reverend Soundsystem club nights, and now, with his band, Reverend And The Makers. Hailed from home of many well-known musicians, Reverend And The Makers' sound comprises elements of disco, indie and electro, with funky bassline and striking deep vocal in a notable Yorkshire accent. Those catchy beats are gonna keep me stomping my feet for a long time.

Heavyweight Champion Of The World
The Machine (feat Alex Turner)

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