Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Check List

Hi there,

I am writing to tell you that in this year, year 2010, I urge you to check out these fine musicians, because they either have come out with brilliant records or will do in the coming 12 months.

They are in no particular order. Except of course, the order that they occur in my head. Yes, this list will be on the top of my head.

1) Tubelord

With their Biffy Clyro-ish, fight pop-like sound that eschews conventional time changes for unpredictable song structures, Tubelord has always been a band that don't quite fit in sonically, even in their own 'scene.' After last year's release of their debut album 'Our First American Friends' (a reference to Hassle Records), Tubelord are now in the process for recording a new EP. The inclusion of James Elliot Field in live shows will help Tubelord in trying to replicate the sound of the album in a live setting. They will also come out with a new single pretty soon, and they are about to go on a two-month tour.

Tubelord - Propeller

2) Los Campesinos!

After the leak of their upcoming album 'Romance Is Boring' was uploaded with a text file simply saying 'FUCK YOU, GARETH. X," Gareth, the lead singer for the band went on a Twitter rage. It seemed to be that, all in Camp Campesinos was not rosy. But then when you listen to the new album (the band afterwards decided to stream the full album on their myspace), one thing is clear: Los Campesinos! have created a masterpiece. Incorporating a completely new sound, while still staying loyal to what made their previous releases so loved, this is a band who loves what they do. And no fucking leak will ever ruin that.

Los Campesinos! - The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future

3) Delphic

Shame on me. Giving in to the hype. But keep in mind, the last time I gave in to the hype, it was The xx. So clearly there are rare cases when the hype is well-deserved. As is the case here with Delphic. This is Bloc Party's Intimacy if it had heart. When you think of indie rock fused with dance and electronica, let Delphic be the first thing that comes to your mind, not some nu rave, glow-stick, let's-get-smashed brats.

Delphic - Doubt

4) These Monsters

Come March 1st, and These Monsters will be unleashed. Or to be exact, their debut album 'Call Me Dragon.' Embodying the ferocity of what made Gallows and Pulled Apart By Horses known as the best live bands in Britain, These Monsters truly sound monstrous. In a good way. If you are a fan of devastating sounds with an experimental tinge of monstrosity, go ahead, satiate your cravings on These Monsters.

These Monsters - Call Me Dragon

5) Lost From Atlas

With their recently released self-titled debut album, Lost From Atlas certainly is a band that will go places. The band members are still young (they've just finished with their UCAS applications), but their music smacks of maturity. This is the soundtrack of a controlled demolition of conventional song structures and orthodoxed performance arrangements. With only one line of lyrics in the whole of their arsenal of songs, they are a band not to sing along to, but to be enjoyed in all its intricacies, complexities and insanities.

Lost From Atlas @ Fibbers

Signing out

Over and out

Now playing: Lost From Atlas - Man Is The Warmest Place To Hide
via FoxyTunes

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