Come 2011, come the first installment of the year of my erratically-scheduled Free Downloads list. All downloads here are available via the excellent Bandcamp (Myspace? What the heck is that?).
Free downloads after the JUMP
Lines Across Maps - S/T EP
What if you put Blakfish, Colour and Tubelord into a blender and hoped for the best? You probably would get a very messy kitchen and a mob screaming for your blood, but you'd also get Line Across Maps. The three-piece from Lincolnshire recorded their first EP and released it in October 2010. Expect more big things from them.
Jazz Hands - The Party EP
Because I'm not feeling that creative at the moment, I'll keep at it with the band comparisons. Jazz Hands is a maths-y Grown Ups with the same amount of fun, and the EP bloody well lives up to its name.
Light Skits - Nooks And Crannies
I am feeling very mathematically musical today, hence the appearance of a third math rock band in this list. I would again compare them to other bands that I like, but I've run out of bands to compare to. I know, poor effort. But heck, since it's free, what have you got to lose?
Mother Night - Extinct Dialects
Now we go into more experimental territory. Incorporating elements of post-rock, shoegaze, math, metal and psychedelia, Extinct Dialects is an intriguing listen. Hailing from Massachusetts, USA (thank you, spellcheck), their album is available on a 'name your price' basis (and that price can be £0.00).
Exploding In Sound's Wax Unwound Compilation
This is as good a compilation as you can get for free. Featuring the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses, Sky Larkin, &U&I, Shapes and Monotonix, this is for people who likes their music with a bit of the heavy.
Darwin & The Dinosaur - The Bear
Ah, melodic punk. And a Billy Bragg cover. How can it get any better?
(Thanks to Chris from the cBox for this one)
Over and out