Welsh rockers “Kids in glass houses”, who rocked themselves into mainstream success last year with their 2nd album “Dirt”, have just released a sneak peak at their new album with a free download of the song “In gold blood”.
As a fan that has been following them since the days of “E-Pocalypse!” I feel like they have went back to their routs with this song. The strong beat and catchy lyrics have always been the bands strongest points, so this song doesn’t disappoint although fans that are used to the sound of “Dirt” maybe be confused by this slightly grungier feel. The hipster music video is very typical to Kids in glass houses, strange and wonderful! I hope the next tour in November is just as rad as always!
Personally I think the boys have done amazingly with In gold blood and I cannot wait to hear the rest of the album!
This track is just a beautiful contrast between heartbreak and hope. Crash Land is one of those tracks that automatically stands out both musically and emotionally. Off of their newest released album ‘Free’, Twin have stripped this one right back, focusing on a more acoustic feel. Working on a progression of four chords its not the most complex song, but lyrically it is the most simplistic but beautiful song I have heard this year. I would highly recommend giving this track a listen, not only that but check out the full album ‘Free’ which was released earlier this month (look out for a full album review coming soon).
I have been getting back into some old tunes from back in the days when everybody had myspace. When summers were the days we could find a grassy hill and enjoy with an illegal drink or two and some amazing friends all day long without a care in the world! Not like these summers were we need to grow up work and confront the facebook drama’s!
So take a day out, pretend your 15 gets some old friends and tune in!
Clickly for; CABview’s Summer playlist myspace addition!
The post-hardcore, pop rock band from England were on top form the other night in Glasgow as part of their supporting tour with Underoath of the UK! Playing old favorites and some new tracks the crowd loved it, and went crazy for each song! The boys where on top form as usual!
The thing about seeing these smaller bands you get the sweet intimate atmosphere that you don’t feel with the bigger acts.
Also, its not too late to see them if you missed the Underoath tour because Deaf Havana have their own tour coming up from 14 of May til the 23rd of June! They are a summer must see, so check it out!
Manchester Orchestra have been around for quite a while now… Since their last album “mean everything to nothing” was released in 2009, the band have kept their heads down, or at least I’ve not heard from them since then. They seemed to just pittle out.
But now with the release of their new album just round the corner (May 10th to be precise) The boys seem to be on their way back in.
With the release of their new single “simple math” comes this beautifully put together music video by Daniel Scheinert.
My passion - secret gig.
Last week Bryce got invited to a secret gig by Red Bull to be the official photographer for My passion. The gig was a great success!
Warm up band Scared Betrayal got the crowd going with set full of old and new songs. But the crowd really started the fun when My Passion made their dramatic entrance. As this was the first time I have seen them I wasn’t sure what to expect. Needless to say they did not disappoint. Their stage presence was amazing, they had the crowd eating out the palm of their hands!
Definitely a band you must see live to really appreciate. But until then go enjoy their music @my passion music
And make sure to look out for more Red Bull gigs running up to the summer!
Ritual (Album Review)
‘Ritual’ is the new release from English gloom-rockers White Lies.
Questions have been asked whether they have produced an album worth its wait, or merely buckled intensely from post debut expectations.
Well, most of the songs begin with a slow, depressive theme – What White Lies are good at. However, it really isn’t until the latter part of the tracks that the band really give us what we’ve been waiting for.
The choruses and middle sections of the songs are powerful, developing a much heavier guitar sound, deeper bass and highly memorable lyrics than debut album ‘To Lose My Life’.
Tracks such as ‘Peace and Quiet’, ‘Holy Ghost’ and ‘Bigger than Us’ deliver the stronger aspects of the album with huge guitar riffs and truly epic vocals.
The band have definitely adopted a newer electronic sensation on this album, imputing electronic drums and synth – a possible new direction for the gloom-rock three piece.
I would highly recommend giving this album a listen. It might not hit you the first time, but go for seconds and you will definitely appreciate the wait.
Peace and Quiet (Track Review)
I can’t help but point out this track. It really is absolutely amazing.
As I’ve said in the review it would probably take a few listens to understand each song in their new album, however this one stands strong from the first listen. It has a very electronic feel right from the beginning and builds progressively into its chorus, ‘I feel this great pressure coming down on me, when my nerve is on the high wire’. Live this song is fuelled with progressive, dynamical emotion.
An amazing return for the spectacular trio that is White Lies.
Released earlier this month as a single, this beautifully thought through Music video is nothing more than a work of art. And that’s before you listen to the music!
The alternative / rock group Malajube have released a number of different tracks over the years including “La Valerie” in 2004, and “St-Fortunat” in 2009.
- Still undecided if I am going to make this a thing yet.
10th - The Count & Sinden ft. Mystery Jets - After Dark
9th - Doorly & Jaguar Skills - Double Dutchie (Pigeonhole This!)
8th - Local Natives - Who Knows Who Cares (DYM Remix)
7th - I Am Arrows - Nun
6th - Afrojack & Sidney Samson - Quacky
5th - Fort Knox - Goldfish (HEDS Remix)
4th - Skrillex - Rock n’ Roll (Funkefeller Hard Club mix)
3rd - Make Sparks - Rewind
2nd - Terravita - Freak out
1st - Jessie J - Do It Like A Dude (Jakwob Remix)
As soon as this track slides over from shuffle, it makes your stomach jump into your chest. Albeit that could be the earth shattering bass, but who’s to question the powers of sir Jakwob?
After releasing his Ellie Goulding Remixes last year, Jakwob brought the face of the dubstep kingdom into the ears of many. He’s not the only one though, sub genres upon sub genres are already spinning off this unique tone.
Thanks for listening to my Top 10 this week,
See you next time… If i decide to make it a “thing”…
Absolutely amazing! Main single for Chapel Clubs debut ‘Palace’ (which I just bought and I’m fu*king impressed by). With a strong Morrisey influence, the song (and band as a whole) has such a charm and beauty about it that I can’t resist hitting that ‘repeat’ button on my stereo. Definitely give these guys a listen if you’re a fan of Editors and White Lies.
This track is truly amazing. So much so, I just got the lyrics tattooed on my arm and I’m bloody happy about it!
Spanish Sahara is Foal’s first single from post-antidotes album ‘Total Life Forever’. The band have completely stripped everything back with this one and have produced such a sublime masterpiece with a new definitive breath of fresh air from the five piece Oxford based math rockers. It was the first sign of good things to come for the band, with 2010 being the major year for them with a host of festivals to be played and nominations for the NME awards being voted; ‘Best British Band’, ‘Best Live Band’, ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Track’ (Spanish Sahara), ‘Best Artwork’.
It is safe to say Foals are just the Best? Beauty.
Arkells. A band brought to my attention as one that just makes you want to dance. Soon to be an exciting new sound coming out of a set of speakers near you. Be the first to learn these lyrics off by heart, they’ll be big soon.
Thanks to Craig Stewart for bringing this immense band to all our attentions.
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So I was browsing the record store today after work and came across Tapes ‘n Tapes new album “Outside”
It was the album cover that initially grabbed my attention, and I know you should never judge a book by its cover so to speak, but this impulse buy was actually work the £9.99 it skint me.
Badaboom is the first track out of 12 on the album, so if you enjoy this song then I defiantly recommend you give the rest of them a listen.
La Dispute - Such Small Hands
Not one of my usual types of songs, and by far one of the heaviest that has been uploaded to this blog so far, La Disputes vocal are some what true emotion, and that is why I favour this Track so much.
Only 1 minute and 36 seconds long, this song is nothing more than just raw passion.
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Tom Waits - Big in Japan
…and most of the United states of America. Tom Waits has been around since the dinosaurs and has picked up a few tricks along the way. Each record has its own unique sound and I feel this is what makes him another one of my favorited artists.
Let me know what you think!