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Getting a lot of hype at the minute. The new single isn't that bad actually. What's the general opinion here?
What do they sound like ?
not too dissimilar to the Arctic Monkeys lyrically with very late 80s guitar riffs (Wedding Present, Easterhouse, the Smiths).
to post a myspace link
I'll bother enough to listen to it ( even if it sounds like shit ) !
before getting mean !
clearly going to be another Pigeon Detectives, in that the London press haven't picked up on them a great deal but in their region they're already at Arctics levels of singalong fervency.
and totally undeserving of any hype, if only because the singer's such a moron.
they're going to be shiiiite
as dom is apparently busy...
Not as bad as I thought it would be.
One of the tracks is even better than everything I've heard by AM ( which means I could tolerate it if I heard it on radio ).
They sound awfully dated but are reasonnably catchy.
I'm definitely too old for this shit !
Got called away, but yeah, the tracks 'Cavorting' and 'Acryllic' don't sound bad at all.
I know some people actually have a life...
listening to them
In other words, they'll be huge....
do we need another band like this?
i mean surely the tide is going to break eventually and the courting enemy detectives can go back to wherever they came from. Please tell me it will.
I blame Universal. I think they have bought all the record labels they can, cloned 4 lads, placed them each in a regional city and crafted their lives ala truman show to become identical. it scares me!
I remember Playlouder doing a feature on them late last year and I checked out a couple of tracks on myspace and enjoyed.
Really good indie pop music imo. The hype they have gotten lately has been incredible though. I think they were featured in Radar a few months ago, and since then, nationally they have risen very quickly. The cult status they have acquired in the North West is something else as well.
oh man, that's Liam Fray's band right? He's a 'character' - I let his drummer use my kit once and he hugged me every time he saw me, which was about 50 times during the night. Bless.
single just sounds like Libertines. Nothing less, nothing more really. Message to new bands - please sound like someone else~! (Although they'll probably do a 'We've never listened to The Libertines...)
it's a daft name for a band. Cheers
to me as "A Mancunian Maccabees".
Can't really argue with that.
how Northern indie bands seem to love dropping Northern Soul and Mod references here and there, yet they never seem to take any musical influence from them.
I'm talking about Mod Mods here, not Punks in suits like The Jam.
the sound like the ordinary boys first album.
another week, another shit lad band.
man. and sometimes i eat mcdonalds. and i have one of those supposedly life crushing office jobs all the lad bands with their big record deals complain about so much.
Working class crushing jobs are thing what us lads to mate. Getting your hands dirty. Comin home wee a bit o' dirt in yer nails.
represent everything that isn't artistic, individual or interesting about indie music in 2008. It's not alternative, it's the mainstream. Depressingly bland. Enough stop please with these bands.
Is this a DiS first???
All you closet fans are outed.
You should all be ashamed of yourselves.