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I shall be purchasing this straight after work tomorrow!
Anyone have any idea of what it's like yet?
good day for music, v.excited & if the albums anywhere near as good as Sissy Hits it'll be pretty fucking special
Bat For Lashes
surely everyone here is buying these 3 records tomorrow?
I've heard nothing but the tracks that are already on the ep and the single black wax, which I wasn't so keen on. I hope the rest of it is killa!
Listening Again to yesterday's Adam & Joe show and it turns out Calum has been 'STEPHEN!'ing at at least one gig to no response. You'd think there was a crossover between the two elements' fans, wouldn't you?
I almost considered texting that to Adam and Joe but my phone was in another room.
for £6,32 or £5.53 if like me you have already bought Black Wax from them
that the bit that sounded wonderful on some dresses still does sound wonderful, although it doesn't need the handclaps over it.
How fucking good is Infinty Milk and Song One Puzzle, Listening at the moment, can't get enough it.
Infinity Milk, The Greater Than Symbol & The Hash, Pink Sabath & Some Dresses
Couldn't work out which band it was though. Have you got Crystal Antlers album yet?
but you beat me to it!!!
Quite good though.
and yes, I do have the CA album, but I've not listened to it yet.
it was the best gig I've ever been to, and I've seen U2. Seriously though, the songs I knew were amazing and the ones I haven't heard before sounded ace. Props for the mid song breakdancing contest too
every band i initially really like does this, its not fair :(
you're babbling absolute shite
i just read its produced by the same guy as the jofo album. Which is probably why I don't like it.
In all seriousness, it's pretty good but I'm not sure I understand the hype for them.
Let me know if you need a link posted for hearing aid repair...
is getting a vinyl release?
They didn't do one for Johnny Foreigner either. Sadface indeed.
It would have sold 15 copies, cost seriously outweigh the loveliness of vinyl (although I too would have liked vinyl)
It's awesome. Can't get enough of it.
Bought the Doves and YYY'S not even listened to them yet.
hopefully it will grow on me.. much prefer the sissy way
Early indications are that I've made the right choice
God bless you Spillers Records of Cardiff.
i missed the newcastle show last night due to over-partying the previous two nights (i'm reet wild me like) but i might very well pick this up next time i'm in toon
and on spotify already!
That's my listening for this afternoon sorted then
Wish I was at the launch show tonight. This album is awesome. I hope Pulled Apart by Horses hurry up and make an album this year. My two favourite bands.
Live review tomorrow, check back folks...
Just got it from Rough Trade for £8.99 which I thought was a pretty decent price considering Bat for Lashes was going for a few quid more.
THE TRAGEDY IS HOWEVER THAT MY CD PLAYER'S BROKEN. Have to load it on to my Pod for tomorrow.........if I can wait that long.
But the shouting/screaming pisses me off.
cant wait to see them tonight
i found this strange as well, as i have no idea how she came across them...
SOLD OUT! Argh.
and the guitars sound amazing, like a more intricate Nirvana or something.
I mean I can see why people like it, have heard very good things about them live and am pleased to see them doing well as they always seemed nice enough people and passionate about what they were doing from their DiS postings but at the same time from the singles it's not quite my thing (I think the thing, and it's true of Johnny Foreigner and Los Campesinos! too, although I quite a lot of LC!'s songs despite this, is they take a big influence from a certain vein US indie bands that I've never really been into.)
Is there stuff on the album that's going to absolutely blow me away despite my reservations or shall I just stay away from this one and accept that, whilst other people love it, I probably won't?
listen to Some Dresses, Black Wax, Pink Sabbath, Totally Bone and Song One Puzzle.
If you're still not impressed, then go back to your Belle and Sebastian records.
Will hit Spotify when I get home.
count to 10 and walk away...
I am impressed. It's the kind of stuff I imagine could be great live or an indie club or other social occasion but it's not a band I'd ever sit at home and listen to and it's not something I'll ever love, simply 'cos it's just not the kind of music I do love.
But I'd happily accept they're damn good at what they do and good luck to 'em.
The album isn't very pop compared to the single. Much heavier and intricate. My fav album in a long time.
I love the re-working of '1993', the mogwai-ish bridge always gives me the shivers. Also love 'Some Dresses', and the longer version of 'Infinity Milk' - I'm declaring the guitar rift in that song as one of the best of the year so far...
arse. I'm gonna wait till the weekend to give it the full listening experience.
really good songs
production really isnt to my taste
but its really growing on me (the production that is)
what's wrong with it? I know Hahahaharoldramis was always going on about production, seemed to have a good mindset about it
i remember that thread saying he hated compression, etc. Which left me feeling positive, especially as the production of Sissy Hits was so good.
I must say, it's growing on me a bit. But it sounds awfully... clean, for want of a better word. Especially in comparison to all the Eat Skull & siltbreeze stuff i've been listening to recently.
I seem to remember you hating the production of strawberry jam, which i love (imo one of the best produced albums evargh), so i guess weve just got different tastes.
i don't know, i guess i was expecting something noisier, grungier, messier. it's still great, but almost tooo polished.
hurr hurr hurr
seriously though, i can see the issue if things have been cleaned up a little too much. Some bands just need that bit of grit
sissy hits was perfect. Its the vocals that are just ridiculously clean. I don't even know why bands like dananaykroyd bother with the polished production. They're obviously an amazing live band, why not just record it as a live album ala in/casino/out. The songs are definitely there, its just irritating because it could be quite a lot better.
Its cleaner but in a good way, more muscular and heavy. The production on Sissy Hits was good in a messy way tho. The Greater than Symbol and the Hash is crushing on the album. Begs to be turned up till your ears hurt!
that is all.
hiya! WATCH THIS!
so much fun. all the old singles are great, hey james is great. fun album.
its not really doing anything for me, maybe If I was the kind of person that listened exclusively to radio 1 then this might sound quite refreshing...its a bit underwhelming tbh.
thanks, nice to see that you are able to respect other peoples opinions. Says a lot about the fanbase ;)
after claiming "maybe If I was the kind of person that listened exclusively to radio 1 then this might sound quite refreshing"
I don't listen to radio 1, but I know what good music sounds like...
Didn't mean it to sound like I was accusing dananan fans of being radio 1 listeners...rather that it just doesnt sound that refreshing or exciting to me personally.
the production is brilliant! some dresses sounds 100 times better now. i love this band.
Sounds phenomenal. I agree about the production though, there's nothing particularly wrong with it it just sounds a bit too 'clean' in parts (Especially Totally Bone) however in saying that Some Dresses has just come on and production is pretty perfect on that. Sounds great regardless of minor niggles.
i just always assume they have no idea what they are tlaking about. however, this is catchy. very fucking catchy.
I just know I prefer how the old totally bone sounds, tis all.
but yes, very fucking catchy
Wasn't too fussed until about 40 mins ago when I just nailed a load of songs on myspace/hype machine.
tonight - sky 203 - 10pm
if you miss it they're usually repeated a LOT.
about production, not to my tastes after a couple of listens through. Also found the vocals really quiet on pink sabbath. But on the whole this is definately one of my favourites of the year.
towards the band after Giles left, I've now turned full circle. It's the new songs that steal the show here, watch this, infinty milk (it is new, ep version doesnt count)and hey james are all monstrously brilliant!
not bad I guess, although it didn't really grab me. They're probably just not for me.
I really like the production, it's totally "hey, listen! This is our debut album and they gave us money to make it!" Listening to some songs and you can hear them showing off a wee bit on the guitars and things like that, and it's just pure brilliant. They made Totally Bone the(ir) best song ever on this.
I think Totally Bone's the only one that the production doesn't really work for.
I love how tongue and cheek it is without becoming a joke. The enemy couldnt get away with chanting their name at the start of a song followed by a polite HIYA.
but they wouldn't. They're just too damn serious/working class for me.
They would absolutely MURDER on that
that new bands have to pay to get on ...Later - doesn't necessarily mean it's true though.
There will be major label bias though.
You have to pay once you get selected for odds and ends of tv prod...
You don't pay to get selected.
but wearing party hats and stupid grins instead of afros and scowls.
when Calum sings 'we're turning hissy fits into sissy hits' what is that melody? It sounds so so familiar to something I recognise. It's driving me mad.
from The Scale Of G Major
thats how they sing Turn Your Hissy Fits Into Sissy Hits
they claimed there that that was the LAST EVER wall of cuddles, how sad :(
anyway, I'M ENJOYING THIS.
i think this is one of those things that just isn't for me. It belongs to that strange little subgrouping of indie music which seems to tick all the boxes of DiSers but leaves me thinking "i would never choose to listen to this again". And hey, it ticks some of my boxes as well. But i just can't get over that whole aesthetic sitting up front, that whole screamy, preppy, post emo hardcore whatever vibe - i just really don't like where it's coming from.
Or to be needlessly dismissive: annoying and adolescent warbling hand-reared for that most special indie fan, equal parts smugness, tweeness and directionless aggression. Kthxby
but I'm really enjoying it. It's tuneful and endearingly camp - no pretence and all that. It just seems like they're having a well good time and that is rare, innit?
And some of the guitar playing is ruddy marvellous.
it sounds pretty decent but (on first listen at least) I'm not exactly blown away. Certainly, I don't understand the 'best band in Britain' adulation - although I haven't seen them live yet.
then you will understand.
(have done for YYYS and will do for Bat for lashes later)
Pretty alright stuff. I'm enjoying it, but I'm clearly not listening to it loud enough, as I don't think I'm quite getting the proper energy. I'll do that later.
is this the day view of the night scene on the Rolo Tomassi album?
after my initial burst of excitement from hearing it, and I’ve only got two gripes with it (just two!):
1. The production began to get on me after a while. I don’t think I like Machine’s style – one of the things I particularly hate about Johnny Foreigner (aside from their crap songs) is the production, which I just find excruciating. I don’t find the production on ‘Hey Everyone’ to be excruciating at all, but I do wonder if they actually gained anything from him that they wouldn’t have gained from the ‘Sissy Hits’ producer. I’m sure they have perfectly acceptable reasons for picking Machine, anyway. Still, the production on ‘Hey Everyone’ is a bit like Thornton’s chocolate: it’s delicious and gives that much needed sugar rush, but it smells weird and has a funny shine to it.
2. I don’t think they should’ve included ‘Greater Than Symbol and the Hash’ and ‘1993’, since they were both the sort of main, stand out tracks on ‘Sissy Hits’ and on ‘Hey Everyone’ it feels like they’re taking up space for newer songs. There were two that were written about on their blog that I really wanted to hear: I think one of ‘Crisps’ (or was it maybe ‘Creeps’?) and the other was called ‘America Runs on Duncan’. What was written about them and the titles made me want to hear these songs, so I was really hoping they would be on the album. I mean, I think it was definitely a great idea re-doing ‘Totally Bone’ and ‘Some Dresses’, because they sound absolutely awesome on it, but I prefer ‘Greater Than…’ and ‘1993’ on ‘Sissy Hits’ and think it seems like they re-recorded them for the sake of it. But again, they probably have totally viable reasons and the songs are still pretty rockin’.
Other than those two pretty minor grumbles, I still think it’s a good ol’ fun time awesome rock party album instilled with the spirit of fun. Awesome album, great job!
I love them.
Maybe a little too much.
They're just. So. Likeable.
Great to see great people doing great, is basically what I'm seeing.
I've got a copy of the album but i've left it in a bag full of t-shirts which I won't be able to get til Saturday - gutted! I love them lots but will still be calling Claims Direct on them after someone hugged me too hard at their Edinburgh gig.
It's got boatloads of energy and some quality in places, but I can't get past it's fractious style and the metal bits. I'll give it a couple more goes..but I'm really not expecting much.
the metal bits grate a little bit.
Although you reaaaly need to sort the apostrophes out.
Re: the screaming, I don't think they scream because they are angry/upset, I think they scream because they think it's fun. And I like that.
But I have now. I agree about the its' haha!
Saw them in manchester a couple of weeks ago- 10/10 live, unfuckingbelievable. The recording doesn't make me want to wee myself uncontrollably quite as much as the live show did, but fucking hell, what recording ever does?
a bunch of muso shite talkers try to be the first to find fault in a record and go straight for the production, which in the case of Hey Everyone is fucking stellar. Sissy Hits was/is great but listening back to it now is almost laughable, it's demo quality at best and doesn't capture Dananananaykroyd's live sound or energy in the slightest apart form the drop on The Greater Than Symbol. Honestly, saying the production on Sissy Hits is better than Hey Everyone is ridiculous, I doubt half the people on here would know good production if it dick-slapped them in the face.