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Big in 2010?
WHAT SAY YOU, PUBLIC?
practice about ten doors down the corridor from mine so i've known about them for a while now. Gonna be massive methinks. Not massively my thing, but I can see radio massively getting behind them.
you can tell i support man city.......
It all seems very nice and manicured but it leaves me slightly cold. I am becoming less and less sure that I understand what the general public want or like though so....
Boxes well and truly ticked........
And not just Hurts? Anyway, a very cool and stylish Eighties synthpop pastiche. Very much like early Pet Shop Boys when they were moody and mysterious. The nonchalant way of singing with one's hands in the pockets is also a very Neil Tennant-ish gesture. I for one am looking forward to hearing more.
...whether they are one of those annoying bands who insist on spelling their name in a daft way.
a radio thing to me...not the most connectable looking band ever, not sure who'll really care that much and how much room there'll be outside of a radio hit for them. Maybe im just a little tired and cynical about all these artists who sound exactly like their influences...or in this case their producers influences...Biff Stannard pens these 'Hits' i think...he did Spice Girls / Charlotte Church and Kylie..adds a certain acidic taste the mouth
it wasn't offensive, it was perfectly acceptable, but i'd much rather have something else and i wouldn't pay for the experience or repeat for any reason.
these are those guys grouchy man linked to the other day and I said they sound like the shit Hue Stevens plays on his show while he's strugeling to find something good in his record box to put on, as he was caught suprised by the shortness of the last record while finishing a bag of crisps... well I near enough said that.
it sounds really good at first. Everything before the first chorus is pretty special but fuck it get's tedious already in the first chorus.
They're just extremely boring to listen to.
They just look like Robson & Jerome or something.
Those tour dates are so try-hard: 'Salford, retro music hall, Berlin, Koln'. WOW JUST LIKE A COOL BAND FORM THE 80s OR SOMETHING!
so salford could be excused
a pretty understandable venue for them to be playing really. whilst it is an overly 'arty' venue, it would suit them well.
not saying i'm against the entire sound and aesthetic...i imagine they'd do something i could like....but i just really don't like the song. it sounds like it should be playing over a sex scene in a film about an undercover cop infiltrating a group of drug barons in early 90's Los Angeles ....writhing bodies bathed in shadows and the soft cut of the setting sun. it's the night before the big hit is about to go down and our protagonist has one last strung out fuck before he faces his demons the next day. will he ever tell her who he really is? she's the sister of L.A's biggest criminal for fucks sake...could their love exist in the real world? is the the last pure moment they'll ever have with each other before he reveals his identity?......'DON'T LET GO.......'
although that description has just made me like the song loads more.
...but I haven't heart anything else by them yet so they are just a single right now and might not amount to much more.
The fact that their mySpace page consists of only one video and nothing else is a bit annoying. I'll see what else they have to offer and reserve judgment in the meantime.
so you don't have to see them IRONICALLY write 'trip-hop, hardcore punk, reggae' in the what they sound like box...and there aren't shit loads of 'I lOvE your sound So muchhhhhxXx'.....'please come play in denver'....posts.
just one song on the page...s'pretty cool.
'Silver Lining', 'Illuminated' and 'Unspoken' - I absolutely love the first two. Great pop songs.
about Hurts and co-writers. It's here if you fancy a read:
This type of sophisti-pop will keep coming back for years.
just buy a hall and oats best of and be done with it
They're the type of band that could be massive, I suppose, if they had that big marketing push. Girls that buy celebrity-endorsed perfumes would probably love them.
from what i heard i thought i would like this but to me its just middle of the road chart fodder dressed up as something slightly more alternative and retro to get the movers and shakers on board. if they are trying to emulate the great 80's melancholic synth pop then it simply not memorable enough. listen the blue nile or its immaterial's incredible 'song' album. stop being so studied
It sounds and looks exactly like some dreary, pseudo-'serious artist' major label shit from about 1986. Completely bereft of ideas and imagination and dull, dull, dull.
If you like this you are an idiot. There's masses of good music out there you could be listening to instead.
At first it seems as if it's straight out of nathan barley but as it goes on I'm almost certain it should be. The video has to of started out as a joke, maybe a piece of coursework gone astray. Biggest pile of pretentious twaddle i've seen this week.
...without the tunes or sense of humour
I'm really enjoying this stuff. As I say, it's fun though I can see that my obsession with all things 80s has helped me buy into it - others will be less enamored.
But hey, I quite like Delphic's album 'Acolyte' and they're about as popular as the Black Death on here, so what do I know... *shrug*
how some of you think this will become "massive"
teen girls don't listen to stuff like this anymore. to be honest, they'll be laughed at by all non-indie types.
look very amateurish for such a stylistic sort of thing. i dunno.
...I guess they write pop music in the same vain as early Pet Shop Boys and Tears for Fears - the latter especially - and I think if you like Tears and their brand of melancholy pop, then you might find this stuff enjoyable.
I love Tears for Fears so there you are.
Only they were still called Daggers then.
The Arthur Baker remix was good I thought though.