or are they a bit shit?
They are incredibly shit.
its harsh to judge a book by it's cover. But couldn't they have thought of a better name?
Listened to a few of their songs, sounded like The Cure (not as good obviously). Nice enough but can imagine the rest of the album being a bit crap.
the nme do seem to have wank attacks over certain acts only to forget about them a few months later
I found absolutely no reason to listen to them at all, it was an incredibly poor sell on their part and the band's... yes it landed them the front cover... they sounded nothing interesting on paper so based on that i feel no need to listen to them.
See? Music journalism's not dead!
The old favourite. I remember thinking they were the next big thing. Still for every Terris there is a Strokes. Although I'm sure they would have made it without the NME support.
Bottom line, don't give a shit what the NME think
But not enough to actually pursue their other releases.
either way is stupid and wrong
nothing offensive, nothing to get worked up about... anyone that has a strong opinion on them... as someone said earlier are wrong.
"Ur" done took me seriously, haha. But don't get depressd, it happens to the best of us.
...or downloading it for free for that matter.
i think there geared more towards adolescence, then the 20+ demographic. everything becomes srs bizniss then
and by exciting i'm going to assume you mean 'thought provoking' because well... i'm not going to say specific bands, but you know thats when you start ti go to concerts where all you do is stand around quiet and motionless and tell your friend afterwards "that was deep dude, real DEEP"
other than stand around quietly. The Drums just totally pass me by.
...to be simply regurgitating The Embassy and The Tough Alliance. Something which is supported by the band themselves on their MySpace.
They're nowhere near as good as The Embassy so... I'd much rather just listen to them. However I do believe they'll bring an album out which will be 80% averageness and 20% brilliance. I will get hold of that 20% and bin off the rest. Excellent.
because everytime I hear their name, I just get the noise of That woman from the Ting Tings going "the drums, the drums" over and over on a loop in my head. Which I guess is probably enough reason to hate them.
I like 'em
though they dance well with tambourines, and you can't say that about everyone
You probbably would too if he NME hadn't caught on to them and hyped the shit of of them.
I'm in the USN and trust me that uniform item, it is in fact a uniform item for when everybody works out together in the winter, is not cool. Not even on him.
...and I will confidently say that had they simply released those ten songs as an album, it would have been a strong contender for my album of 2009 - I. kid. you. not.
I am embarrassed to utter something like this but frankly, I think they're wonderful - when I first heard them I thought they were magical and I don't usually cum all over myself about a band like this - something about the joy in their songs just really struck a chord with me.
I have high hopes for the album but it would take a hell of a lot to beat their output so far.
'Best Friend' is easily the best pop tune I have heard in a very long time. Oh well, better go and clear myself off now.
I love how simultaneously camp and serious they are: the guy sounds like a teenage girl singing with the pomposity of torch singer or something; frivolous songs with humourless delivery. 'Let's Go Surfing', 'Saddest Summer' and 'I Felt Stupid' are GR8.
where I listened and then thought "what's exciting about this... no really, what's exciting about this?"
But I saw them at that there NME tour, and they were pretty ace actually. They sound a bit flat on record, but live, they're much better!
but I heard one of their songs and it was okay.
I clicked on "Monkey Steals The Drum" link at got here. As far as I can see, no-one is discussing the excellent Monkey or their classic Peel-endorsed late 90s single Injured Birds... except me. Now.
just listening to best friend on youtube! Then about half way through it I starting thinking how much i'd rather be listening to So in love by OMD. Is there a way to quantify pop songs by giving a value as to how much you'd rather be listening to OMD instead? I dunno. Prob not I guess.
Actually quite a lot. Not my sort of music at all, but they just have something that makes me keep returning to their songs. Having said that, it definitely isn't their lyrics, which are, to be kind, the kind of wank I would have written when I was 10.