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New stuff up, really interesting sounds from Dublin.
they're fucking immense. like DFA1979 meet Lightning Bolt meet Dope Body. MINT.
When they did a cover of Blawan's Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL_Bbyi3ub8&feature=kp
Which was surprisingly good for a rock version of a techno track.
I was hoping they hadn't disapeared after that.
Lawman is immense though. That bit past the 4 minute mark :O
Impressive stuff. Thanks for sharing!
Booked them to play Corsica Studios about a year ago and were a gooden. V nice guys too.
much better than all that shit the BBC clogs it sound of lists with
and they nailed it. Sounds really angry and raw live -
there was one song that I've not been able to find since - lyrics were something like 'A gay solero', but probably not that - any ideas?
I like De Bom Bom... it's De Bom.
and just about everything they released so far.
They've also just announced a joint show with the Altered Hours for here in October. Fuuuuck.
First single off Holding Hands with Jamie. Sheer madness all round
Here's a good interview about the album:
is majestically horrible
didn't realise that's the same video linked in the post above mine
has it been leaked online? are you close to the band and been given a promo copy?
they don't sound like anyone else, all their stuff is so weird, yet I love it all. Can't wait to see them in October. The video/song is amazing, they've excelled themselves in being completely alienating/mental.
Cannot wait. The Early Year EP has been on pretty much non stop for the last few months. I will be distraught if they don't play 'Bodies...'.
they don't always play it
saw two sets at the great escape & second one in the smaller venue had it, 1st one in the much larger venue didn't & they were told they had more time but said no to playing any more - which i admired.
doing the ireland leg on their upcoming tour. going to be ace.
this track is also on the new album:
though it's been retitled as Pears For Lunch.
as feedthecollapse said: Paul is the best track on the album.
I'm not disappointed with the album because Paul and Pears For Lunch have some touch of extra creativity that surprised me, but I was not amazed by the remaining tracks. Most of the songs from the previous EPs are so much better than these tracks... Or I just need to listen it more times.
the last two tracks don't do much for me though.
driven by the rhythm section, so they're going to have to work quite hard over an album to avoid sounding samey or bringing something new to that. I've found the two EPs very digestible...
Plus, all their previous stuff is so different and varied (hardcore punk, noise, dance-rock).
Loved everything they've done so far, especially the Blawan cover.
the whole album is very much in this same vein, the other stuff they've done before (World Cup '98 EP etc) isn't at all reflective of the album, it takes a few listens to get into but it's worth it.
Supporting on all the UK dates in oct/November with them, excited!
Class! Will check you guys out!
I can't remember the last time I played one song on repeat so many times.
If I like these guys, who else is similar in style?
I had that with both Lawman and Bodies. There's something very addictive about the combination of rhythm, noise and his vocals.
if you enjoy the album as much (which I'm not doing tbh) id suggest Hella circa Church Gone Wild.
are just directionless fucking about with guitar pedals, though it's interesting that with the success of lawman they've decided to go in the opposite direction. I don't think they do the bursts of noise thing well enough for it to make a song though; it's much better when it's attached to a song. Paul and Pears for Lunch are the only memorable songs on it.
It'll be awesome live mind.
i do miss some of the melody of France 98
band sound really cool - and brilliant live, but the singer doesn't fit at all. poor stage presence and brings nothing to the recordings...disappointing cos i think this band have a great grasp of dynamics...
...it's like he doesn't know what to do over the music, or what direction to take his singing in. lyrics might as well not be there either.
I like the fact he sounds like he's just wandered into the studio and started semi-drunkenly ranting over the wall of noise. It's a slurred, disappointed chant that fits the music perfectly. Love the falsetto bits on Paul as well.
its the contrast between his vocals and the music that make it for me. plus he is fit as fuck.
'paul' isn't bad for a schlocky vamp through watered-down noise-rock
noticed a cameo by That Snake Conor Cusack (of the band SPIES) in there as well
<3 so much
good song regardless.
She's a single artist but figured I'd share... Who else listens to Phoebe Ryan? She's the girl who did the mashup between Miguel and R.Kelly. Now she has her own music and in my humble opinion I think it is wonderful.
will def check out the new record. saw them live a yr ago today and they were immense
as an album make a fine listen (although there's a clear change in styles between the two)...that'll keep me going til the album.
...which seems amazing to me as they undoubtedly the best band around at the moment.
The session on Ravenscroft last Friday was staggeringly good.
Except this one which just feels a bit too polished https://open.spotify.com/track/1yUtFpFeRAT7YGzTmOqqcH
Made me stop in my tracks and search out their stuff. First time I've done that in ages. Top stuff.
on Line of....
it is a really brilliant debut
seeing them for the 3rd time tonight, can't wait now.
Seeing them along with The Altered Hours next week. Cannot fucking wait.
Umbongo is ridiculous. Top album.
didn't realise how hilarious a lot of the lyrics were. and he's constantly singing about food :D
my ears are still ringing from last night
Just had a quick check through and food is mentioned in every song. Top stuff - attempting to write a review at the moment.
How were they last night? I'm seeing them in 2 weeks, can't wait.
gig was brilliant as usual. enhanced by knowing all the songs this time instead of only knowing half the set. played almost all of the album plus the usual oldies. someone else reviewed the album for the website i write but i'm doing up a review of the gig right now.
Aces - I've never seen them before, so excited. To they play the Blawan cover?
so it's Blawan onwards
France 98 sounds like a different band now.
fucking love Busy At Maths though.
Big fan of You're A Dog still, mostly because I had "YOU'RE A DOG! YOU'RE A DOG" stuck in my head for ages when I first heard it.
it sounds like if Girl Band made a Strokes song. its in the right ballpark and its catchy but all the riffs are wrong and it feels like its about to fall over itself all the time.
PETIS POIS. PETIT POIS.
lets all take a moment to remember Heckle The Frames.
have had to stop listening for a bit.
I keep humming the really dirty bass sound on Paul under my breath.
Anyone have a spare for the 100 club they'd be willing to part with?
I'm really feeling "In Plastic" it sounds a bit like a noisier version of Horrors circa Primary Colours. It'd be interesting to see them explore that side of their music a bit more in the future.
sounds a bit like something off France 98 put through a blender
played it a lot when we were over in dublin, my pal's critique was:
'don't like it, it's too noisy!'
Might've listened to it 10 tines alone last night. It's alright innit
It's bloody great innit, the energy and the abrasiveness. Sounds like all their live dates have sold out?
'NICE RONNIE ANYWAY!'
Have to say after one listen I was blown away. Love it even more after two. Love the energy and rawness. And actually quite inventive, doesn't sound cliched. Really great band.
The way Dara screams "DO YOU THINK BATMAN AND ROBIN EVER KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSED????????" is sublime.
Probably my least favourite really but still a lot of fun.
is there purely for 'comedic purposes'. brilliant :D
Really been enjoying this album. I thought it was going to be a bit monotonous and one-track given that it's "noise", but it's surprising how many awesome ideas they've used to vary the assault.
please apply within
Dropped you a message
400 capacity club in Cork totally sold out and everyone was into it.
Looks like they'll be playing a tiny venue here on New Year's Eve. I cannot wait.
Sold out this morning and I've got tickets. WOOP.
fair enough but "Traces of Liars’ DNA persist, as do similarities to those tireless Texans Shit and Shine"... rly?
Bit excited about tonight. Anyone else going? 100 Club? Yeah?
Don't give a monkeys about the support, so will just pop over from the pub when Girl Band get on. Can't find any times out there at the moment.
Place went mental for the Blawan cover. No idea how they make those sounds from their instruments, but it was superb. Top lads.
Annoyed I was on the wrong side of the room so I couldn't nosey at the guitarist and what the hell he was doing over there.
Couldn't believe how spot on it all sounded with the album, especially Baloo, which sounds like they've retuned to another song halfway through.
I went a bit mad when they kicked into Lawman. Probably the best band I've seen this year.
Used to actually, someone nicked it in Dublin. Beer bottle now.
I'd love to look at this pedals.
very much enjoying them - if anyone has a spare ticket or two for the brighton gig on 3rd november please pm me!
forgot to look it up when i got home
the three dates in Ireland were great
galway was fantastic at the roisin dubh, great crowd, everyone up for it
limerick not quite at the same level to me, crowd bit rowdier though & they did do paul, then lawman, then bodies in a row. mental.
then the pav in cork killed it
the strobes really add something to the whole event & it being one of their mates birthday's probably helped
dara's leg seems to be getting better as well, hardly needed the crutch at that one
absolutely amazing band
Much more varied than I was expecting - great approach to constructing songs from a variety of effects. Fairly driven by their rhythm section as I thought it might be, but in a good way. Along with Pears for Lunch and Paul, In Plastic, Baloo and particularly Texting An Alien are great tracks.
considering all the mental health talk in interviews. hope it's nothing too serious. :(
brighton, London, Manchester this year
Birmingham, leeds in Jan
booked London & brum so far
Manchester dates on sale tomorrow
i mean i'd rather they were playing glasgow but i'll take edinburgh
Think I'll be booking for the Scala. 10 bones, lovely stuff.
But please don't stand in front of me.
but i'll be standing in front of you with a haggis toastie on ma head
Possibly playing a 100 person capacity venue outside Cork later this year. The place will melt apart.
I know the booker and the venue but it's hard to say what's happening yet. I think it's a make up gig for the NYE date they had to cancel. The venue for that only held forty people!
D'YA RECKON BATMAN AND ROBIN EVER KKKKKKIIIISSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEDDDDDDD????????????
hope they keep working with Bob Gallagher forever
In Plastic is one of my favourite tracks from the album
would be good to see them again though, haven't done since Primavera.
still booked mind
Of Preoccupations/Girl Band aren't hitting the UK. Would be nuts.
when they kick into Paul properly around the 2:50 mark. :D