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Yes or no?
for me, probably no.
one of my generally well tasted friends loves them though.
boring band. like a more boring kasabian.
And I've always thought their name is really pretentious.
they're not like Kasabian, more like SFA I think. The Three EPs is great.
Nothing like Kasabian, their last album wasn't as hot as their other material though.
that reminded me of kasabian. it was swaggery and with shit synths, but more noodley.
but I heard it wasn't very good.
I saw them once at a festival, the bass was turned up so loud it was literally ripping my head apart, so I don't know what they were like live. One of their videos was ace, with people in silly costumes on a mountain. Which one was that?
don't bother with the last album.
I haven't listened to any of their stuff for what must be over a year but now but have an urge to listen to it.
One of music's nearly bands.
and it's crap. completely unmemorable.
what i've heard of the three EPs i love so i may get that.
n_s, i don't know about that video but they've got one on a beach with all these different countries soldiers passing on a baton to each other. that's rather spiffing.
I actually like it, more than Hot Shots in fact. Perhaps I should get some of Kasabian's stuff?
Thats my humble opinion.
Homesick please never refer to the Beta Band and Kasabian in the same breath! Thats just evil!
I saw them last year and they were pretty good live!
Kasabian are a mess, a poor man's Primal Scream. Beta Band were much more interesting. OK they weren't to everyone's taste but they did a lot more than just the 3 EPs. Hot Shots II has a lot of good stuff on and Heroes to Zeros grows on you. On their day great live too. King Biscuit Time's album next year should be good too. Kasabian? I'm still finding that hard to comprehend.
I was laughing while I was typing it.
But it was just the poor synths that provoked the kasabian comparison, even though there are lots of bands with poor synths.
Sorry, I just don't like them. :P
I can see that sometimes they can appear quite shambling and they are one of those bands that needs a few listens before you can see what they are trying to do. I like them for trying to make their own sound but I appreciate that not everyone will like them (avoiding lazy marmite comparison). I agree to disagree!
The Three EPs = ace.
boring for me.
Great band. Should have been big. And for the record, I really liked Heroes to Zeroes- Wonderful, Simple and Assessment are all great songs.
and live. v good
with the first three EPs but went right down hill from there. I always thought it was the oversmooth production.
the only album i have is heroes to zeroes and i think its ok really. its nothing special and a couple of the songs are well dodgy, but there's a few decent enough tracks.
i heart 'Hot Shots II'.