Durham based up and coming rock band Laconia will grace the capital with their heart-stopping rock n roll when the band, who pay homage to the likes of Seafood and the Manics, play at West One Four on Thursday 16th May. The doors open at 8pm and entry will cost you £5 with a flyer, to be found »
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"Modern" guitar music should die. The last 12 months have seen rock n roll return to its roots: The Hives, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Strokes (contentious, i know ..) and Trail of Dead and everything points towards a continuation of the trend: The Hellhounds, The Mooney Suzuki, The Parkinson»
Oh Jaysus, anger doesn't half make a record kick arse. But how much better is it when that anger is directed, not at some kind of vague political target, but at something utterly trivial and hilarious? Answer: entirely. And have Miss:Spelt Yoof mastered the art of humourous anger? Hell, yeah! Just listen »
Just when you're getting bored something like this happens. Laconia set this place on fire and they sound like Seafood with broken hearts. The last time we wrote about them here on DiS it was said that, while they had the rock and roll attitude spot on, it appeared that they'd put the writing of th»
DiS favourites Antihero are to follow in the footsteps of fellow stars of the Drowned in Sound Tour Miss Black America by recording a session for John Peel's programme on Radio One. In the meantime, the band will play their next London date on the 5th of Febuary at the Bull and Gate an»
Following their brief tour of Scotland Antihero will play a Drowned in Sound gig in Newcastle at the Cumberland Arms on Thursday 6th December. Support comes from Mavis and Won Mississippi. The doors open at 7:30 and entry is £3. For those of you who can't make it, Antihero also play »
Greg McDonald is one very angry man. "Pop culture is just silence and lies", he spits. "We NEED reality in the pop charts"
He often rants uncontrollably whether spitting vitriol or passionately waxing lyrical and has a self-belief that is so often misplaced on other artists.
But Greg has every rea»
Hefner - a band renowned for their painfully geeky romanticism, utterly unconvincing tales of sexual exploits and embarassment that goes all the way up to 11. If you had the band marked down as little more than Belle and Sebastian with a hangover then your prejudices should prepare themselves for one almighty w»
Stratford based punk rockers Antihero and Miss Black America have joined forces to release a split 7" single on new label Dental Records. Antihero's contribution, 'Who's looking out for number one?', is a previously unheard song and 'Don't speak my mind' is a stalwart of the Miss »
The Chaos theory. Utterly fascinating, but it totally fucking screws with your mind. Basically stating, as it does, that a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the globe.
Another interpretation of this wonderful rationale is to contemplate how enormously different the present»
Slipstreaming Miss Black America into the limelight, the self-proclaimed "most unfashionable band in the world" the Dawn Parade are to release their debut single 'Good Luck Olivia' on NYC Records in November. It is backed with 'The Dark Stuff' and 'Into the fire.
The band will »
Welsh punk upstarts Terris are to play a one-off gig at Chambers in Taunton, Somerset on Thursday 16th August. The doors open at 7pm and tickets are available from (01823) 256610. The release of the 'White Gold Way EP' has been postponed until the band can organise a full UK tou»
Instrumental. Long-winded. Consisting of six untitled sections. Oh shit, this isn't going to be easy, is it ? Apparently Spain's best and 2nd most famous film director Bigas Luna heard Piano Magic in a record shop in Barcelona and instantly knew who he wanted to score his next film. He even decided that Piano Ma»
For a gig practically promoted as 3 identical bands - introspective, self-indulgent - this night could barely have smashed preconceptions any more than it did.
Won Mississippi are first to assault the stage with their blend of dischordant guitar noise and pounding post-rock drumming. With the frontman utte»
So, you want to post-rock but you want to have tunes and bit of style ?
You like your music to be experimental but you don't wanna have to listen to radiator noises passing themselves off as records ?
Yeah, you want music to appreciate artistically but you also wanna burst every blood vessel in your brain f»
Bury St Edmunds very own music festival, as organised by Miss Black America frontman Seymour Glass, has confirmed its lineup showcasing the best up and coming bands in what Seymour calls "the best music scene in the country" an opinion shared by DJ John Peel who dubbed it 'the new Seattle' and the »
Drowned in Sound favourites Miss Black America will be in session on John Peel's programme on Radio One (UK) on Wednesday 18th July. John Peel's show commences at 10pm.
The tracks to be broadcast are 'Roadkill', 'Personal Politics', 'Talk Hard' and Miss Black America'
This is ye»
Indie music is supposed to be dead, what with the fallen indie idol Lamacq more inclined to play the Wu-Tang Clan and Papa Roach than Belle and Sebastian and Kings of Convenience, with the former indie bible the NME feeling in love with the American hip-hop and the svengali-cultivated neo-feminist hypocrisy of the like»
Bernard Butler has reunited with temperamental vocalist David McAlmont even though back in 1994 he vowed to never work with him again. McAlmont and Butler was the creative collaboration of the pair that was formed when Butler quit Suede over six years ago but the pair split and later fought a war on the »
Every single time I switch on the television at the weekend my sanity invariably becomes even more questionable than usual. Every Saturday evening I vow to march to the BBC drag out all those responsible for programming and poke them with large sticks.
It never happens, but it should. There's only so much fa»
Avant-garde electronic music pioneer Richard James better known as Aphex Twin has, according to reports, completed work on a new studio album, the first new material from the hugely influential artist to see the light of day in over five years. The return, currently with an October release slated, contradi»
The mainstream, eh ? Brain numbingly, eye-glazingly, limb-gnawingly, mind-screwingly BORING !!!
That's fucking Britain for you. Stuck in a vice-like dying dull grip of insipid, accoustic tweeness. Smug and safe; smugly safe.
The music scene is comatose and stoned out of its mind. It isn't so muc»
Ask yourself a question. What are the three greatest things in the entire universe ?
What's that you say ? The 80s, blinding pop music and Scandinavia ? Well, there's a coincidence. I was thinking exactly the same thing.
Surely there aren't any three things more brilliant and some crazy little geni»
Liverpool's psychedelic indie popsters Ooberman have unveiled further details about their forthcoming second album, which is to be named 'Hey, Petrunko'.
It has become apparent that the album is an enormous departure from 1999's 'The Magic Treehouse'.
Frontman Dan Popplewell said: »
Two of Britain's finest up and coming bands Miss Black America and Antihero come together to form a mouthwatering double bill for Miss Black America's homecoming gig at The Break in Bury St. Edmunds with the line up being completed by Fab Janssen. It's a gig that shouldn't be missed as both bands »
Roll up, roll up ! There's a storm a-brewing and you really want to be part of it. Frustration is spreading over Britain faster than foot and mouth disease and before normal service is resumed you can bet that someone is gonna get slaughtered. There's no denying that we're walking the face of a pretty screwed up»
Rock and roll's favourite illegitemate children the Starcrossed Spitfires return to London once more this week but it won't be with punk pals the Empty Vessels who have pulled out of the gig at White Hart in London E1 on Tuesday 12th June. The band's guitarist Ivan 666 said: " I dunno who'll do »