"it’s all very nice having a driving chorus but when it relies on an aging Telecaster there are times when a bit of clout is needed"
The guitarist actually use a shiney new Fender Jaguar.
I'm not the sharpest tool in the box, so excuse me, but I'm struggling. You're saying that the media will start to look for trends by data-mining social networking and then exploiting those trends by flagging them up for wider public consumption? But hasn't his always been the case to at least some extent. And how does this idea compare to the fact that the most successful new artists are still those ones that have the biggest pr budgets? I know a lot of bands at least as good as florence and the machines in my opinion, but they're not signed are never gonna be and will never feature in national mags unless they fork out for press representation.
Mighty fine read.
Half Man Half Biscuit for the grumpy old man in him.
I'm a dad & i'm buying myself CSI Ambleside for Fathers Day.
like an expensive shoe shop.
majority of 14 year olds who dance a lot?
Oh, sorry. It's the present actually.
I particulary like it when couples use this song for their wedding 'first dance'
not one bit.
I'm pretty much agree with your comments. One thing I would say is that it's a grower of an album and it's got real depth that it uncovers in repeat listens. Those looking for an instant indiepop high, prob just need to relax a lit and let it seep into their consciousness. Got to say I totally disagree with itwasreallynothing. This album is sooooo much better their their first.
is what these days. On that subject, is DiS middle class?
..which is practically the countryside anyway. I nearly moved there - right next to a chicken farm - until the astonishingly high percentage of knobheads made me think again.
That bloke from The Enemy should be in the countryside. He looks like a stoat.
And very entertaining!
Haha. Romo! Good lord! Were there actually any romo bands? I thought it was just an NME in-joke?
right in the middle of me reading this. The power of DiS!
And a personal thanks to Fat Cat for the DIY resource on their website, which I've used extensively!
I suspect this article is more about city living than music. Take a trip to the countryside/get some earplugs ferchristsake!
Sorry if some one has mentioned this earlier. It's an excellent book about Nico when she lived in Manchester and the disparate bunch who got her touring again. Very funny & touching too.
love em. Kinda remind me of The United States Of America (the band not the country!)
this band first time around. Despite the scorn, I lovem 'em! I still maintain that their first album was ace from start to finish, (in a Monkees kinda way.)
I went to a gig last night & it was lovely that I didn't choke on fag smoke. What was less lovely was the stink of farts. Keep 'em in people.
it got put back a week.
OC were ace. Or at least their recording were. Damn, I wish I'd seem them live!
..he's being honest, I suppose.
I'm sure we could all name at least one album we adore that no-one else gives a rat's arse about, so why bother with subjective lists and awards?
two tracks from this album..
Check 'em out at www.theespc.com
for the best DiS post ever!
at Thee SPC towers mean that the single won't hit the shops till Tuesday or Wednesday. Or buy online a our wesbite www.theespc.com.
Fantastic & totally ignored due to lack of promotion by the label. Ah well eh?
can be found here. http://www.heychuck.com/theespc/mailorder.html
Plent of indie shops, such as Rough Trade, Piccadilly, Jumbo, etc...
Yes we ship worlwide!
*end of plug*
bunch of shandy drinking poofs, etc...
Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in Britain and I love it to bits.
to Dom, just one in general. damn buttons!
spending your cash on a Seeds or Monks album or maybe something by The Cramps.
I should love The Horrors 'cos I love garage, but I can't stand the singer's voice. It sounds out of place. And the songs are boring, which is the worst possible crime.
and i'm fucking ace!
Actually I did win an award at school for academic achievement. But all I got was a crappy book token and a blazer covered in spit.
be called the moon and were a lot worse. Sounded a lot like Oasis back then. Hmm..a pattern?
Laura Grove getting in on the act. I'm not bitter, despite the fact she never replies to our mails offering to put out her records, lol.
defines an opinion on a person based upon what they read in the press. It's fair enough to hate a band's music/image/art, but character assasination is very childish (if, adnittedly great fun!)
It'd be like me calling you a feckless cunt, based entirely upon your post, when I'm sure you are a decent person.
Better still, let's sterilise poor uneducated people then in a generation or so we'll live in a musical utopia & we can all happily listen to trail of dead or whatever.
three years ago by a band called the motherfuckers with a song called "i'm a fucker" which sounds pretty much like the horrors. ie 60s style garage punk. To say this band are original would be a load of toss. They're a lot of dumb fun tho. great review!
Nice to see this getting a worse review mark than The Mardy Bums. Hahaha.
..this record deserves a 6? It's a great record! So it doesn't grab you by the balls kicking and screaming? If every record a band released was a ball-grabber i'd soon be bored. But I think this record is a step in a new direction. I suspect if someone other than arctic monkeys did this song, there'd be a few more favourable comments. Musically and lyrically, it is more like Morrissey (and even bordering on The Long Blondes territory) than just sounding like any of the previous AMs records. For that I think they should be applauded. Frankly I think this review is a tad narrow.
..I'm avoiding buying any other of their albums in case they don't stand up to the greatness that is The Great Eastern. But I might just be tempted by the Peel Sessions.
6??? I'm gonna go out on a limb and say this is a ten. Yep, ten.
See their record label www.whitelabel-music.co.uk for details of the Electronic Bible albums.
Also, hear snips of this album collected together in one mp3 file at http://www.heychuck.com/theespc/mp3/SRW.mp3
a few people are taking this a little to seriously! See www.myspace.com/themardybums & check out the daft blog.
I love this song mroe and more with every listen. The thrid song from the CD single (which isn't on the 7") can be downloaded for free here www.heychuck.com/theespc/mp3/monkey_swallows_the_universe_florence.mp3
as I think. There's a host of factors behind why bands become popular. Myspace, forums, webzines, email lists are all tool of the promotional trade. (Sometimes to me promotion feels like a dirty word!)
From my own experience, the record label I help to run, well, I just couldn't see it existing without the internet. We only release 500 copies of each record. It doesn't seem like a tall order, but it can be. We've kinda got to the point now where we do sell-out most of our releases. I don't know how we've managed to get to that point, but it must be the internet, 'cos we hardly get any other media. Even my own band have sold out our single and we hardly even played ourside of Sheffield! Myspace has been helpful for the label. We've had shops from europe & asia contacting us for stock and our bands have had gig offers. I don't know if we've ever sold a record 'cos of an individual music fan finding our profile on myspace, but I think we must have reached the few like minded people who do.