Saturday, 13 February 2010

New Music...

This week I rediscovered radio! I've become way to reliant on the internet and those music forums I'm addicted to but never post on. Anyway heres some bands who caught my attention:

Broken Bells

Formed by James Mercer of The Shins and music producer, Danger Mouse, who has worked with the likes of Jay-Z and Gorillaz. The High Road is indie ambience with electronic squiggles and drum beats verging on R'n'B. It combines genres so successfully and not only that but the song is beautiful, the best I've heard so far this year. Vaporize is Shins-esque but with more of a kick, which is a good thing.

Two Door Cinema Club

This 3-piece from Northern Ireland are on this HMV Next Big Thing along with Marina and the Diamonds who offended my ears last week. Anyway this band are ok they sound a lot like Death Cab for Cutie and Phoenix. Do You Want It All? is quite a catchy tune but I can't see them being massive cos they're not original enough.

Holly Miranda

Tennessee's Holly Miranda has an ambient, folk sound and a beautiful subtle tone to her voice. The music has elements of Air and Radiohead. Waves is just a gorgeous song which you can lose yourself in whereas No One Just Is shows a darker side to her sound with dramatic violins and longing vocals.

Music Vs Silence