22 July 2010

this week's Roundtable (22/07)

Thursday is Roundtable day. Join Lammo as he welcomes Lewis from Chapel Club and Elizabeth Morris from Allo Darlin and Eddie Argos into the studio to discuss some of the newest music releases.

1. Biffy Clyro - 'God and Satan' - this seems v. un-Biffy to me, like Poison's 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn'. interesting.

2. Freelance Whales - 'Hannah' - I've seen these guys before - getting a lot of press. ones to watch definitely. banjos ahoy!

3. Brandon Flowers - 'Crossfire' - initially I was sceptical. then I listened to it a couple times before doing an In the Post article over at TGTF. it's really breathtaking. and not a huge stretch from Killers material.

if you're a purist, DO NOT watch the video for this song, you will be disappointed, confused and shake your head.

I don't know why everyone is panning this so badly. at least it's not some regurgitated hip hop mess.

4. Surfer Blood - 'Floating Vibes' - the winner - I reiterate previous qualms about sunny guitar pop - Local Natives et al. - why does everyone want to sound like the Beach Boys? how about doing something new for a change?

5. Philip Selway (Radiohead drummer going solo) - 'By Some Miracle' - something about this singer's voice intriguing. and the spareness of the accompaniment.

6. Amanda Palmer - 'Idioteque' (Radiohead cover) - ummmm not a fan...

7. debut from Richard Ashcroft's new project United Nations of Sound - sceptical after reading about it on TGTF. weirdly, some of these songs have an Oasis vibe. zzz...

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