Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/26/demob-happy/Working on creating “edible pop chunks” out of songs originally standing as ten minute prog-rock operas are grungy garage four piece Demob Happy from Brighton. Packing a deep bass line behind a fuzzy rock tone, bass playing vocalist Matt Marcantonio claims that lyrically there is an influence from his “bitter disdain … Continue reading INTRODUCING:Demob Happy
Originally posted on Noise Cannon as part of the Noise of the Week feature: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/16/noise-of-the-week-101114 Former singer of the recently broken up indie band Yellow Ostrich, Alex Schaaf is now working on a solo project under the name of Human Heat. Though taking a much more electronic-pop route, Schaaf’s vocals remain on the same level … Continue reading SINGLE REVIEW: Human Heat feat. T Lieberson – All Night
When I applied to do Music Journalism at Uni I was heavily into Twin Atlantic and something that ran through my mind was 'OH MY GOD, I'M SO GOING TO INTERVIEW THEM, OBVIOUSLY', of course, I expected nothing near the sort in reality. A couple of months into my time at Southampton I saw the … Continue reading So I interviewed Twin Atlantic(!!)
Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/06/as-elephants-are-pixel-fix-the-joiners-southampton/Support for tonight’s show came from Oxford four-piece Pixel Fix. On record they sound quite soft and serene but what they did on stage elevated their sound into something that not only pulses through the body, but pounds right through to the bone. On top of this, the energy they put … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: As Elephants Are + Pixel Fix @ The Joiners – Southampton (27.10.14)
A feature I set up with many Noise Cannon members looking at some of the tracks from the recent rescore of Drive.
In the days leading up to the rescore of Drive’s iconic soundtrack keen fans had been anxious to hear what these new tracks bring to the movie. The main issue has been one of ‘if it’s not broken don’t fix it’, something that Simon Neil acknowledged shortly after his track was revealed on Radio 1 just days before the film was aired – “You can’t change the soundtrack to Drive, it’s a beautiful and almost completely perfect soundtrack so it’s a tribute to the soundtrack rather than an escape”. So did the rescore do it justice? A look into just a few of many articles online and it seems that a lot of people weren’t at all happy with the outcome.
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Originally posted on Noise Cannon as part of the Noise of the Week feature: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/02/noise-of-the-week-021114/ Striking in with a funky guitar riff that coincides perfectly with the smooth vocal pattern, ‘Crown’ is yet another heavily infectious indie-pop track from As Elephants Are. In comparison to previous tracks this latest effort is one of their most guitar-driven, … Continue reading SINGLE REVIEW: As Elephants Are – Crown
Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/01/the-floodgates/ Photo credit: Max Jowitt – http://www.maxjowittphoto.co.ukFrom busking in London to headlining local events, fresh-faced acoustic rockers The Floodgates have rocketed through the past year, even playing for Heavyweight Boxing champion David Haye at the opening of his gym. The Tunbridge-Wells trio draw inspirations from Mumford and Sons, Bruce Springsteen … Continue reading Introducing…The Floodgates