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When we come across a band that reminds us of being obsessed with Interpol and Bloc Party in 2005, getting into Pixies back in the day and also a brief flirtation with American emo music back in the early noughties (your Thrices, your Something Corporates, your Ataris’), we’re pretty much sold on first listen. Nostalgia is a very powerful thing, and when music passes through our ears that gets us looking through the rose tinted glasses, the game’s pretty much up.
Middlesbrough’s Eeves, and their sterling track “Silhouette”, had this effect on us the other day, and we haven’t looked back. Some impressive guitar work that might have Daniel Kessler turning his head is on show here, as is an uplifting chorus that sounds built for an early evening / sun-going-down slot at a major festival.
The quartet appear to be generating some buzz in their North East locality (becoming the latest in a long line of new and exciting bands from the region – see Mausi, Lulu James, The Lake Poets and Polarsets of late), as a result of this arresting four and a half minutes, and as such are picking up support in the right places.
Amazing Radio have got behind the group (check out the band in session for the station here), as have the organisers of a Newcastle multi venue event called Evolution Emerging, who have booked the band to open the city’s Cluny venue on 1 June, where they’ll share a stage with Lulu James and Beth Jeans Houghton. For once, perhaps, London ain’t the place to be on that day.
Another day, another Brooklyn band: Monogold are the latest three piece from the NYC borough starting to make a noise loud and exciting enough to be heard outside of their hometown. From what we can see, they’ve been doing the rounds at various local venues (and Willaimsburg rooftops) for a year or two, lending support to the likes of YACHT and Bear Hands along the way.
Just now, they’ve been picked up by the ever-on-it Charlie Ashcroft at Amazing Radio, who’s giving initial UK spins to their “Spirit Or Something” track on the station’s “Audition” show, which is lifted from their 2011 full length “The Softest Glow”, available via their Bandcamp page.
The aforementioned track is four minutes of psychedelic, tropical infused indie-pop that recalls the colourful, free spirited experimentalism of bands like Animal Collective, Yeasayer, MGMT or The Go! Team. It’s also a track that we imagine would go down an absolute storm live. We’re picturing crazed, face-painted fans and plenty of dancing, and as such are eagerly awaiting the announcement of some UK dates.
There’s been a steadily building buzz around Red Kite for a little while now, the new Reading band fronted by erstwhile Cooper Temple Clause member Daniel Fisher.
The heat has been generated by one exceptional track being posted online – the emotive, uplifting and faith in guitar music restoring ‘Montreal’. Remember when White Lies posted ‘Unfinished Business’ on their MySpace in 2008, or when The Vaccines put up the demo of ‘If You Wanna’ on their website last year? It feels a bit like that. People’s lips are moving.
The track in question reminds us of Idlewild circa 100 Broken Windows / The Remote Part, or Nada Surf circa Let Go (two bands that were big news around the time of TCTC’s rise), as well as groups like Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene and The National. Clocking in at around four and a half minutes, you’re compelled to hit repeat straight after (it’s one of those). All in all it’s not a bad place to be one song in.
Zane Lowe’s already dropped it on his show under the ‘Next hype’ banner, and right now 2012 looks like it could be a very busy year for this lot. However, if you’re not at a Christmas party sporting a stupid paper hat tomorrow night, we recommend you check the band out at The Bull And Gate, where they headline an Amazing Radio curated event (Ice Black Birds and Being There are also on the bill).
MP3: Red Kite – Montreal
November 7th, 2011 • News
Tags: Amazing Radio, Andrew Santora, Audition, Charlie Ashcroft, Club NME, Fearless Records, Fenway Recordings, Fractures, Henry Kaye, Ian Devaney, Ice Black Birds, If You're Young, Into The Sun, Koko, LAISSEZ FAIRE CLUB, Made In Chelsea, Mercy Hallelujah, Michael Sue Poi, New Jersey, Nick Brennan, Pre-Order, Seven Inch, The Social, The Static Jacks, The Wombats
Hope you all had a good weekend, and if you came down to see Deep Sea Arcade on Friday, thank you. It was great fun. This morning, we’ve got a lot of news about our next 7″ release from New Jersey’s greatest band The Static Jacks. We’ve give it to you bit by bit, here goes:
The official video to the A-side of the single “Into The Sun” is now out, and you can watch it in all its glory above. Like all great music videos, we think it adds an extra dimension to an already very strong, fist-pumping track. Have a look and see what you think.
The 7″ vinyl (“Into The Sun” b/w the Made In Chelsea featuring “Mercy, Hallelujah”), out on 28 November, is now available to pre-order from the Laissez Faire Club shop. There are only 300 copies being pressed, and the first 50 will come with an exclusive, unique photograph taken by the band on their tour with The Wombats across the US & Canada – which is still in progress as we speak. You might get a picture of them partying with Murph backstage in Ohio. It might be an open road in Arkansas, or an all-American diner in Louisiana. We don’t know, and we’re as excited as anyone to get hold of one. It’s Ebay gold if nothing else.
UK dates! Yes, the band are making their first ever trip across the pond later this month to promote the aforementioned release, and will play the following:
Thursday 24 November – 100 Club w/ Eagulls, Mazes
Friday 25 November – Club NME @ Koko w/ The Dancers
Saturday 26 November – O2 Academy, Bristol w/ Alabama 3
And finally, “Into The Sun” will be making its national radio debut on Charlie Ashcroft’s ‘Audition’ show on Amazing Radio this afternoon, at 1300 GMT. It’ll be repeated on Sunday 13 November, at 1600 GMT. After today’s show, listeners can vote for their favourite track, and the one with most votes will make the station’s main playlist. So, you know, be sure to head over to the site (or send a Tweet to Charlie saying how much you love the song) and do the right thing.