BIRDEATSBABY - Here She Comes A-Tumblin'
Sometimes, a band comes along and does something so bizarrely different that you aren’t sure how to categorise the music that they create. One of these bands is four-piece Brighton based band Birdeatsbaby. On their website, they describe themselves as “alt-classical prog-punk”. Others could classify them as cinematic pop. Some would describe them as classical with a rock aspect. [read more]
Label: Best Before Records Release date: (22/06/09) Website: www.myspace.com/johnnyforeigner Everyoneâs favourite yelping Brummies (nah, not the Osbournes) are back in the shape of Johnny Foreigner, with a lovely little song about that season called summer. Smart timing, with the weather actually feeling like summer, and of course with festival season underway. Thatâs all very well and good, but what does Feels Like Summer actually sound like? Well, more of the same really, and for t... [read more]
Label: Dark Noise Release date: 23/11/09 Website: The Rifle Volunteer Myspace In the past, I have encountered people - strange people - who have referred to Radiohead as 'boring'. I could never see where such individuals were coming from and by the time I had finished tearing their face off with my teeth, they were unable to explain themselves further. After listening to The Rifle Volunteer, however, I've come a little bit closer to closing that gap in my understanding. Both tracks on... [read more]
Canadian group Suuns latest album Zeroes QC can be described in many different ways. Words such as broody, menacing, disturbing and confusing would all be perfectly adequate, however they don't quite sum up just how much this album messes with your mind. The sheer volume of drastic changes in tone, texture and sound throughout this record should not be underestimated and it just simply impossible to categorise music such as Suuns into one genre (not that that's necessarily a bad thing). The ... [read more]