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We’ve got some advanced tickets for our next gig on Feb 5th. Let us know if you want to buy one, £5!
Next Gig - The Fleece Feb 5th
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a great festive season, ate too much and is slowly drifting back into sobriety.
We’re happy to announce that our next gig will be February 5th at The Fleece, Bristol. Stick it in your diary for a great start to 2013.
Casey - The Menzingers
In truth I could have picked any song from The Menzinger’s new record On the impossible past, but Casey is a personal stand out from a pretty flawless record.
L’Enfant Sauvage - Gojira
Gojira have lead the way in extreme/death metal for a while now and this title track from their new record is as devastating and interesting as ever.
‘45’ - The Gaslight Anthem
Absolutely huge nostalgia filled sing-along rock anthem.
Take my bones away - Baroness
Despite being underwhelmed by the new Yellow & Green double album, it still had its moments, and this sees Baroness on classic form.
Ni**as in Paris - Jay Z ft Kanye West
From the best rap album I’ve heard for many a year and the soundtrack to every party I’ve been to this year.
Romantic Dreams - Deftones
Koi No Yokan is the best Deftones album of recent times, hitting the sweet spot they set with White Pony of stressed vocals, atmospheric sweeps and strong guitar dynamics. Romantic Dreams really combines all the best features of Koi No Yokan into one track.
Telling Ghosts - Puscifer
With time I think James Maynard Keenan is getting more comfortable working outside the shadow of Tool in a serious way. Puscifer is still a project where he can be comfortably himself without having to reveal when he means it; silly, serious and sarcastic all at the same time, leaving the listener always guessing. Telling Ghosts feels like it’s less guarded by humour, the heavy beat and angry self-righteous chanting of “The more you X/The more you Y” then drops into a reflective duet, implying that more than one of the voices in his head is trying to understand the previous outburst. It’s a great album, full of jokes and good ideas, but shines when Keenan accidentally allows himself to be serious.
New Year - Beach House
Bloom is a beautiful chill-out album that stretches and relaxes before you. New Year just drags you into a delicate faded state; I’ve listen to it many times this year to relax and let my mind drift comfortably.
Continuous Thunder - Japandroids
Celebration Rock is another one of 2012’s great albums, full of energy, ideas and a world conquering attitude. Continuous Thunder stands out by taking a step back, wondering what it’s all for while revelling in the high of post-show glory.
Mexican Guitars - The Menzingers
Like Will, On The Impossible Past is my favorite album of 2012 and one I’ve come to love. It does everything right; sing-alongs, stories and punchy guitars, while avoiding the over repetition trap many punk songs fall into and being able to marry it all into a consistant narrative. I could have picked any song from this album really and Nice Things, Casey or Gates almost had it, but Mexican Guitars pipped them at the post with the aching repeat of ’on our Mexican Guitars’.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
A huge thank you to everyone who came down last night to The Croft and made it a great night. We’re also really thankful to anyone who has come to any of our shows this year and made our first few months as a live act awesome. See you in 2013!
Great night tonight. Thanks to everyone who came along, we had a brilliant time and hope you did too. See you again soon.