Life Of A Spuckle

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

British Sea Power - Please Stand Up

From their own website:

British Sea Power play amplified rock music and are based in Brighton, East Sussex.

The British Sea Power story really started in Kendal, Cumbria, up beside the English Lake District. It was here that brothers Hamilton and Yan attended the same school as drummer Woody. After finishing his exams, Yan relocated to Reading, Berkshire, where he met a guitarist from Leeds called Noble. Hamilton and Wood came down to Reading to join the jamwagon and, in essence, British Sea Power had begun. However, it wasn't until the band moved to Brighton that anyone noticed.

The second BSP album is called Open Season. It is an album that retains this band's peculiar power while adding new dimensions of poise and prettiness.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Porcupine Tree - Chloroform

Porcupine Tree are probably the most important band you've never heard of. This is a bit of a departure for me, the Progressive Rock genre isn't usually for me, but this is the music I wish Pink Floyd was doing now.

Porcupine Tree - Hatesong

The new album Deadwing, came out at the end of March.

To get it cheap click here.

Trippy, atmospheric, with some surprisingly intense moments. Leave a comment if you'd like a little more Prog Rock.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Mono Band - Run Wild

Mono Band is the new project of Noel Hogan, songwriter and guitarist in The Cranberries.

Mono Band came about by accident. The project's origins lie in discussions The Cranberries began two years ago to plan their next album, but they decided to put the next album on hold instead. After more than dozen years of relentless touring and promotion, the band decided it was time for a break. The official line is that they are on a two year sabbatical.

Mono Band - She's So Blue

But Noel had new songs that simply wouldn't wait around, the Mono Band album is the result, it wasn't really planned as a solo album at all.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Peter Docherty - Acousticalullaby

Download the ex-Libertine's 16 track Shaking and Withdrawn Megamix, it's not too shambolic - sorry couldn't resist!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Clear Static - Talking In Your Sleep

Clear Static are a five piece smart-pop band from Los Angeles. Two members met in a fine arts highschool and named themselves after an Ultra-sex social movement in a Schroeder novel. The songs are pop-rock with a heavy '80s influence, in fact they're supporting on the current Duran Duran tour.

They are currently signed to Lizard King, having followed a very similar path to The Killers. They are due to release some material in mid-April.
To hear more click here.