The best Leeds band I've run into in a long time, Black Moth, who's album 'The Killing Jar' I today aquired from Jumbo Records. They're soo good, heavy metal, a bit punky, a bit like Black Sabbath but with a lady vocalist; the truly talented Harriet Hyde.. Huge riffs. Epic. Mind I've always been partial to the heavy stuff.. Deliberating going to see them down Santiago at their launch party tonight (which I just now found out about), but I'm kinda tired and it's kinda short notice
Well it's been a week of 2:54 since I got me signed copy of their self titled debut - I'm more than impressed, it has me encaptured from start to finish; just plug in, press play and let go...
(apologies for showing off shamelessly here)
Also the new Garbage album's getting much play - epic.
Lastly a couple of recent new finds of note:
PINS - Manchester based all girl 4 piece who seem to have a lot of potential, if you check their homepage (Click on either of the songs in the middle of the page & u can watch a the Vimeo vid for it)
Wet Mouth - another really promising new act, truly international; 2 guys & 2 gals from across the globe who met in Liverpool, some great demos to be found on their soundcloud page if one scrolls down.
Some good stuff here incoasterble, but the best thing you've recommended recently is Keep Shelly In Athens.
In fact I've just purchased their CD In Love With Dusk / Our Own Dream but it may take a while to come, what with the Greek financial crisis and all that. But at least it'll help their export trade figures...
lol - good going I'm sure it'll be well worth any waiting - guessing they didn't ask for payment in Drachma! I must say they were one of the most impressive acts to see too - it's heavily produced music and how they do it so well live is a bit of a wonder really - they even had a double bassist, and the style with which the lady performs is something to be seen to be believed.
There's a new Metric album up for pre-release streaming atm - it's v good. Also they have a handful of UK dates coming up - I'm finally seeing them @ Manchester Ritz 7-Jul.
What I've got on in the car at the moment is music nearly as old as me, and that's saying something!
That would be Santana, who I first got into at school and is one of the few artists I was listening to then I still listen to now (the others being The Doors and Jimi Hendrix).
Santana has just released his 36th album apparently, but it got a real panning in two reviews I read (supermarket music or something, it was called). So I recommend giving that one a miss, and probably the previous 31 too (definitely the mid 1970s ones when he went all religious).
Go for any or all of his first four albums:
Santana I (1969) Abraxas (1970) Santana III (1971) Caravanserai (1972)
(There never was a Santana II!)
If you don't know what the old fella used to play (he's 64 now), it's Latin rock with lots of bongos, electric organs, great guitar work and many instrumental tunes.
I doubt if you'll find any of his old stuff on Soundcloud or Myspace or anywhere, but there's probably some on Youtube.
Santana - brilliant!.. Although I know so very little of his stuff; I'll definately going to have to dig a little deeper - especially now I have somewhere to start; many thanks Blade! A mate once told me Slash of GnR only ever had one guitar lesson; it was with Carlos Santana, and that you could hear the influence in Slash's style.. How true this was I'll never know. Slash & Santana also've both done big, commercial sounding comeback albums with more guest stars than sense!
I literally just found out about this band round an hour ago - The Black Belles - and am presently rather buzzed out about them - 'an all-girl "garage goth" rock band discovered by Jack White and signed to his label Third Man Records.' wikipedia
I can see they're particularly to my liking as I'm a long time fan of Jack White, The Dead Weather etc, & also a fan of Jemina Pearl, another singer from Nashville. The lady sings well too, a good example being this song recorded in the back of a black cab while actually driving around London - vimeo.com/43248708 I think someone needs to get Juanita & co bundled into a Black Cab Session, it's so simple but so brilliant!
Garbage - I cannot get over how much I love NYKOP Hives - Lex Hives - more of the same but very very good Maximo Park - The National Health - very good album bought on a whim Ladytron - Best Of 00-10 - 2 Disc - cannot recommend them highly enough just amazing! Ladyhawke - Anxiety - good but slightly lacking follow up to the mesmerising debut from Ladyhawke Gossip - Joyful Noise - unimpressive bar the single Perfect World.
Latter Sleater-Kinney albums atm - Carrie Brownstein & Corin Tucker - Just WOW.
I've started doing a Song of The Day blog, mostly to amuse myself really, but hey. I trialled it for a couple of weeks and can say I'm most certainly committed - it's just narrowing it down to one for a day which kills me.