03 August 2012

Help Ma Boab, It's The 62 Word Review



Hi folks,

You can get your single and EP releases into me at canavan7 [at] gmail.com. Just stick '62 word review' into the subject headline. Looking for Scottish acts in particular but anything else is fine too.

Thanks,
Boab 

Kill The Waves – Oak Tree
Oak Tree's military marching beat, smooth bass, atmospheric backing vocals and understated orchestration indicate influences such as Interpol. It's expertly put together, with intricate layers continuously building and building to great effect. B-side Friend still has that dark edge but takes on an electro styling, it's not unlike some of Meursault's second album material at times. Give these guys a listen, recommended.


Release details for the final, mastered version will be announced shortly.

Blank Canvas – The Wrecker
The Wrecker sounds like some sort of industrial Simple Minds - no bad thing. An airy and expansive sound is underpinned and driven by a clear urgency in the bass and drums whereas tighter-wound B-side Byron is more typical early-80s post-punk. I've reviewed quite a few 80s revival bands these last few months, Blank Canvas are among the best of the lot. Excellent.


Available now from Bandcamp.


Middleton Hall – First Bus Out Of Town
Some nice breezy pop here that has the feel of some of The Eagles summery output. It is lyrically a little lightweight, and maybe a touch long but it's early days for this band so we can see past that. I wouldn't really listen to something like this myself but it's the kind of thing fans of Teenage Fanclub and Big Star.


Available to download for free on August 27th from Bandcamp.  

Fin.


1 comment:

  1. thanks oFourth Mini-album Track List

    01. Intro (Thank You & You)
    Lyrics by:Big Bang VN
    big bang G-Dragon
    Composed by: G-Dragon, Choice 37
    Arranged by: Choice 37

    02. Hands Up
    Lyrics by: G-Dragon, rap by T.O.P
    Composed by: G-Dragon, E. Knock
    Arranged by: E. Knock

    03.Tonight (Title Track)
    Lyrics by: G-Dragon, rap by T.O.P
    Composed by: G-Dragon, E. Knock
    Arranged by: Choi Pil Gang

    04. Somebody to Love
    Lyrics by: G-Dragon, rap by T.O.P
    Composed by: G-Dragon, Ham Seung Chun, Kang Ook Gin
    Arranged by: Ham Seung Chun, Kang Ook Gin

    05. What is Right
    Lyrics by: G-Dragon, rap by T.O.P
    Composed by: G-Dragon, D.J Murf, Peejay
    Arranged by: D.J Murf, Peejay

    06. Cafe
    Lyrics by: G-Dragon, rap by T.O.P
    Composed by: G-Dragon, D.J Murf, Peejay
    Arranged by: D.J Murf, Peejay

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