REVIEW: Like…Alaska – “Seventeen”

A slow moving song, with sad sounding vocals, and a loose strumming guitar. Builds up to a nice finish, changes pace at times and sounds nice in that kinda sad, mellow way.

Download here.

MySpace page.

Photo found on MySpace page, no one found to credit it to.


REVIEW:The Shiny Brights – “Electric Tigerland”

The Shiny Brights are another Australian indie rock band, and these guys have an unbridled energy around them.

“Electric Tigerland” has a guitar riff over the verses which have nice vocals, but really strengthen up in the chorus’s. The drums hold the beat well here, and they’ll have you tapping your foot along. A good bridge builds up for a chorus to close the song. All in all, a pretty catchy song.

Download “Electric Tiger” here.

MySpace page.

REVIEW: Of The Red Sea – “Escalators”

These guys are from Australia, and are a three piece indie rock outfit. They’ve got their second EP coming out soon, I think.

In “Escalators”, the basic drums and bass in the verse sound good, as do the guitars between vocals. The vocals remind me of Interpol, slightly. Not as much as The Editors, but still a little. The bits in-between vocals sound strong, and the chords during the vocals don’t sound obtrusive. The vocals themselves vary enough and are enjoyable.

Free downloads for all! :D

MySpace page.

Photo found on triple j Unearthed page, couldn’t find who to credit it to. Sorry.

BRAND NEW: 1990’s – “The Box”

1990’s are a three piece “indie rock” band that come from Scotland. “The Box” is a song from their new album, “Kicks”, which should be out now I think. I’d heard “See You at the Lights” before, and it seemed like a pretty good song. It was catchy. So I listened to this with a bit of an idea of what to expect, and I wasn’t disappointed.

“The Box” starts with a cool guitar riff underlayed with some organ-type synth sounds and a strong bass. The vocals are standard rock fare, and the ‘ooh-oohs’ and ‘nah-nahs’ sound good. The drums have a good rolling line, and it sounds like the band have introduced a deep bass synth line in this song but I’m not sure. Anyway, it sounds good. The backing vocals support the main vocals at the right times for a good effect. There’s a pretty good solo in it too. A good song, I really should buy one of their albums or something. Good. Good, good, good, good, good. And good. Quick, someone expand my immediate vocabulary of positive adjectives, dammit!

If you want a free download of “The Box”, you can get it here provided the blog hasn’t been updated with more free music and it taken down. But don’t think it will have. Maybe. I’m not sure. Just go there.

Also – Myspace page.

Photo found on Myspace page, credited to Miss Eleonora.