Recently each year there seems to be the big british "it" band that has all the hipsters talking,
In 2003: The Libertines
are better known for their front mans less than stellar publc behavior and various drug addictions than there music. they were probably the most punk ,Sex Pistols
stye punk. they also had the garage revival thing that the Strokes
/ The Futureheads
Fanz Ferdinand are just plain awesome with their making post punk music that girls can dance to. there isnt much to say about them that hasnt already been said but basically these glawegians set off a whole revival of neo post punk bands.
The futureheads are awesome and are often over looked. Got to love their xtc[/inspired] sound. they are more or less shouting at at u but some how it works.
hands down probably the single coolest indie band since New Order
to blend dance with punk. although u i dont think u can dance to any of the songs even the remixes they do an amazing job at creating soundscapes and atmospere with awesome lyrics aswell much like Wire
and Gang of Four
befire them. When i first got their album it was almost always on constant rotation on my ipod and cd player. at the moment im really getting into their remix cd which really grows on u over time. I am also expecting a lot from their second album which is said to be more experimental so hoping for the best from these guys.
The Runners upEditors
definitely sounds like Joy Division
. i would probably best describe them as a chirpy upbeat Joy Division but still a little unhappy. this could be what joy divisions first record could have sounded like if they had not dumped their first record label as they did not want to use synthesisers who knows but they are definitely hoping to see big things from the future they just sound t similar to other bands to be the "it" band of the year.Art Brut
you either love or hate them really. i think its refreshing how the say the words more than sing them. i also love their ironic lyrics. However, a lot of their songs are hit or miss which is sad. i have my favourites of theirs and i just skip the ones i dont like. maybe after more listening i maybe fall in love with other tracks. i definitely love what they r doing though.Arctic Monkeys
probably would be most peoples choice due to the incredible hype surrounding their debut album. Are they a good and interisting band?
Do they live up the the hype?
No, at least i dont think so
to me it feels like they ripped off Franz and libertines tunes and coupled them together. On the song " i bet u look good on the dance floor" i have an encredible feeling of deja vu for "michael" by franz. It seems like they are just popular with the people that missed out on the dance punk of Franz Ferdinand and who are late getting on the band wagon.The Rakes
doing the same thing as Artic Monkeys really just darker and more synthesiser but without the hype. I like them more than the Arctic Monkeys as i was not crushed with disapointment over them not living up to my expectations.
And the Winner( so far at least)¡Forward, Russia!
Awesome band from Leeds who have the same arty punk sound as Bloc Party but with a female vocalist on some tracks and a Synthesiser. The have an almost hard core punk intensity which i just love. It great how they go from a dreamy synth intro on their song thirteen to a raging explosion of sound. I would love to see them live if i get the chance. they really havent recieved that much hype but are definitely original and really dont have anysongs i dislike on their album.
I would Recomend any of the above mentioned bands to anyone that likes post punk. comments are always welcome. I am quite fickle so u might persuade me to change my mind.