Posts Tagged ‘1965 Records’

Nadine Shah – ‘Fast Food’

It can be a mystery as to why some artists aren’t bigger, or more critically raved about or just more commercially successful that they are.  Nadine Shah should be massive and should be household name. With two excellent albums behind her already and a new one in the offing, an utterly unique and powerful voice and a fierce intelligence which runs through all her songs, seek out Nadine Shah at Glastonbury she may well be your highlight of the whole festival.

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Nadine’s new album ‘Holiday Destination’ – out Aug 25th on 1965 Records

The COVES – ” You’re Evil “

Posted: February 14, 2016 in MUSIC
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Going from ‘Stormy’ (their last single) to ‘You’re Evil’, CovesJohn Ridgard and Beck Wood – look like they are riding on a high, and with Radio 1’s Huw Stephens backing this latest release – which is out on April 1st , along with their debut album ‘Peel’ the same day – things look devilishly good this year for the pair.

Having steadily picked up a following with their indie-rock/shoegaze-edged style, scuzzy guitars and the howled vocals of Beck Wood, ‘You’re Evil’ continues the guitar-driven stomp in a song according to singer and lyricist Wood, is directed at “people that I used to know who shat on my dreams or were two faced.”

LUSTS – ” Waves “

Posted: January 17, 2015 in MUSIC
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Leicester brothers Andy and James Stone are also a dark-pop duo called Lusts, an outfit that’s already offering some very exciting sounds at the outset of their career. We’ve already given you the premiere of their debut single, “Temptation”, and it’s a doozy  with a strong Echo and The Bunnymen feel .These brothers aren’t afraid to waggle their overt ’80s influences under our noses. New Order, Joy Division and even Spandau Ballet are nodded to, but while Lusts sound like a band steeped in the sounds of 30 years yonder, they don’t sound like they’re doppelgängering any particular act. They’re like hidden gems, a newfound relic of a generation lost.

AA-side single “Temptation”/”Cross” will not be released until early march on 1965 Records .

 

 

 

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Continuing the Midlands’ run of success, new indie band Lusts.  a duo, according to the information we’ve been given. It has been said they also operate as a trio, by which they possibly mean live, although they’re so new they’ve only played one gig to date: their show at Dalston’s Birthdays on 27th January will be their second-ever, after which they go on tour as support to Coves in March.

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Anyway, the point is, they sound like a classic four-piece, unless they’re sharing vocal, guitar, bass and drum duties between the two (or three) of them. They’re very classic/classicist: their music reeks of shimmery reverb-drenched indie from the early-‘90s (shoegaze) and dark, goth-y majestic rock from the early-‘80s (Echo & The Bunnymen). Then there’s the chugging, hypnotic rhythms (krautrock) and sense of swirly abandon (psychedelia). The four tracks we’ve heard by them are very much in the rock tradition,  But then, it’s all in the ear of the beholder, their debut single “Temptation” and discerned all sorts of influences that hadn’t remotely occurred, such as New Order,or even Spandau Ballet.

They’re signed to the newly reactivated 1965 Records, the label that brought us The View and, frankly, no one else that made much of a mark unless you count Toddla T. But that was then and now, with indie per se is so thin on the ground, there might be more of an appetite for this kind of thing. And Lusts do do it rather well. “Temptation” hurtles along like the Bunnymen’s Rescue being chased by The House Of Love, but there’s something about the chord changes, which follow an obvious pattern, and the declamatory vocal, that suggest an attempt is being made here to echo not just Echo but Oasis and that kind of mass-appeal indie. Cross is an instrumental awash with effects and propelled by organ. Waves opens with churchy keyboards and revisits the motorik chug of Temptation. Sometimes is also very Echo. Still, there’s little arguing with the music, which is urgent and commanding. “Listen,” it seems to say. “It’s heaven up here.”