Just listening to Alex Turner's Submarine EP that he did on his own as soundtrack to the film of the same name. Hard to believe that this is the same guy who was singing about fights at taxi ranks a few years back, this is so different, and lovely. I've always been a fan but I've really got into the Arctics this year.
The Cat Empire aren't my cup of tea at all. They (or a song of theirs) was nom'd in a battle of the bands/songs so I felt obliged to check them out. All a bit too straight-ahead jazz to be quite the thing and their singer sounded a bit like the guy from Space, whose timbre always suggested he was taking the piss.
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Last Shadow Puppets album was another gift I got from Santa actually, had my first listen about two hours ago. Like it quite a lot on first listen, if you like 505 and some of the other tracks Miles has written with Turner on the Arctics albums then you can't go wrong.
It was one of those albums I meant to get at the time and, well, didn't, and all of a sudden it's three years later.
EDIT -think I got the wrong end of the stick, see later post
Last edited by GIMH; 27-12-2011 at 08:40 AM.
Another Christmas present in the player now and another that came out in 2008 and I never got round to getting, The Killers - Day and Age. Loved Sam's Town but D&A came out on the same day as Chinese Democracy so never stood a chance. Pretty pleased with the four albums (well, three and an EP) that I got and shall be picking some more up on Friday with vouchers I think. The Strokes' latest possibly top of the list.
If you don't like the accent it's a non-starter nevertheless, I just happen to love it.
Actually, re-reading, I'm thinking you are asking me how Turner's EP compares to the Last Shadow Puppets - if so it's COMPLETELY different. Turner's EP is him an acoustic guitar, save for a couple of strings here and there, and is a very downbeat and melancholy affair. It's lovely but not something that is going to put you in a good mood.
Last edited by GIMH; 27-12-2011 at 08:39 AM.
Fair enough then. I've seen them a couple of times, and they've always been uber-entertaining. Would probably never buy a ticket solely for them, but they are always super value when part of a larger ticket/festival.
First (self-titled) album still the best, ftr. And their cover of Paul Kelly's Dumb Things.
Someone got kicked out for lighting a spliff in the middle of the crowd- I guess that tells you a lot about the type of person they appeal to
I was thinking as well that you'd probably enjoy the Arctics newest album; completely different to the other three and there's a big Smiths influence on there. Reckon you'd like She's Thunderstorms, All My Own Stunts and That's Where You're Wrong if you're hovering about non utoob at any point.
You a fan of Kane then?
His album's worth a listen; not sure if it's exactly your cup of tea but it's just straight-up 60s style poprock, really enjoyable and catchy
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