Monday, December 12, 2005

Ones to watch for 2006 part 4

Nothing surprising about having another band from Leeds in here again but there isn't much you can do to avoid the output of that city at the moment.

Firstly is iLiKETRAiNS(not sure what the story with the "i" is but its fine with me), our Leeds band of the day. Saw them supporting fellow Leeds band iForward, Russia! a fortnight ago and whilst I wasn't completley blown away by them there was a lot to like. On stage they play wearing military uniform and play in front a projector screen. The projector plays fairly irrelevant images, all antiquated and sepia tainted, until the last song, for the featured song, which features a game of chess. The song has a story but you'll have to go find it yourself. The sound is essentially a cross between Hope of the States and Interpol and this song in particular seems to owe a lot to both of them. They have a record deal and appear to be putting out an album early next year.

iLiKETRAiNS - A Rook House for Bobby


Next is The Early Years (horrific to Google and search for music from) who I know very little about except they have signed to Beggars Banquet in the UK and are getting a little airplay from Radio 1 and XFM. They have a sound which has an epic quality to it and I'm definitly hearing Secret Machines in this song. Only born in 2004, this band is still in its infancy and it may be a while before they "make it" but here's hoping we hear lot more from them. The single is out January 16th, try make it a (probably small) hit.

The Early Years - All Ones and Zeros



Blogger coxon le woof said...

I've not been totally convinced by iLiKETRAiNS yet.

But this track is pretty damn ace.

Cool blog!

11:16 AM  
Blogger freakyfrenchie said...

Excellent blog, mate! Because I live in the US, I don't get to listen to such awesome bands as Forward, Russia and The Young Knives too often (unfortunately the radio here is dominated by the likes of Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan). Keep up the great work! You can visit my own music/politics hybrid blog here:

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Larts said...

The Early Years sound like one of the most exciting bands I've heard for a long time. I really like this crescendo song.

12:28 PM  

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