Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Hype, Ripe and A Load Of Tripe: Mozart, but not as we know it

As a proud and dedicated Radio 1 and magazine follower, I must listen to over two-hundred songs a week and, frankly, I can't review them all. Here are five tracks I heard over the week and think I should share with all of you guys.

HYPE - three up-and-coming artist I'm getting really excited about

Mozart Parties: with the aura of one of my favourite bands ever, Spector, only played through a brick wall into slightly drunk ears to increase the distance and emotion, Mozart Parties are neither classical or particularly dancey. Where Has All The Love Gone? is however a beautifully gentle rock song full of emotion - both joyful and otherwise.

The Minutes: a fun, pop three piece from Dublin that make Black Keys-esque tunes so you just want to boogie around the building. Heartbeaker is a strong song that fits nicely into the mainstream world and even manages to stand out thanks to that slight rock 'n' roll edge.

fiN: after rocking out in front of the Occupy London protesters, anyone and everyone seems to have been singing this band's praises for one reason in particular: their total disregard to play by the rules. Turning Hackney into Wemberly, the awesome Rapture consists of the unthinkable (but actually incredible) mix of roacus guitars and a power-pop chorus, demolishing any guidelines set out to hinder this very musical discovery.

RIPE - an old-school record that's still sounding fresh today

A LOAD OF TRIPE - a truly, truly dreadful song that I never want to hear again in my life

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