Posts Tagged ‘soundwave’

I bought Paramore’s latest album on a whim the other week because it was only $10. That purchase has inspired a love for the band that I never really had before. Seriously, it is fantastic.

This is one of my favourite songs so far. It’s called Ain’t It Fun. The only video I could find was a live performance, but it’s pretty damn good!

And I Told Them I Invented Times New Roman by Dance Gavin Dance.

Love this band to bits. New album coming soon, so I figured it was time to share some of their post-hardcore goodness with you all. It’s not for everybody, but then nothing really is, is it?

Also sharing this because I sadly missed original front-man Jonny Craig perform in Brisbane this past weekend because I had my beautiful Mum’s birthday party. I hear he was bloody fantastic though!

New Found Glory are a pop-punk band from Florida, USA. The band has been going strong for 16 years and are showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. They have released seven original studio albums as well as three covers albums, two video albums, two EPs and a Christmas album. The guys are currently working on their next album, due out later this year.

This is the first New Found Glory song I ever heard and it started a love affair that has lasted nearly ten years so far. It’s called Hit Or Miss. Check it out!

 

Dashboard Confessional.

Front man Chris Carrabba is one of the best musicians I have ever had the pleasure of seeing live. Being able to own his albums and listen to them whenever I choose to is an honour and a privilege.

I recently discovered his other band, Further Seems Forever. I think I enjoy them almost as much as Dashboard Confessional. They’re two very different bands, but I think that’s a good thing. Chris is able to show another side of himself and his music with Further Seems Forever. They released an album last year called ‘Penny Black’ that is worth getting your hands on.

Anyway, this song is called Hands Down and it’s not only one of my favourite Dashboard Confessional tunes, but it’s also one of those songs you absolutely have to hear.

This may be the most inappropriate music video I have posted so far, but when it comes to Sydney pop-punkers Heroes For Hire, you would expect nothing less.

The song is called East Coast Blazin’ and while it’s not my favourite HFH song, it’s definitely up there. It’s catchy, it’s fun, and it pretty accurately sums up tour life for bands driving around the countryside in a van, trying to make a name for themselves in the music industry.

Since the release of their second album, “Take One For the Team”, in 2011 – which followed their debut release “Life of the Party” – Heroes For Hire have had a pretty good run. They toured the US alongside Unwritten Law in 2011 and were the first Australian band announced for the Soundwave Festival 2012. Their third album,”No Apologies”, was released in September of last year and I think it’s their best work so far. Most recently they were added to the UK’s Slam Dunk Festival which brings together some of the world’s best pop-punk, punk, hardcore etc. This year’s lineup is particularly awesome – you can check it out here.

Unfortunately, like many bands and artists, HFH have experienced their fair share of drama and controversy. This really came to the fore last month when band members Duane, Gremlin, Potter and Anthony decided that it was in the best interests of the band to continue on without their lead singer and arguably the only remaining founding member, Brad. I have read the official statements from both the band and Brad – as well as many unofficial comments on Twitter and Facebook. While it would be easy to choose to believe one side over the other, to direct hate towards either Brad or the remaining members of HFH, I am choosing instead to wish Brad all the best in whatever comes next for him and to continue to support HFH in their new form. It will be different, of course, but I am eager to see how the band pulls together and carries on without Brad as their front-man.

Heroes For Hire are currently on tour with Brisbane band Nine Sons of Dan and I am hoping to make it their Brisbane All Ages show next month. I’ll be sure to post a review if I manage to get there.

Just a quick post this week since I somehow managed to forget about my song of the week until Friday! No idea how that happened, but I assure you it won’t happen again.

This song is from another of my absolute favourite American pop-punk bands, Yellowcard. It’s called Ocean Avenue and it is probably their biggest hit to date, from their debut album of the same name (2003).  

I won’t give you all of the background and whatnot on these guys this time around (no doubt they will feature a song of the week again in the future) so I’ll just leave you a link to their website HERE and my insistence that you give them a chance because they are pretty special.

Have a good weekend everybody!

I know I have missed a few Mondays, but I’m back and ready to share some more awesome music with you!

This song of the week is called Underdog and it’s by British rockers You Me at Six.

Like many bands now featured heavily in my music collection, I came across You Me at Six (I’ll call them YM@6 for short) quite by accident. I had heard of them, but never taken the time to listen to any of their music because for whatever silly reason I figured that I probably wouldn’t like them anyway. How wrong I was!

When YM@6 announced an Australian tour in mid-2011 with support by The Mission in Motion (who I have mention here before) I had to go. I hadn’t missed a single Mission show in Brisbane since late 2009 and I wasn’t about to start. I didn’t want to be that person standing at the back with no idea what was going on during the headline band, so finally I got a hold of some YM@6 and gave it a chance. I absolutely loved them! And for that matter, I still do.

According to lead singer Josh Franceschi’s twitter over the weekend, the band is back in the studio recording their next album. Very much looking forward to hearing what they’re working on in the not too distant future!

For more about the band, check out good old Wikipedia for what you need to know: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Me_at_Six 

(I know that it’s not the greatest source of reliable information, but for the most part it’s pretty useful!)