Thursday, 28 August 2008

Crackout - Oh No!

The second album from British band Crackout. They split up soon after. It's an interesting mix of rock with jazz influences and a vocalist you either love or hate.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Vex Red - Start With a Strong and Persistent Desire

Vex Red split in 2002 to form some three different bands like Septembre, Scenes, or hooking up with Malpractice, Killing Joke or the likes of Mark Chapman from A. Although they let slip plans for a reunion, they also said it was probably not going to happen. This record is probably the only thing they have and will ever release.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Firebrand Boy - Songs for Cake

I didn't realise until the last track that these guys were Scottish, and it got me all excited. They're the first Scottish 8-bit I've heard, and maybe even the first British release I've downloaded from 8bitpeoples. The Scottish accent can be very nice when it sings, as can be heard in a lot of songs by Biffy Clyro or Sucioperro.

Firebrand Boy

You can get the album here, or check out their MySpace. They're also currently touring with Anamanaguchi, my favourite chiptune band.

Yourcodenameis:Milo - All Roads to Fault

This album wasn't the first I heard of YCNI:M, but it has a few songs on it that became favourites with fans. It's a spectacle I can almost guarantee you will never see, but when they played All Roads to Fault live they would slow it down so far that they stopped, and the crowd thought it was over. A brilliant short album from a brilliant dead band.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Death From Above 1979 - Heads Up EP

These guys split back in 2006 over, by the sounds of it, serious arguments. While they were live and kicking, they carved a niche for themselves as lively, grungy dance punk. This EP is noticeably more raw than their later album You're a Woman, I'm a Machine.