The Pirate Ship Quintet

This band is quite different from all the others I have reviewed, they are from London, Bristol and Bournemouth. Their sound is very unique.In the song, “I kina spiser de hund” the tone varies and thorughout the song, which is purely instrumental with the exception to one scream, the song goes from hard rock sound to a classical intrumental sound. This continues to swap and change thoughout this song and gives the song an air of unease and imbalance.

As well as this, the album art for their E.P is jus as unique and surreal, which you can purchase through their myspace, which you can view by clicking  here

Foxboro Hot Tubs

Ok, so before anyone mentions that this band is in fact, Green Day and so is not a new band or even an unsigned band, I know this. But, after reading up about Green day’s side project I felt it needed a mention on here, as the internet and namely Myspace has had a big influence with promoting this project!

The page for the Foxboro Hot Tubs was started supposedly in Oct 2007. This means that this page was practically empty for two months before “Foxboro Hot tubs” added an E.P of six songs onto the site which were also free to download.

The story is, that as soon as these were added, a page with few fans became huge amongst the myspace population within a matter of hours. Then later on another six songs were added to make the E.P, a full length album.

During this time, bloggers were unravelling the clues which Greenday left to identify the Foxbororo’s. This new project is completely different to Green day’s usual genre of pop rock. This has been described as a mixture of; early kinks, early Iggy and early Smiths thus the genre would be more traditional 60s pop.

The role of the Internet in this case was very important. This was the way Green Day decided to release their new songs and with the help of bloggers and other people on myspace word spread quickly about these songs and they became an instant hit, even making it onto the infamous radio station, KROQ as one of the most requested songs.

This side project of Green day’s highlights what I have been discovering which is just how important a role the internet plays in promoting unheard music and making it heard. It would have been unlikely that The Foxboro Hot tubs would have been as much of an instant success had it not been for MySpace and the effect of bloggers and Myspace users! 

 

To find out more on the Green Day side project phenomenon go to their myspace by clicking here

The MFV

 

This band is actually one that I have known for quite a long time, having gone to school with three of them. MFV (aka The Modern Fighting Vehicles) have been performing at small gigs for quite some time now but as of yet they are not signed, although they did get a promotion deal.

The band is made up of four guys: James Knaggs, Mo Bogarde, Max Hayes  and Jake Stephens. I have seen them perform quite a few times and each time they have apeared to be on top form. They have played up and down the UK from Edinburgh to an upcoming gig in Newquay in the summer! Their sound has similarities to the White Stripes amd Muse but use electric guitars and a synthesiser to make the sound their own! I asked the drummer how trhey thought of the name, “Modern Fighting Vehicles” and he asnwered;

“Our name comes from a book, Jake (bassist) was brianstorming band names and it fell off a shelf and twatted him in the eye.

If you want to find out more about the MFV you can view their Myspace here or you can go and watch them at one of their gigs this summmer including on 23rd May when they are headlining at the Joiners Arms in Southampton!

Check them out!

Anathema

Ok, so the first band I picked was at random on Myspace.I merely clicked on unsigned bands and then on experimental as I thought I would try something different and the genre just seemed to fit with what I wanted for the first review!

The first band on there was from America and I think for now I want to stick to British bands so I clicked on another one and this is how I found Anathema!! Continue reading “Anathema”