THE BAND:After forming just out of college, these guys shot out of the gate with a record deal with indie label Kitchenware , going to them for less of an advance but the ability to keep their work close to chest. Much props for that. Acclaim was soon to follow, with critics and fans going nuts for these guys, selling out their 7' single, 'Bullet's in two days and now selling for $30 on eBay. Drawing on their love of bands such as early REM, Echo and the Bunnymen, Elbow and Doves, they formed their sound. Their big debut in UK came over the summer with the Back Room, (still yet to release in the states). Since then they have gone on to play the big festivals and have garnered attention from Guy Garvey of Elbow who helped produce a B-side.
THE SOUND: The usual blogosphere trip brought these guys to my attention. With suggestions that they sounded like Interpol and Bloc Party, I gave them a whirl. The band terms their sound as 'Dark Disco' and to me, they sound more like the Killers=disco with Interpol vocals=dark, no less creating a great sound. While I still think their songs need to to make a deeper connection to gain more fans, if you are looking for something new and in the vain of a Euro Interpol, give these guys a look see.
***BONUS*** If you like these guys a lot, and have a Dime A Dozen account, their KCRW performance from January 17th (ONLY 2 DAYS AGO!) is available. Good stuff.
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