I actually saw Welsh pop-punkers Kids In Glass Houses years and years ago, back when they were supporting Hundred Reasons at the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth. They were good then, but the years have clearly been kind to them, because they’ve just released the video to this cracking tune.
‘Peace’ is a catchy bit of pop-rock with the band’s trademark energy and a bit of angst thrown in for good measure. Have a listen!
Well I mentioned them just a couple of days ago, but now I’ve got some more news for you! Hampshire kids Canterbury have signed a deal with Hassle Records and are following the likes of Bring Me The Horizon in releasing it through a Pledgemusic campaign.
As well as the album, the band are offering fans the chance to pledge for exclusive acoustic house gigs, handwritten lyric sheets and even to appear on the album as part of the backing vocals.
Everyone who pledges will also receive a free copy of the band’s new single ‘You Are The One’, plus a download of their new EP, out later this year and a load of online goodies.
At the time of writing (Tuesday eve) some of the more exclusive options have already sold out, so snap up something fancy while you still can! In the meantime, here’s a quick taster of what’s to come..
Admittedly, The Cure had their moment in the spotlight while I was a bit too little to take notice of them (I was too busy being born in 1988 to really pay much attention to the workings of the music industry). However, I’m going to feature the West Sussex five piece for several reasons:
a) They inspired many, many of my favourite bands – AFI, Hell is for Heroes and, according to Wikipedia, My Chemical Romance (can’t see the resemblance to be honest)
b) They’re amazing
c) I have a soft spot for any bands from South East England. Its not known for fostering a strong music scene..
d) It’s Friday. Who doesn’t think of ‘Friday I’m In Love’?
Despite the typically Gothic following of the band, they’re actually quite hard to define. The albums are almost conceptual, drifting between upbeat pop melodies, snarling social comments and lovelorn ballads (see ‘Burn’, used in The Crow film). They’ve recorded an impressive thirteen studio albums and in my mind would definitely be one of the greatest British bands.
I was lucky enough to see the band play Bestival two years ago and spent most of their set stood perfectly still, transfixed in the moment of seeing such a legendary band in person.
Rather than go with the obvious choice for today’s name, let’s pick another upbeat one. This one was an obvious choice after I remembered it features kittens.