Monday, 13 October 2008

Coming soon to a stereo near you.

Right, so we've established that I live for music (in fact, I just got back from a gig, The Subways, and it was frigging awesome!), and while flipping through one of the music magazines that I buy, I came across the "future releases" section, and noticed quite a few albums that I can't wait to be released, and they're all Indie bands, excellent!

13th-Oct: KEANE - Perfect Symmetry.

I love Keane, they might not be one of my favourite bands, but they're a band I would search for to listen to. Their first album "Hopes and Fears" was amazing, I could listen to it on repeat for hours. Their second album "Under The Iron Sea" had a few good songs on, but all in all, wasn't as good as the first (personally I think their sound changed slightly). I'm hoping though, that they've turned this round and that this album is going to bring back the sound that I've always associated with Keane.

20th-Oct: KAISER CHIEFS - Off With Their Heads.

Kaiser Chiefs are another band like Keane. An amazing indie band with some awesome songs. But like Keane, I think they bombed out with their second album. "Employment" was full of bouncy songs that were very memorable, but "Yours Truly Angry Mob" was somewhat, forgettable. Don't get me wrong, there are some great songs on that album, but not as many as on Employment. I've not yet heard any songs from the album and I'm hoping that it's going to live up to my expectations.

28th-Oct: SNOW PATROL - A Hundred Million Suns.

Now Snow Patrol are one of my favourite bands, and I've been waiting for this album since they released their last album in 2006. Now unlike the previous two bands I've mentioned, I think Snow Patrol have gotten better. I don't really like much off their first two albums "Songs For Polar Bears" and "When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up". I thought "Final Straw" was very good, but then when "Eyes Open" came out the songs on that album were amazing, I thought they were so moving, with a mixture of fast, slow and emotional songs. I've heard one song from the new album, and I think it's going to raise my expectations of the band, and I will definitely be going to their concert when they announce it!

25th-Nov: THE KILLERS - Day & Age.

The Killers, an indie band from Las Vegas, NV. Now I wouldn't have thought a band from the middle of the desert would have made it so big over here, but they have. Their first album is by far the best though. A lot of very popular songs, but they are great indie tracks. I love them. Their second album wasn't as good as their first, but still had some good tracks. Let's just hope that they can create some more number 1s in this new album.

So as you can see, before the year is out, I'll have a lot more indie music to listen to, and I can't wait. Ha!

Ciao. x

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Keane - Somewhere Only We Know


JohnOfJordan said...

I particularly interested to see what new Killers sounds like.

Jess<3 said...

I missed you after I left work. <3