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This is this reviewers first encounter with the Swedish band "The Amazing" and the experience has been overwhelmingly positive. The bands main man Christoffer Gunrup is at the heart of this group of musicians who have previously recorded two previous albums. They debuted live on US television on the David Letteman show although looked a little awkward in this setting, Their music is a real mix of influences not least traces of Pink Floyd, the Red House Painters and some Nick Drake thrown in for good measure.
Another midweek gig at the Exeter Phoenix, I think after this show, it will have been 18 bands in 9 days, not bad going but it really has taken its toll on me, I have succumbed to the fact that I am no longer an 18 year old party animal and actually require at least 7 hours of sleep a night in order to function properly the next day! Enough of my ailments, I know, I should just ‘man up’ and ‘get some nuts’, I just thought I would share my hectic gig schedule with you in the faintest hope of some sympathy….no? I’ll move on!
3 acts on the bill this evening, Chiyoda Ku, Mammal Hands and of course, Gogo Penguin, read on to see how we got on at the show....
Rude_NHS, a sonically talented and creative solo electronic artist is about to release the 1st single of his album, “Mode I”.
Mode I is the 3rd full work of the artist following “Tango 6” (2009) and “A hundred Sides” (2011) and the new single “Mode Kinetica” is itself a stand-alone track full of instrumental layers that blend nicely jazz, funk and post rock elements in a certainly unconventional way.
Andrew Hozier-Byrne's passionate outpouring on his wonderful single "Take me To Church", promised the next big thing when it lodged near the top of the Irish Republic's singles chart last year. Sceptics might argue that Irish Times immediately dishing awarding a thumping 10 out of 10 for his new debut album might be treated in the same manner as the Latvian European song contest jury dishing out full marks to Estonia. The truth however is that the paper should be applauded for its impeccable taste as it is a very fine debut album from this Wicklow artist which will undoubtedly figure highly on this years Christmas wish lists and could trouble the charts we'll into next year.