November 26, 2010
I’m always surprise when I discover artists that have been around for a while but I’ve never heard about. I listened to some the tracks and thought wow, great guitars with gripping vocals. At first, I thought she was an indie-artist that just started until I read her biography, the first female named “Guitar God” by Rolling Stone; a Golden Globe® nomination for her musical contribution to Sean Penn’s 2007 film, Into the Wild, performed on Foo Fighter’s Grammy® winning album, appeared on Conan O’Brien & David Letterman shows, etc. If I’m the only one that didn’t know about her, well I still wanted to say I like what she does. If I’m not, treat yourself, listen and buy!
I didn’t know who they were, they just started to follow me on Twitter and I was curious. I visited their Myspace profile and listened to the making of the “Sunday Afternoon” song while reading their bio. Hearing the French speaking I presumed it would be a French rock band but not this American folk-rock with a hippie twist. I thought “Really?”, cool! I didn’t expect that sound and was pleasantly taken aback. I just couldn’t find a place where I could buy their music? Guys, if you are reading this, go on http://bandcamp.com and make your music available for your fans to buy ;-)
Have you heard of “jump-folk? As the band themselves define it: “jump-folk: a genre of music, combining indie, folk, hip-hop and electronic influences.” Love it. This is a band from Leeds, UK. They have a distinctive sound with captivating vocals, moody hypnotic guitars with great rhythm hooks. (A little sidenote – choosing ‘Films’ as your band name makes you virtually impossible to find online, for obvious reasons).
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