Unearthing MySpace Gems
Happy Sunday to you all! The World Cup is nearly over, will it be the Italians or the French?! Some of you know who I’d like to win, but I shan’t alienate any readers by revealing that information! Anyway, it is Sunday, so time to share some more fantastic MySpace music pages with you all. Usual rules apply; all of the artists and groups I feature have one thing (at least) in common; all have had less than 10,000 page-views. If you know of any artists on MySpace, with less than that many page-views, that you think I should feature, please let me know. You can either email me to the address at the left, or send me a message and/or friends request (if you are an artist or band) at my personal MySpace page or the >>just like music MySpace page.
Wisdomtooth – http://www.myspace.com/weallwantmorefreedom
Wisdomtooth is from Leeds, England, and brings us dark beats. Some real gritty experimental hip-hop tracks on Wisdomtooth’s page, and I love them! The track Lungs and Liver is more on a semi-dnb tip, whilst Disused Desert Waste is a laid back hip-hop sample filled affair in the ilk of Wax Tailor, but slightly more down-tempo. One of the attractions for me to Wisdomtooth’s music, is his ability to produce laid back hip-hop beats with a certain substance, like that darkness, the grittiness of the music. These are however purely my own interpretations of Wisdomtooth’s tracks, and as ever I would urge you to check them all out for yourself.
NiNeee – http://www.myspace.com/nineee
Electro/Hip-Hop/Punk, that is NiNeee from France! Talk about catchy! Imagine if Mr. Scruff had cared less for jazz and more for crazy electro sounds and samples, well to a certain extent that could be NiNeee. The track BinarY Machine will probably grab the ears of fans of the more punky/electro sounds, whilst I’m Happy might appease the Aphex Twin and electronica heads. Regardless of your genre preferences, NiNeee’s music is damn catchy and addictive. Make sure you also check out By Plane 15, electro-pop at its finest!
Days Before Television – http://www.myspace.com/daysbeforetelevision
Gary and Alan are Days Before Television, an acoustic band from Lincoln, England. Their track Colours had me absolutely mesmerised – sounds like an authentic classic before it’s even served its time. Days Before Television make acoustic tracks to soothe our ears, such fine melodies and smooth vocals, absolutely fantastic. There are currently two other tracks for you to check out on their page; Sunday and Lost And Found – both of which are just as pleasing to thine ear as Colours. Don’t let these guys slip you by, check out their page.
Anechoic – http://www.myspace.com/anechoicuk
The trio of Rob Leach, Tom Butler, and Andrew Lindsay, make up Anechoic, an indie band playing out of Leeds, England. Anechoic are one of those bands I’m struggling to put my finger on, probably just cos my crazed mind is desperately grasping for comparisons, yet in my usual conflicting way I am pleased to be in such a puzzle – good to view any band as their own entity, and Anechoic are very much that. They have four quality tracks for you to listen to on their page, all fantastic rocky compositions. The Anechoic sound is very complete, the arrangements, sounds, and vocals, all seem to fit together… well, just like they were meant to be! I was particularly jigging along to Time And A Half, go listen for yourself.
Chocolate Circus – http://www.myspace.com/chocolatecircusmusic
Chocolate Circus are a Norwegian foursome specialising in the diverse sounds of alternative rocky pop. Their sound varies from chilled acoustic ditties right up to punky rocked out tracks The Strokes would be proud of. As a lot of you by now know, I don’t settle for just any old rock music, I’m a fussy bastard – but Chocolate Circus do it for me. I could quite happily nod my head to their tracks for vast periods of time. They have four tracks on their page for you to check out, but it was the slightly more down-tempo This Catholic Boy that caught my ear in particular.
So, there’s your five for this week, I’m sure you’ll be as impressed as I was. Please DO take the time to explore each of this weeks pages and leave them some feedback – don’t forget to let me know what you think, too!