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One part jangly guitar riffs à la The Smiths and one part disheveled punk, the Drowners love-filled debut is a testament to the gritty New York reality that’s helped craft perfect pop songs for generations.
“What we wanted to do with our music is write songs that have messages. I guess at the core of our songs they are pop, but we wanted to embrace the pop song with real and raw music.”
This year, everyone and their mother was singing along to Lorde’s anti-consumerist anthem “Royals,” but the New Zealand teen wasn’t the only new kid on the block who got us excited.
“Five people that get along who want to be there and want to play music together and be in the same room together, that’s a feat within itself. A band of brothers. It’s working for us so far,” Brian Kesley said.
Back in their home country of England, London Grammar is already a sensation, but as they make their way across the States for the first time, they hope to win over the American public.
Heidi Shepherd – one of the two frontwomen for the Butcher Babies – is emphatic in her opinion that heavy metal should be a little bit more open minded and a lot more about rocking the f***k out.
It’s hard to figure out what genre Terraplane Sun is. In fact, the rock band, who mixes trombone, lap steel, organ and electric guitar, wish you wouldn’t even bother.