Posts Tagged ‘We Are Animal

23
Apr
10

THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 88 – WE//ARE//ANIMAL

WE//ARE//ANIMAL

We know the market has driven through a tough old time in the music world for the last few years, as the record labels ride the changes the internet has brought in, but for fucks sake, leaving a band this hot, with this many boxes ticked, unsigned is close to scandalous!  However, detached is indeed where we find them and rather fittingly it’s precisely this isolation and separation that seems to have been the driver behind their craft.  We got in touch with the band and, as they explained in their brief biography, their North Wales home, in the windy wilds of Mount Snowden, allow them the freedom to contemplate and create the melodies and hooks which are abundant in each tune.  Making simple 8-track recordings, in slate quarries and abandoned buildings, perhaps explains the loose, sometimes imprecise feel of their DIY tunes.  The energetic guitars, strummed in building crescendos, with pretty breaks and fuzzed riffs, are completed with styled, spirited vocals that actually lift the songs out of their mulched indie rock swagger.  They’ve already self-released an 11-track LP, Idolise, which is remarkable considering they’ve only been together as a unit since December 2009.  It’s only April!  That kind of output and creative rate is a factor worth taking note of on it’s own, but the fact that the songs brim with the kind of energy and confidence that’s not been seen since Kasabian walked these planks, is nothing short of astonishing.  They’re heading for Radio One, they’re heading for festival stages and they’re heading for you earphones.  Very rapidly.  In fact, they are due an appearance at Brighton’s Great Escape festival, playing an intimate show at the Foundry Pub.  That will surely be a show to catch, before they blow up.  This is a hard working band with a hard working feel to their rocking indie anthems, but most importantly they teach us a subtle lesson that a little separation can breed genuinely creative, industrially productive results.       (MB)

Find them here:         Myspace

Hear them here:        WE//ARE//ANIMAL – UNFOLD/FOLD

Hear them here:        WE//ARE//ANIMAL – 1268

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