Monday, October 17, 2005

NME Band in Hype-Sort-of-Justified Shocker

Namely the Arctic Monkeys, who you've probably heard of by now. "The biggest band this country will produce since Oasis" said Conor McTwat of the NME, at once outdoing himself through the sheer, insane quantity of his own hyperbole, and also burdening the four young lads from Sheffield with a target they could never hope to reach.

They will be huge, which is a shame, because - call me cynical - there is no way they can possibly retain the raw urgency and base rock n' roll energy they have at the moment once the hype bandwagon gets into fifth gear. Watch the video for I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor and tell me this isn't the most thrillingly un-affected rock song you've heard in years.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, it is a fun song, isn't it?
i just wanted to comment on your blog, really. even though you NEVER comment on mine.
that is all.

heleina xxxxxxx

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer fake tales of san fransisco myself, but yeah they're cool.

I consider myself to have been well ahead of practically everyone who reads this blog in taking a casual, armchair interest in the arctics: I failed to purchase tickets for concerts in both June and October, both times through lethargy. Don't know if i'd fancy to be there with all those sweaty teenage girls though . actually ...

Top ellipsus there, or whatever.

I agree with everything you said about ginsberg and cameron by the way, just couldn't be arsed to comment three times.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Decided to comment again, on a vaguely similar topic, but not exactly the same.

I heard Juice Box by New York band The Strokes today! Its tremendous! It sounded a bit like muse then i realised it was the strokes, and i was like woah! Its the best thing they've done since the last good thing!

Im actually just practising for my own music reviewing blog like dan's. I thought the above would have made a five star entry.

3:21 PM  
Blogger dan hancox said...

at least five star - you're well on your way. i expect a blog by the end of the week, commemorating the 65 gig in its first instalment. you need more !'s though - you've only got one per sentence in your strokes comments!!!! which isn't enough!!!! i haven't heard the new song yet btw!!!!

phew. that exhausted me. i need a lie down.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Alex Bok Bok said...

i say NAY!! to this murky business

6:51 PM  
Blogger dan hancox said...

murky as in 'shadowy' or murky as in 'grime mandem killing'? either way what do you mean?

off the top of my head i assume you mean 'don't even associate yourself with a band that's been anywhere the NME, you might catch the lurgees'. ;-)

7:25 PM  
Blogger Alex Bok Bok said...

yeah yeah shadowy, rather than shower-faced for sure.

its not so much the nme, its more like ... i dunno ... isnt there enough obscure good music ha ha ha ?

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