I've relized that we get very few truely excellent american bands... I mean we get the main stream cack like Puddle of mud, staind, Nickel back etc etc.. It's ok, but it's nothing special... I mean the few excelent american bands that I know of are Pavement, Ten benson, Smog, folk implosion, At the drive-in, Blackalicious and a few others... as for Aussie and other bands I'll be honest and hold my hands up and say I'm pretty much an ignoramus...
So this got me thinking you probably have just heard stuff like Spice girls, and maybe Coldplay Gomez and RAdiohead (if your lucky, cos they're the few excellent bands that made it across)... so your missing the "mellow explosion" that's happening over here...
So here's some of my recomendations, I have put an example of a song for each band... just to help you out... Zero 7 : things I've seen.
Straw : Moving to calafornia
Elbow : Dont mix your drinks
Super furry animals : If you dont want me to destroy you (or fire in my heart, or the man dont give a f-ck)
Angelica : Why did you let my kitten die.
Ed harcourt: something in my eye.(i've just relized he maybe american!)
Swerve driver: Juggernaught Rides.
James: laid or sit down
Blue tones: slight return
Low Gold: buity (sp) dies young
Snow patrol: Educatedfilm by or one night is not enough or Starfighter piolot.
Placebo: pure morning.
Longpigs: blue skies.
The music: take the long road and walk it.
Gene: fill her up.
Ballboy: I hate scotland (or Sex is boring).
Arab strap: love detective.
Inspiral carpets: I want you.
Primal scream: Kill all hippies.
please, if you download.. um... I mean, listen to some of these tracks tell me what you think... I think I may have gone too far with the list... anyway, just get anyone and you have my assurances it'll be good..:)
[Edited by educatedfilm on 01-24-2002 at 06:33 AM]