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UNCORKED™ – Best New Bands of 2012 (9.24.12) New War

24 Sep

New Band Alert! NEW WAR from Australia!

New Band Alert! NEW WAR from Australia!

UNCORKED™ – Best New Bands of 2012 (9.24.12) New War

How often can you say, “Wow those dudes sound they came from the 80’s” a lot right? More than feels acceptable, but hey that’s quite alright, the 80’s were indulgent and eclectic. Wearing a little eyeliner and some lipstick was ironic and buying expensive things became the norm. But how often do you hear someone say, “Dude that band sounds like U2 being impregnated by Frankie Goes to Hollywood”….never. What made Frankie absolutely acceptable, was their tribal sound. What made U2 great was not their desire to to change channels on a 500 ft. TV screen, but was their Irish rebellion DNA. That DNA mixed with Frankie’s flashiness, gives us New War. To make it easy, they sound a heck of a lot like Kasabian. That’s it. New record is S/T and it’s good.

Vitals:
Founded: 2012
Hometown: Melbourne, AU
Members: Chris Pugmire, Jesse Shepherd, Melissa Lock
Sonic Soulmates™: U2, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Kasabian
Trackables™: “Revealer”

New Album S/T

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Best Bands of 2010 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD: #17 Tame Impala

8 Dec

Best Bands of 2010 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD: #17 Tame Impala

I love Dungen. I loved the classic 70’s heavy deep sound of classic Sabbath. I actually enjoyed the Swedish, who the hell needs English when the music surrounding the vocals were this good. So when listening to Perth’s own Tame Impala this year, I couldn’t help but notice the similarities. Where Dungen may be more Sabbath, Tame Impala takes off with heavier beats, a more stylistic approach to the vocals. Oh and they do sing in English. We love Tame Impala here at NBD.

Vitals:
Hometown: Perth, AU
Members: Kevin Parker, Dominic Simper, Jay Watson, Nick Allbrook
Sonic Soulmates: Dungen, Black Sabbath, Grizzly Bear
Track of the Year:
“Runway, Houses, City, Clouds”

Original Post: 6.24.10

2010 Hummingbird Awards
Hummingbird Award #20: Crocodiles
Hummingbird Award #19: Miniature Tigers
Hummingbird Award #18: Gamble House
Hummingbird Award #17: Tame Impala