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Film, Album, Single and Event Reviews

Single Review: September 12th

  • By Jimeh
  • 12 Sep 2011
  • Release Date 12 Sep 2011
New singles released on the 12th september

Kasabian are back this week with ‘Days Are Forgotten’ the first track off upcoming album ‘Velocirapter!’. The song reminds us very much of Led Zeppelins ‘Immigrant Song’ but with the standard Kasabian larger than life feel to it. A groovy guitar rift with Tom Meighan’s unmistakable vocals spurting lyrics inspired by times of old, with the all-important ‘Kasabian’ harmony in the backdrop. Then comes the chorus, a glorious James Bond-esc supernova that oozes cool. The song doesn’t really take Kasabian in a new direction musically but we like it that way.

We don’t know about you but Blink-182 were a massive part of our teenage years, their even the band this reviewer would accredit to sparking my love for music all those years ago. With their next album ‘Neighborhoods’ currently being finished up, they have now officially released the first single ‘Up All Night’. The track has received a very mixed reception from fans and media alike. We at Supajam even wrote a new blog last week dedicated to the current goings on with Blink-182 so if you haven’t already done so, check it out HERE. The track to us sounds too experimental, it seems like it’s trying to do far too much in one song and ends up suffering due to it. We still think it’s a great song but it's just very different to what we had expected. Let us know what you think.

 

Awolnation have just released ‘Sail’ the first track of their album 'Megalithic Symphony'. Not only is the album outstanding but this track particularly take’s our fancy. It’s one of those songs that after just one listen, you know you’re going to be playing on repeat for the next few weeks (Or atleast we did). With its electro key’s, beasty bass , striking vocals and soft lovely harmonies that all slowly build the song up into a gorgeous mix of drum and bass that leaves your ears eagerly waiting for more, this track is definitely one of our current favorites being played in the office. Take a listen to the track below and tell us what you think!

Last up this week is American Rockers Switchfoot, with their new single ‘Dark Horses’. The track to me is the standard rock and roll template a lot of bands seem to use these days, a simple template of; a heavy intro, followed with quite verse’s accompanied by a neat drum beat then throw in a loud and boisterous chorus with heavy guitars, catchy lyrics and storming vocals that will have the fans screaming along. All in all not a bad song and a welcome return from the boys from San Diego.

There seems to be an epidemic of bands thinking they have to butcher their musical sound every new album to try and recreate themselves. Is this to impress the critics and win new fans or because they feel the need to progress sonically from what made them successful.  What do you think? Do you think that bands should strive create albums that their existing fan base can relate to to or do you welcome the changes as a natural progression? Spill below. 

 



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