Friends, Lovers, Rivals – Say Hello to Mutineers

Yes. Say hello to Nicholas James Mallins (vocals/guitar), Michael Reed (guitar), Iwan Gronow (bass) and Jack Mitchell, (drums) = Mutineers / my top twitter discovery of the week.

You get many interesting followers on twitter. But when it’s a band, and the band is from Manchester, you surely gotta check that out, right?

And that’s how I came across Mutineers. Thank God. Otherwise I would not be writing this. Obviously.

Their debut album Friends, Lovers, Rivals came out in October 2010. That makes me feel like I’ve been living under a rock. But, it’s never too late for finding a great music!

First, I listened to a preview of the album on itunes and I liked the sound of it… so I went straight on youtube.

It took only a couple of songs for me to get straight back to itunes and download the whole album. I was hooked.

How come I haven’t heard about these guys before? They seem to have a great fan base already and amazingly they communicate with them on daily basis through social networks.

Not only they seem like a great bunch of guys, most importantly, Mutineers are fine musicians.

Their album is so good. Stuff like this should be played on radio on daily basis. Then maybe even I would listen to it more often. People need to hear bands like this!

Their background includes playing in a different groups like Cardinals and Johnny Marr’s Healers. Yes. THAT Johnny Marr.

They also supported musicians like Pete Doherty, The View and Wintersleep in the past!

Friends, Lovers, Rivals album has 11 tracks with a engaging, catchy guitar sounds complimented by the stunning vocal from Nicholas James Mallins, not to mention his amazing ability of poetic lyric writing.

Have a listen…

If you’d like to know more about this band, check out their interesting bio at Tri-Tone/Mutineers, follow them on twitter – @Mutineers_ or on facebook – @Mutineers.

And of course here is a link to their debut album – Itunes!

Mutineers are a band worth checking out if you want to hear something that speaks to you melodically and lyrically.

Manchester surely has a lot of hidden talents.

I wish these guys well and I hope they will come out with some new stuff soon and maybe do some shows around UK!

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Mirrors Release New EP!

As you know I have already introduced this band to you in my post Let’s Just Have a Look Into the World of Mirrors and I mentioned that the guys are working on some new material.

And it’s here!

The New EP called This Year, Next Year, Sometime…? has been released today and it’s available for download now on their website THEWORLDOFMIRRORS.

You can play/preview all seven tracks! They are great! GO! 🙂

Tribes and Their Debut Album ‘Baby’

Tribes. Finally a band that’s bringing some fine rock’n’roll sound back on the UK music scene.

Four guys from Camden Town, Johnny Lloyd (vocals, guitar), Dan White (guitar), Miguel Demelo (drums) and Jim Cratchley (bass) released their debut album Baby just over a week ago, the 16th of January.

I’ve been listening to the album for the past few days and it just gets better and better…

There is not enough rock’n’roll on the radio these days. Well, hardly any and that’s sad, I know.

But these guys seem to be getting some lovin’ from NME and Radio One’s Zane Lowe who named their debut single ‘We Were Children’ Hottest Record in The World. 

They supported The Kooks and Kaiser Chiefs on tour last year and also did their own UK headline tour.

They are about to play at the NME Awards Tour 2012 in February together with Azealia Banks, Metronomy and Two Door Cinema Club. Soon they will be announcing their ‘Baby’ headline tour in April!

Would be great to see them live, don’t you think?

You can subscribe to their Facebook page Tribesband or follow them on twitter @tribesband to find out about the dates!

Influenced by Nirvana and Pixies, you can certainly feel it on the album.

They’ve got you with the first track ‘Whenever’ which starts with a cool guitar tune.

And there is a lot of cool guitar tunes…

You can let your rock’n’roll spirit enjoy tracks like ‘We Were Children’, ‘Corner of an English Sound’ (my personal favourite) or ‘Walking in the Street’ and let your hair down with ‘Sapho’ and ‘When My Day Comes’. Just blast it out on your stereo at home or in your car!

Then chill out with the slower ‘Halfway Home’, ‘Himalaya’ or ‘Nightdriving’. Those will fill your heart with great melodies and a vocal full of soul from the lead singer Johnny Lloyd.

Final two songs ‘Alone or with Friends’ and ‘Bad Apple’ will leave you longing for more and you will want to play the whole thing again! 🙂

For me, there’s not one bad song on this album.

You can buy the album on Itunes or Amazon!

Rock on! 😉

fiN – One To Watch

In my post Three Gigs That Made My 2011, I wrote a small review about a indie/rock band FiN and I mentioned how great their music is, so let’s have a look at it!

Well, first of all, the very important thing is that these guys sound great live. They supported Mona in Brighton when I saw them and I enjoyed them a lot. Definitely not one of those support bands you want off the stage as soon as possible.

Handsome devils…

Busy touring around the UK at the moment and gaining more and more fans with each gig, FiN are set for a great future. They supported great bands like The Kooks, Incubus and Mona in the past and they are about to play three shows with the amazing FEEDER! The tickets are all sold out!

These guys really deserve all the love they’re getting.

If you have a look at their website with a very smart title LifeIsWastedOnTheLiving and read the biography, you’ll find out interesting things about the band members, their cool way of releasing their debut album, what’s inspired them to make music or what are their music influences.

Here is a cool sneak peak quote from the lead singer Luke Joyce: “There are no rules. Throw away the rulebook. You want to aim as high as you can, and that’s what we’re gonna do. If you aim at ‘impossible’ you’re always going to end up better than if you just aim for somewhere logical.” Nicely said!

You can follow FiN on Twitter – fiNuk or Facebook – fiNUK and get all the updates!

Here are some great tunes…

Convinced yet? 😉

Let’s Just Have a Look Into The World of Mirrors

Let’s talk some pop-noir.

Mirrors. Four guys from Brighton who released their debut album ‘Lights and Offerings’ last year in February ( I listed the album in My Top Albums of 2011) should be fully back on track this year.

Nearly a year since the album release, I believe the boys have been busy making some new stuff, as they recently tweeted (@worldofmirrors) about a couple of new tracks ‘Dust’ and ‘Shooting Stars’ which you can listen to on their My Space page.

Another dose of a brilliant, dark and catchy synthpop, I think Mirrors have something even bigger in store for us this year.

If you’ve heard their previous work, you know how easy is to fall in love with their original sound.

And if not…

Lights and Offerings is an album worth checking out. Especially songs like ‘Into the Heart’, ‘Hide and Seek’ and ‘Ways to an End’.

Here is a couple of great videos

And here is a video of  their great new track ‘Dust’ and you can also have a look at their Youtube Channel for more!

Their website The World of Mirrors offers you to download some cool mixtapes compiled by the band members themselves and see what influences these guys to make such a fantastic and unique music.

Whatever they are up to at the moment, I think their fans have a lot to look forward to.

Here is a couple of links for the album: Itunes, Amazon