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I like it. :up: I expected by the name of your band something more pretentious - bouzouki, bongos and modified kitchen appliances played by men with beards and woolen cardigans or something. I wouldn't have liked that so thankfully it was way off the mark.

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It sounds nothing like what I expected.

Straight-ahead no-nonsense indie-rock, I can see it being popular in a Biffy ish kinda way - all shoutalong choruses and fat beats.

Good stuff.

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Thank you gents! I'll pass on the fat (phat?) beats comment to Mark, he does love hitting things very hard.

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Well, there are nine more songs where that came from. If the mixing process doesn't kill us, there will be an album in the next couple of months.

Oh aye, I should say, I used to be a museum curator, hence the band name. No bouzoukis here!

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Fantastic production! And the mix sounds enormous!

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I'm gonna shit on the parade a wee bit here, apologies for so as i know yer really happy with the tune Jon. Is there any reason you've gone with the almost 80s sounding kit? Really compressed snare with a really fat obvious reverb. Also the vocals is sounding quite aggressive, something i don't think has come across when i've heard you sing before. Have you sung it different, or is it the production? I feel i'd struggle to list to it for a whole album. I've been a fan of this song since you put that first live recording up and i just feel this incarnation of it has lost the charm it had before.

Sorry to be a dick.

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You're not being a dick at all, don't worry! I can't comment on the drum sound, but as for the singing, that's just what I sang. There's a wee bit of reverb on it, plus we used an old mic, but other than that it's untreated.

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I actually liked the things that Sam L4 didn't. I've never heard you before though so I don't know what charm has been lost. The aggresive edge to the voice seemed a little incogruous at first but I enjoyed that. As for the drum sound....well, Born In The USA is one of my favourite albums ever...

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Cheers guys!

The version of The Brakes is quite different from the old recording. It's got almost a Bat For Lashes vibe to it. I'm a big fan.

To put things in context, there's a rough live recording from a gig we did the other week supporting The Primitives at http://www.turner-designs.com/mp3/curators_stereo_22_04_2010.mp3

State of Grace is second last I think, and you can hear that our live sound is not a million miles away from our studio sound, once you factor out the limitations of playing live with a tiny soundcheck etc. I reckon the record is pretty representative of us live, just with better production and the opportunity for me to play roughly 37 guitar parts ;)

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I wish to take your music on a cheap date and fumble at its nethers in a dark alley afterwards.

I bet you say that to all the songs ;)

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I think this new tune is really good and I'm with Shaki with regards to the production; it's certainly not what I expected at all, but I'm quite a big fan of a lot of eighties post-punk bands and the drums sound reminds me a little of the likes of The Chameleons, which is a drum sound I've always appreciated in the right context. And although your straight-up power-pop isn't necessarily the right context, I think it adds to the overall dynamic. But that's obviously personal taste.

This is not generally a branch of music I veer towards, but I'm a sucker for a good tune, and I find myself going back for repeat listens. :up:

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I like it. Not as head over heels as everyone else but it's made me want to hear more and I would definitely go see this live.

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Thanks! The Primitives thing was a little odd, although it did make me feel incredibly young. We had our first radio play of the tune two nights ago, and mixing on the rest is continuing apace!

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