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My New Marionettes EP

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We are delighted to announce the release of our second CD!

It is entitled "My New Marionettes", and it will be released on Saturday 9th October.

A song from the CD can now be listened to at our myspace, it's entitled "Her Charms".

This CD was recorded at home and we're pretty proud of what we've done, so as always feedback is much appreciated.

The launch party for this event will be at Snafu on Thursday 14th October with support from Min Diesel.

Check it out!

Many Thanks,

Marionettes

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Its alright, I think that the "bridge" bit was really predictable and seemed a bit forced and as if it was just shoved in. I prefered the older stuff, its a good song it just lacks as much impact as the older stuff.

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had the pleasure of listening to this last night, thought that song was the strongest, as a whole though its a strong EP, best of luck lads!

ta greig :up:

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Cheers for the feedback guys, just uploaded a second track entitled "We Are Cursed", a bit ballsier than the other one in my opinion which I admit is a bit of a departure from the older stuff.

Enjoy!

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I have to completely disagree with the majority of views here. I think the songs are sounding good, and the quality of recording is fine, especially seeing the time constraints you were under and the fact it was all done at home!

If I could offer one bit of advice (to anyone!), it's that if you are happy with what you're doing, stick to your guns. Bands who trend hop or who are afraid to try to move on with their sound are, in my opinion, missing the point.

Did you guys re-record She Moves Without Tension? That's still my favourite I reckon.

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I think the new ones sound excellent. Her Charms is frantic and the sum of its parts make it a really interesting song.

A very distinctive Marionettes sound to both of them and I liked Jon's comment about sticking to this.

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I finally got round to listening to this, and I like it. I'm not a fan of Arctic Monkeys, aside from a couple of their singles, but I always maintain you have an Arctic Monkeys feel to what you do, mainly in the guitar work. And I actually mean that as a compliment.

I sort of see what John W says about the vocals. I don't find them half-arsed, though, but it sounds like it's doubled up with the levels increased, due to the languid performance, but it might have been nice to hear the levels down, but with the performance giving it a bit more, akin to the live shows. Essentially, though, that's just a preference.

I should get along to the show on the 16th in Edinburgh.

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Thanks everyone!

The release and launch show are next Thursday, so again if anybody wants in for free go the facebook event for which there is a link at the start of the thread.

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We're going to be having a chat on Northsound One this Sunday about our wee CD too, so tune in if you're in and have a radio kickin about.

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Less than a week to go folks! Final track listing for the EP:

1. We Are Cursed

2. Forget The Gap

3. Her Charms

4. Dora

Really excited to be playing with Min Diesel again, they're terrific. Also been informed that doors will be at 9 o clock, makes for an early Dirty Hearts Club.

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Tomorrow night folks!

Guestlist is amassing which is great, thanks to those of you who have been in touch and we will be seeing you tomorrow!

Anybody else just PM me or follow the link at the start of the thread.

Stage times:

Doors - 9pm

Min Diesel - 9.30

Marionettes - 10.15

And after all that the the Juan Mclean will be on the decks, so it'll be a pretty cool after party I suppose so we'll be sticking around for that. They're on LCD Soundsystem's label which can only be a good thing really.

The CD will be 3 and available from Oneup as of tomorrow.

Thanks again guys.

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I would agree with the arctic monkeys comparison mentioned above. I think the recordings are great and now having seen this band I think they are great live too. However, and this is quite a but... I think this band needs to decide whether they are a 'loud' band or a more melodic band. They give it absolute laldy at full volume but that means the things that are great abou the recordings almost get drowned out by an almost punk, messy noise. Maybe this was just the venue but I was totally digging the set for completely different reasons than listening to the recordings. Really full on but if I was to play the cd to friend I would feel like I would have to prefix it with 'oh but they are really loud live.' I dunno if this is criticism. Just an obversatiin. I prefer the live thing I'd say.

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Now sober, that post doesnt make much sense. What I probably meant was I would rather see marionettes live than listen to the record because I was taken by surprise by how loud they play and I like noise. So, go see this band.

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To be honest I completely agree with your drunk (but perfectly coherent, well done sir!!) previous post. I can't talk for my fellow bandmates but I personally think of recording and playing live in a really different way. Live I just like to give it tits whereas when recording, Paddy and I just try to best capture the tunes to the best of our ability. It was our first time recording ourselves with this EP and next time I think we'll give more thought to better capturing the live band dynamic.

Thanks for the kind words and genuinely useful feedback.

Runcie.

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Right, this is gona be in oneup again this week.

Stocking filler time! Thanks to everyone who's bought a copy. Playing slains castle the week before christmas (Sat 18th) and it's free entry. Shall be a grand night out indeed!

And props to Euan for our mention in the Fly, much appreciated.

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