Sunday, 20 September 2009

Sick weekend

We played the Library in Leeds on Friday night although it wasnt exactly packed it was still a good laugh and the people that were there seemed to enjoy it. Orlando's mum said we "had a very powerful sound" which was pretty sick. When stayed at Orlando's that night and got Papa Gino's takeaway (jesus christ it was fucking amazing), and then watched Layer Cake which was also very good even though we all fell asleep.

Me and liam then drove home in the morning listening to some Death Cab For Cutie, Brand New and Dananananaykroyd which was nice.

This takes us to Saturday night, where we played the Surprise... Fire gig. That was pretty gorge to say the least, much banter and good times were had. I got some photos with a paralytic boy outside a club which was pretty funny.

Hopefully photos will be up soon.
Fucking Prawn.


Monday, 14 September 2009

EP Review.

EP Review!

"Young as yet unsigned York three-piece Lost From Atlas are quite easily my favourite local band. They play a tight post-rock instrumental indie rock hybrid in the vain of American Football, Owls or Cap’n Jazz you know those Kinsella bands with the technical melodic tappy guitar style that sounds so distinctive, you know the stuff it often twists and turns from section to section changing time signatures or at least the perception of time signatures by flipping the groove and switching up or breaking down, I guess you could call it math-rock. It’s quite hard to pin down and that’s what I like about, there is a free flowing energy to it all that gets quite addictive. Now I’m not sure these bands I’ve mentioned above are the main influence I’ve not asked… but it they may well be in debt, well not in debt but you know inspired by some of the new school adopters of this sound, you know the likes of This Town Needs Guns and Meet Me In St. Louis from the Big Scary Monster rosters or the more post-rock crowd like Tera Melos, 65daysofstatic or even more well known types like Foals or Battles. Which is music that has been a source of enjoyment for me for some time now so when I accidentally stumble upon Lost From Atlas doing their thing so well in my local venues then it’s defiantly something I want to support.

The demo EP was recorded in a home studio in a live and sexy way just drums, bass and guitar. Just five tracks long it’s a taster of things to come and captures the bands performance well. Just like in the live sets there is no let up, tracks melt into each other in one continues energetic, twisting piece of work. They are all very competent musicians and the music can be pretty technical at times but they don’t veer into guitar wank outs, you can tell this music comes out of wanting to make an interesting physical experience rather than cranking out the wank for the sake of it. The stripped back grooves, melodic shimmering guitars and tight bass are all they need to create some quality songs.

The CD or download opener ‘Interlude 1’ is a cracker plus after hearing it live it has to be one of my favourites just for the guitar technique I like to call ‘The Ball Scratcher’ where the volume nob is opened and closed while plucking to create a kind of gated lfo type effect... if I’ve got my synth speak correct, I can’t think of another way of saying it apart from that’s ‘The Ball Scratcher’ as it really does look like he’s playing and well you get the idea... The demo also features a live version of ‘Smalltown Gypsy Massacre’ which has some really nice harmonics that ring out in a melodic fashion before they throw some rock shapes with some stop start bursts of riffs and a tapped out disco section. Maybe the highlight of the demo for me though is ‘Tom Robinson Must Die!’ a remix of this also appears on the CD with housey piano’s and a peak time indie remix feel, it’s a pretty good effort really but the original is the one for me. A catchy melodic opening with a nice bouncy, breezy feel kicks it off before some scratchy riffs pick up the pace a little. The spaced out mid section is a treat too with fast tappy parts and tight locked grooves, things really build when the riffs get rocking again though and before you know it a full on chorus of gang vocals take the track higher and its over.

Lost From Atlas are currently unsigned, playing many gigs and recording their debut album in a home studio. But for now you can download their debut EP either from their myspace or bellow."

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Also we might crack some artwork stuff up here, we'll see what happens. New song on myspace coming soon too, when we can decide which one to put up! Just finished "New Moon" today too, so good. Just been watching trailers for the new film on youtube. Siked!



Thanks to all you lovely people we have reached 250+ downloads on our EP! so thank you to everybody who downloaded it and we hope you enjoyed it!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

awesome photo shoot

We just finished an awesome photo shoot over the weekend with good friend Freddy Bulmer so look forward to some new photos coming up soon! In abit!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

District 9 & Dozza's blackout

Last night we all went to see District 9 which turned out to be totally bone!
Shortly after I fell down some stairs, cracked my head open and had a complete blackout... which was nice. subsequently i am feeing rather concussed and have a massive gash on my head which sort of looks like a thuggish version of Action Mans eyebrow scar.
Anyway we are playing in Joseph rowntrees theater tomorrow for a charity show organized by Rebecca lewis, so hopefully we can raise lots of money for it.
See you later!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Thursday, 3 September 2009

New stuff

Orlando usually does these things but since he's at college at the moment and im bumming around my house reading The Twilight Saga which is fucking amazing by the way (i dont care what you say). Erm yes.. i thought id take over blogging duties and stuff since i appear to have a lot of free time.

Anyway updates...

We recorded our album a few weeks ago with David Lawrie, check him out. A damn fine producer he is. (Imagine Hagrid saying that from Harry Potter, so good.) But yes anyway, we recorded it and we are very happy with it even though the hours we worked were insane. I was doing guitar parts at 5 in the morning, it was horrible. We are just getting pressing costs and all that sorted, we hope everyone likes it.

Erm our boyfriends in Surprise... Fire did us proud the other day by playing reading and leeds festival which is impressive considering they have only had 6 gigs. Jelous.

Anyway thats all for now i think, enjoy the miserable weather!

Love x