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« Nov 11, 2019 20:10:09 GMT »
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Black Midi- bmbmbm: Damn!



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« Nov 11, 2019 20:24:40 GMT »
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Squid- Savage: This is immense. A new band has no right to be making music like this- it sounds like a kind of 8th album where a band has started experimenting. Only problem is, it's about 8 minutes too short.

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« Nov 11, 2019 20:35:33 GMT »
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Squid- Rodeo: Oh! Squid are ace!


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« Nov 11, 2019 20:38:11 GMT via mobile »
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I am not sure I am getting my point across... not saying they sound like Mark E Smith, but reading that article it's like they are doing some intellectual deep thing when imo the reasons are far less pseudo philosophical...

Anyway don't want to put them all together, Black Midi are incredibly talented, Squid seem like (sometimes) they take themselves a bit less seriously and have huge potential, not sure if I have heard Dry Cleaning yet. It's just all of them coming together at the same time is putting me off a bit, seeing BCNR live couldn't avoid thinking that I much preferred the instrumental sections.

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« Nov 11, 2019 20:38:34 GMT »
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Pozi- Noel: This feels like a pure soul track remixed by Ariel Pink. Great stuff.

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« Nov 11, 2019 20:53:43 GMT via mobile »
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To sum up and in comments section mode, they do it because they can't sing shit

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« Nov 11, 2019 20:59:14 GMT »
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seeing BCNR live couldn't avoid thinking that I much preferred the instrumental sections.


What's wrong with that, though? They probably have more instrumental sections than all of the other bands mentioned in that article (and this thread) and I don't see what the issue is with that. Probablt 50% of what they do is instrumental. A lot of these artists are using the vocals in a different way, than what Liam does, but so what. It's not exactly new, is it? They're using the voice to complement the music. None of the artists would sound any good with a traditional sounding singer.

I think what the article was trying to get at and probably should have delved further into, is the influence of Hip-Hop, which has been the dominant force in popular music for 15 years, all these bands are (mostly) from the first generation to grow up with the entirety of the musical landscape at their finger tips, for free. Most of Black Midi are still 19 and so the ability to discover artists and genre's that might have a bigger focus on instrumentation and less on traditional sounding vocals is endless. Plus, a lot of these bands are coming up together, playing together all the time, working with similar people and labels etc.. we see members from all these bands at each others gigs all the time, they're obviously rubbing off on each a lot as well. That's how these things work.

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« Nov 11, 2019 21:07:14 GMT »
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Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Shaun Ryder, Mark e Smith, Patti Smith, Eddie Argos.

None of them could sing, all of them have essential vocals.

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« Nov 11, 2019 21:09:17 GMT »
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Anyway, anyone with an hour to kill. Have a little watch, they have a filthy new instrumental (Sorry Barns..) in the middle:



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« Nov 11, 2019 21:10:13 GMT »
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Maybe Dry Cleaning should try and get Adele in, really reach those emotional notes on 'Traditional Fish'.

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« Nov 11, 2019 21:48:53 GMT »
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If anyone is to be blamed for this boom in spoken word bands then it is me. Ever since the Jesus Abyss released Grave Times in April there has been another of these wannabe posers appear on a weekly basis.

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« Nov 12, 2019 7:01:36 GMT via mobile »
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Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Shaun Ryder, Mark e Smith, Patti Smith, Eddie Argos.

None of them could sing, all of them have essential vocals.


Disagree, all of those have essential vocals in a way.

It is still too early as most of them don't even have an album out yet, but I am missing a versatility or flexibility in their vocals, just that.

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If anyone is to be blamed for this boom in spoken word bands then it is me. Ever since the Jesus Abyss released Grave Times in April there has been another of these wannabe posers appear on a weekly basis.


And you were influenced by none other than IDLES

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Maybe Dry Cleaning should try and get Adele in, really reach those emotional notes on 'Traditional Fish'.


Or they might just as well cover the 4th Art Brut record front to back, but that is not what I'm saying.

Probably saying 'a Liam' wasn't the best choice, maybe a Bobby Gillespie who can't sing either but at least tries something different once in a while... but of course it would not fit at all, and that is the issue, having a singer would be a strange decision for a whole generation

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If anyone is to be blamed for this boom in spoken word bands then it is me. Ever since the Jesus Abyss released Grave Times in April there has been another of these wannabe posers appear on a weekly basis.
And you were influenced by none other than IDLES


Take that back Barny.

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« Nov 13, 2019 20:28:07 GMT via mobile »
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Talking as an act of resistance

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« Dec 4, 2019 14:36:19 GMT via mobile »
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He enjoys a bit of a waffle early in the article, but this is a good piece from John Doran on the current crop of bands discussed in this thread, he also addresses some of the same issues that fuelled Barny’s ire so much..

thequietus.com/articles/27491-speedy-wunderground-year-4-compilation

He’s also interviewed Black Country, New Road:

thequietus.com/articles/27546-black-country-new-road-interview




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« Dec 4, 2019 15:44:23 GMT »
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Why write an article when you can release it as a song?

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« Mar 14, 2020 14:21:24 GMT via mobile »
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Have we talked about Porridge Radio yet? Rather liking the album.

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bandcamp are donating 100% of sales to the artists today to help them out with the corona situation

just ordered myself the limited edition vinyl CORONA doodled edition of the squid town centre ep from them. only 50 made. going to be a thing of beauty.

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