2. The Answering Machine - Lifeline
I’m better off here alone. The Answering Machine are an art rock (subgenre invented to describe bands who lay between mainstream music and progressive rock) indie band located and formed in Manchester from 2005 with their first gig around 2006. Drummer Ben came into the band in the late 2007 after the trio stopped using a drum machine. (Mustafa Beat) and Keyboard/guitarist Luke Bellis (also a music director for bands such as The Cribs and Fenech Soler) came in late 2010, he had already toured with them but wasn’t introduced as a member.
This song has a Foals and LCD Soundsystem Style that blends all different instruments,mostly bass to create a jittery/pop/electronica sound.
This song makes people want to dance who don’t dance,it’s another song where the lyrics can be depressing but the beat just makes everything better and puts a smile on your face. I really love the video for this,it’s something i’d want to make and it’s directed by Luke.
This song is a perfect Journey song, preferably in the car because you look out the window to contemplate and tap your feet to it. It’s also one of them songs you have to press repeat so you can learn the lyrics.
You’re blocking out all the signs.I’ve chosen this song because the reasons why you need to listen to this band are the fact they announced they were ending on May 16, 2011. Just because you “may” never see them again doesn’t mean they’re music has to terminate.
I know we’re gonna work this out. They’ve released over 9 singles and two albums with limited copies and have always been sold out.
Toured with Casiokids,The rumble strips,Twisted Wheel and Manic Street Preachers.
Some of the Festivals they’ve been to:
glastonbury,SXSW, T in the Park,Osfest,FOM,Sellindge.
Martin Colclough - Vocals, Guitar
Pat Fogarty - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Gemma Evans - Bass, Backing Vocals (Alot of people don’t like women in bands for some reason,Gemma and Anna Prior from Metronomy are some pretty talented ladies)
Ben Perry - Drums
Luke Bellis (Not in the picture) - Guitar,keyboard
Other tracks to listen to by The Answering Machine:
“Obviously cold” and “Tomorrow” -Another city,Another sorry Album.
“It’s over,It’s over,It’s over”- Another city,Another sorry Album.
“Rules” and “Miles” Lifeline Album.
Pulled Apart by horses
Pull Tiger Tail
Check out Luke Bellis’s music videos he’s directed.
1.Erasure - A Little Respect
I tried to discover a little something to make me sweeter. This classy dance track needs to be on everyone’s mp3 players.The duo synthpop/new wave Erasure (consisting of songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke founder and past member of Depeche Mode and Yazoo with singer Andy Bell) released this in September 1988 as their tenth single from their album The Innocents. It’s an old song everyone can relate to now. The song can be depressive yet upbeat so it’s for any mood aswell. The lyrics are simple to sing along to and it will stay in your head for hours,but not in an irritable way.
Myhotelyear said “What religion or reason Could drive a man to forsake his lover” indicates that the artist is homosexual. The artist is a male and from the rest of the lyrics it would seem that HE is the forsaken one.”
Oh baby give a little respect to me. This is a major hairbrush microphone song and it’s a great song for parties or before going out songs, even a song for car journeys or just general house chores (I know alot of people secretly love this song)
There has been a few covers of this song but mainly the band wheatus covered this song in 2001 (went to number three in the charts) with a better video (staring Brittany Murphy about a guy who does everything to keep his girlfriend happy so she doesn’t leave him and she walks all over him by seeing him at the wrong moments,so he keeps trying so she doesn’t break his heart. The end then shows the band playing for her and she comes back to him)
I used this track as my first song blog, a realisation when hearing it in a pub full of the older generation, who knew this song yet a group of teens where singing along to it.
It could be the fact it was used on an episode of scrubs (my best friends mistake) where they compare it to a virus that keeps spreading or its a downloadable feature on the rock band video game series.
Never the less,this song is a pure classic and all types of people should be listening to this.
Other tracks to listen to by Vince Clarke:
Depeche Mode- “Just can’t get enough” (The Saturdays covered it for Comic Relief)
Yazoo- “Nobody’s diary” and “Only you” with Alison Moyet
We can make love not war.
Introduction- The Bandwagon opinions
Why do people follow the popularity when it comes to music?
When songs are in the charts we tend to use these as a symbol of communication more than literally liking the song.
We all have our differences but some people seem to “follow the crowd”. It can be a good thing,it can be a bad thing.
The present is clearly telling us that songs are going downhill and there’s nothing else to sing about. The knew profound Dubstep is the most popular but even that has its ups and downs. *literally* You will get your odd one hit wonder, and someone that’s climbed the ladder with their unique talent, but the ability to listen to a REALLY good song is unlikely because a band will have covered it or remastered an original.
What i’m trying to say is broaden your music taste.
The stereotypical statures hold that certain groups will only listen to certain music… WHICH IS untrue but it’s become that widely known, that we have all stuck to this because we don’t like change.
I am eighteen. I am female. I have black hair. I wear Eyeliner. I wear black clothes. Would you see this as a “greb,emo,goth” yes you probably would as you only know the description of me and have already judged me, you will think I only listen to metal,rock,screamo etc..
I am eighteen. I am female. I have a brother who likes techno music. I have black hair. I have a sister who likes pop,dance and r&b. I wear Eyeliner. My dad loves reggae and I wear black clothes. My mother listens to motown and opera.
You now know my family have a mixed music taste, it doesn’t mean I will have a different taste as genres cross mix and new genres are formed everyday.
I am eighteen. I am female. I have black hair. I wear Eyeliner. I wear black clothes. I like Eminem. I like Metallica. I like Kasabian. I like Blondie. I like Kate Nash. I like chase and status. I like Linkin park. I like Newton Faulkner. I like Calvin Harris. I like Gary Numan. I like Oasis. I like Jessie J. My Best friend Loves Lil Wayne,my other best friend loves Fleetwood mac.
These are just some singers that show people don’t have to cling and smother a certain genre, your music knowledge becomes stronger the more you widen your taste. I’m not saying we all need to form together, join hands and start a love train but we just need to consider music as a whole.
If the music chart isn’t good this week why not go backwards?
Liking older music from the 60’s doesn’t mean your not up to date, it just shows what type of person you are on the inside rather than outside.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7598549.stm This BBC article shows Musical tastes and personality type are closely related.
With my upcoming blogs I’m going to review songs and show you the ways of going to past,present and what hopes for the future. I will try not to be biased (apart from this first blog)