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Art-rock Brilliance from WHITE’s EP Cuts That Don’t Bleed.

                                 WHITE’s SoundCloud Cut’s That Don’t Bleed available there.

 

IT IS HERE!!! WHITE have finally put out the EP that I have been wanting ever since I first heard them and then add that already large need for something new from them after I saw them live.

It  has four tracks on it including three that where put out  as singles leading up to the November 4th release date. So there was a good chunk of it out there for people to go and listen to. Due to this the excitement could be heightened or lowered depending on how these tracks stood with you.

For me they heightened it from the odder sounding Recreational Television which would be my pick of the bunch to show you what these Glaswegians are all about, they are a bit weird and an experimental side to the sound they have carved out for themselves.With Leo’s unmistakable vocals backed by Hamish, Lewis and Chris’ singing in a manner that is sort of chant like for the choruses. Whilst the verses boom with power creating a aura when listened to that takes you over. Melody still spews from the track though with the 1980’s keys and lead guitar that comes in towards the end.

My personal favourite though is the next song up I Liked You Better When You Needed Me it is a more traditional rockier sound but has the psychy synths in there to. There is more of a pop hook in there chorus that again has a somewhat invasive force to it. I catch myself randomly singing it to myself when I am out and about, that is a good thing and proves that the material sticks with you.

That new song on the EP is Private Lives is again another example of the class of WHITE. One of their better known songs from the live sets it wasn’t a surprise that it made it onto the recording. The drumming from Kirstin gives you the ability to move and when combined with the funky guitars, bopping bass and wavy lead towards the back end highlights how they can still do what they want but still be accessible.

So as WHITE say on their about section on Facebook go stream their sounds and buy this EP it is tremendous. Go give these Glaswegian goodies the listens they deserve.      

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Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Maroon 5- Harder to Breathe

                                              Maroon 5- Harder to Breathe (Official Video)

So this is a song that reminded me to never ever assume that you may not like any of a band’s discography because you are not into their latest stuff.

It is a song which shows that they are talented and didn’t just create pop for the masses to consume. Harder to Breathe is has a rocking guitar, a catchy chorus and solid rhythm parts backing up the tune. But I love the breathing of used to add something else to the track. All coming together to make a bloody great track that I have had on loop well into the twenties.

Often thought to follow the theme of the album about a tough break up but it is actually about the pressure the band felt from the label to create music when finishing the record.

The bands debut, Songs About Jane, had great critical reception and still holds up to this day apparently. Songs like this make it easy to see why. And yes I am now going to go listen to it. 

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