Loud And Quiet
First, in case you were wondering, i passed my resits (YAY!!!) so i'm starting the 3rd year of my Physics degree on Monday. I hope you all weren't too worried about me.
I was introduced to Gallows by Tom, my totally awesome mate, and was instantly caught up in their intense and technically impressive punk/hardcore. They have the fiery energy and passion that i find so compelling in punk music, but their music is also amazingly complex and innovative with sprawling guitar parts and great drumming. I've heard great things about them live and apparently their album, Orchestra Of Wolves, ain't too bad either.
Gallows - In The Belly Of A Shark
On a quieter note, i've had Fionn Regan's song Put A Penny In The Slot on repeat on my PSP for the last couple of weeks and i'm still captivated by it each time. The simple but effective backing acoustic guitar is a vehicle for some fine, fine lyrics that have a Dylan/Donavan stylee to them and make me stop whatever i'm doing to give them a proper listen. He also mentions Beckenham park, which is about fifteen minutes from my parent's place, that part also makes me smile. I've haven't heard his whole album yet but on the basis of this song i'm sure he's got the quality to stand out amongst the sea of male singer/songwriters that has flooded the musical landscape.
Fionn Regan - Put A Penny In The Slot
Oh yeh hopefully me and Neb will get round to putting together another Friday Face-Off this week, after the month off we've had, mainly due to laziness.