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IRISH NOISE! My Evil Ex (MySpace Review)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2010 by Tickets There

Breaking the current hair metal obsessions for a few minutes, Tickets There decided it was time to review the band that’s been keeping our Irish feet firmly rooted all week. Hailing from the rebel county, My Evil Ex are easily one of the best new bands we’ve found this year. We saw them at Temple House Music Festival in Sligo and now it’s time for our reader (readers on Tuesdays) to hear exactly how good they are…without actually hearing the music, you need to visit their MySpace for that…but read the review first, we need to raise €80,000 or the mob are taking our thumbs.

Only three songs! always disappointing when a great band only has a small handful of tracks to choose from. Guess it means we’ll actually have to get of our arses and pick up their album later on. For now, (Just A Little) Drop of Poison will make do. A lovely mix of bluegrass blues, stompy drums and catchy as hell vocals. Love it! These guys have been on our rotation all week and every listen just brings them closer and closer to our hearts.

Drunk on the Thought of You is similar in ways to Drop of Poison, but the guitar comes to the surface a lot more and the heavy bass is very welcome. Again it’s a sing along number with lots of quirky little moments and a nice soulful flow to the whole track. Short, sweet and the perfect middle ground before the next song turns their entire sound upside down.

Flavuor (title could easily be confused with ‘I’m Not Your Fucking Friend) is a blistering, heavy thumper. Forget the bluegrass, the blues and the soul. This is angry hardcore punk rock. Is it even the same singer? We’re not sure but we’re excited. Ironically, because of this song alone Tickets There wants to be friends with My Evil Ex, but they’re having none of it according to this tune. Brilliant!

Love them, buying the album and checking them out live as soon as we can. My Evil Ex are definitely a name to remember and a band to love! Check out their MySpace by Clicking Here.

MySpace Review – Ladydoll

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , on October 20, 2009 by Tickets There

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The first ever Irish Music Television Awards have been announced and Tickets There…isn’t that interested. No mention of Humanzi’s Bass Balls video so could care less. Also, Jape is in there for some reason with Floating…despite the fact that video’s years old. Guess there just isn’t that many great Irish music videos out this year. If they are including old video’s, Directors’ Come With A Friend, Future Kings of Spain, Syndicate and …maybe Revelate should have been in there. Anyways, won’t get bogged down in that yet, I’ll do another blog later with all the details. Back to the Review. One of this year’s candidates for Best Live Video caught my eye. Ladydoll hail from Cork and I don’t know a damn thing about them…but they sound ok, so let’s give them a go.

As usual, I’ve never seen the band…you get the gist.

So, first up is Hunnybunny. Pretty Heavy intro. I always like loud guitars to kick things off, gets the blood going. Sounds like something very familiar. I’m not a big fan of this whiney kind of Emo voice but the music is pretty sweet. Really good production on the bass and guitars giving the song a real tight feeling. I see other writers have compared them to the Smashing Pumpkins but I wouldn’t get that from this track, it’s more upbeat than the Pumpkins. Not a bad number. I’d happily listen to it again.

Second track’s called Genetics and it’s got a totally different vide. Guitars, vocals and style completely change. There a nice piano melody over some pretty sweet start / stop indie. Singers voice is also alot strong when he’s not trying to whinge into the mike. Just slightly all over the place but interesting and hooky. Call me kooky, call me whacky but I like it. There’s an enormous feel to their sound and Tickets There likes grandeur. I think this would work well as a geek anthem. With a chorus comprised of the following line “It’s all about Genetics“, what else could it be?

Ah, final song’s called Charm Alarm and its style is similar to Genetics. The singer’s voice reverts to the style of Honeybunny which is unfortunate. Ireland has enough emo / American wannabe’s, but this lot aren’t the worst of them. Still a catchy song but not one TT would be rushing back to hear.

Well, not the worst. Not the best. You can do better, that’s all I’ll say.

Check out Ladydolls MySpace and see for yourself

MYSPACE REVIEW – CLASS OF 1984

Posted in Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , , on August 15, 2009 by Tickets There

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Finally, the moment I’ve been waiting for, Class of 1984 have added some tracks to their MySpace. I remember hearing a few before and they weren’t bad, weren’t bad at all so without the usual never ending string of bullshit, you know the ‘oh god it’s so late’ or ‘Tickets There is happy today’. Who cares if Tickets There is happy, who cares if he’s jacking off, just shut the fuck up about the grammar and spelling mistakes, the tired old style of writing and your loathing for all things Fight Like Apes and get the fuck on with it. Ehm…well excuse me, but my die-hard fans (mum) happen to like all that so back off!!

Haven’t heard EP or seen. You know the drill.

Yes! Lights Out is first and a nice heavy guitar riff gets things going. Vocals are fairly high pitched (not Muse or Cheech and Chong high, but good). Things are a little slow when nothing really changes after a minute and 30 seconds but then the drums kick in a little more to liven things up. This sounds like a nice album opener but wont look as promising unless (oh, badly out of tune sounding solo burst, yikes) if they cant follow with something alot better. All eyes fall on second track Honey to pick the initial enthusiasm back up. Well it’s better, not too fast but the mildish heavy. Think of the Strokes meets the Stooges and it’s nothing like that. Ah honestly it’s not that exciting but I know they have better in tem. The chorus is fairly catchy and the riff is a good beating type of one. Still though, interest isn’t being held.

Now, third track X It Out sounds like a piece of music on a mission of Leon proportions. A good riff with alot more character than any of the others out together. Good catchy chorus that sounds like an eighties classic covered by a punk band. Nit bad, certainly top of the list so far. Forth and final track Big Time is alot more composed. There’s more melody and the singer vocals stand out much better here tan any where else. Good stompy kind of beat to it, nice. This is one of those tracks I actually sat back and listened to and it’s damn fine, very very good. Long but holds it’s strength all the way through which is more than you can say for most of the acts out there.

Overall not bad. The last two songs are te strongest te band have posted but I remember hearing much better ones before. Ah well, just means I may have to go out and buy an album. That’ll make a nice change.

Check Out their MySpace HERE