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MySpace Review – 21 Outs

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by Tickets There

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Friday baby, Tickets There’s favorite day of the week and more than enough reason to look for some kick F**king ass tunes to make the evening a little nicer. After causing a little ruckus in the Galway Hardcore scene with our Only Fumes and Corpses review, we decided it was time to revisit some of the music coming from Ireland’s fastest growing city and make it up to them. After a surprisingly short amount of time, I came across the 21 Outs and they blew me away. They’re still young and the recordings on their MySpace are rough but the songs are too good to pass up. So without further ado, hey ho!

As usual, I’ve never seen the band live or heard their record/EP.

First song One of Those is very close to a Future Kings of Spain kind of number. Very heavy indie style but louder. The recording of the demo doesn’t allow the song to really burst into life which is unfortunate but listening to the live recording gives you a much better idea of what this song will be like once it gets the proper attention. Lead singer Philip Cassidy has some powerful voice on him which is great to hear. A lot of bands playing music like this in Ireland today just lack those definitive vocals to really push the song through. Long Day Blues is a completely different vide. Great guitars, nice funky bass riffs and another side of Philips vocals. TT isn’t a massive Blues fan so we won’t start going into specifics but it’s a pretty sweet number and would be a good live number..

Now we get to the track that got me hooked. Wait For Nothing (Live) is a monster of a song. Full on guitars, full on drums (cowbell and all), full on rifffffage up the arse. But, the vocals are the true highlight here. There’s a lot of power in that voice and if it’s harnessed and trained properly you’ll hear some belters coming from this band before long. Get Rick Rubin (or an alternative, cheaper version), get into a studio and get this song down!

Difficult You is another live recording (demo is there too but let’s try this version). Verse is much laid back, slow paced with chilled out drums, odd leads here before they start belting away into full attack mode. The harmonies during the chorus let the side down a little but you get the idea of where they’re going with it and again, once it’s done in the studio it’ll be a savage track. Anonymous Slander changes the bands style once again. It’s another demo so the quality isn’t the best , especially since the tone of the song has a lot more grandeur than a lot of the bands material. The verse is a mix of back n forth pop with Kurt Cobain styled vocals passing the time before the guitars and drums come roaring back to show their stuff. Another one for the recommendation list.

Must We is one of the oldest songs on the site. The style again is totally different as the bad fuse the blues style from Long Day Blues with a sort of fifties kind of pop. One and a half minutes in, the guitars lose control and go another direction. “I have an opinion, that means I’m cool” – “I have an opinion how would you like to bend over and I’ll force it into you”….fitting. The Rant brings the bands heavier demons screaming back with a vengeance. Toned down guitars set top Heavy, piercing vocals, few slow moments, and a final solo that would melt the face of ya. Some seriously savage stuff there. Once again, TT is rushing to finish the words and get to the listening.

Highly, Highly, Highly recommended. Definitely one you’ll be hearing more about on Tickets There and one to watch for the future. Check out their MySpace (by Clicking Here) to hear more demo’s and other recordings. Also, you’ll enjoy the chat’s inbetween the live recordings 🙂

Future Kings of Spain – 2000 – 2009

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , on September 24, 2009 by Tickets There

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Hi all,

This is a pretty sad day. It seems Tickets There’s personal choice for this countries leading band have decided to call it a day (either that or they’re taking a dig at my History post).

This follows weeks of rumours that the band had called it quits (I see your Google searches ;)) and unfortunately it really seems to be true. I’m pretty sure this is the saddest news I’ve had to write about yet.

Go to their MySpace Now to Read the bands blog.CLICK HERE

The reasons for the spilt might be pretty clear but that’s all for another time, have a look at the bands excellent video for Syndicate from their second album, Nervousystem.

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The Future Kings of Spain – A History: 2000 – 2009

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , , on September 22, 2009 by Tickets There

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The Future Kings of Spain Split?

Posted in Music, News with tags , , on September 3, 2009 by Tickets There

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Hi all,

I’ve seen a few comments and searched popping up on websites and my Blog stats of people trying to find out info about a rumor the Future Kings of Spain have split. I’ve checked everywhere I can and can’t see anything official or unofficial to that effect.   The latest word from them is they’re working on a new album and should reappear around the end of 2009.

If I hear anything else I’ll post an update.

Regards,
Tickets There

Tickets There: HY-GIY (Have You Got It Yet) Future Kings of Spain – Nervousystem

Posted in Album Review, Hy-Giy, Music with tags , , , on August 17, 2009 by Tickets There

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Hmmm, not sure about the title for this series. I like the fact the initials spell Hy Giy (Hi Guy for all you slow folk) but I just don’t know. Wouldn’t mind if someone came on and said it sucks, then I could go back to the drawing board and dream it all up again.

Anyways, this series is similar to the Tickets There Likes one except it will focus solely on a handful of Irish albums we consider to be the best in the new millennium. First up is The Future Kings of Spain’s second output, Nervousystem. Now, personally I consider the Future Kings of Spain Irelands best act on the go at the moment. Closely followed by Jape, Humanzi, The Aftermath and Concerto for Constantine. I know I’ve made no secret of this but hey, if you want diversity and underground bla, bla, ego, go check out Una Rocks or Niallier9, plenty of pretention and nonsense over there to keep you occupied for the rest of your life. Anyways, enough bitching about other music blogs. They get a lot more hits and mentions than Tickets There so they must be doing something right.

So back to the Kings. Well, their debut came out in 2003 and it was great. Then they had record label issues which was shit. Then they nearly broke up which was even more shit. Finally they managed to pull things together, work out their issues and release their second album in 2007. Was it worth the four year wait? You’re damn right it was and I encourage any of you who bought album two years ago to take it of your shelf and give it another listen because it’s not a record that should be forgotten.

Kicking things of is Guess Again. Not a bad song, good riff but Tickets There got a little sick of this track a long time ago.  One More Mistake is next and it’s easily the closest thing to a grunge classic any Irish band I’ve heard has ever managed (except Ash’s A Life Less Ordinary which is, I’ll happily admit, a better tune). Vocals and guitars are nice and dirty during the verse and the constant bridges, breaks and extras all combine nicely in the ear drum shattering chorus. Joey Wilson has a savage voice that’s both believable and reckless.  I don’t like the very start of This Is the End but the song has a great overall feeling, nice anthem kind of tune. Lost and Found is a real smooth, atmospheric number with some lovely melodies, harmonies and changes. There’s a real air of restraint during the first part and you’re just waiting for the song to explode into its full form. Syndicate is has much the same feeling as Lost and Found except it’s on a much grander scale. Without a doubt the Kings flagship masterpiece. Simple, complex, light, heavy…everything really and a great video to accompany it. At nearly eight minutes in length, it’s astonishing the band manage to keep the song as interesting and evolving as it is.  Each verse and bridge brings something new into the fold and every chorus whips them all together to deliver the classic FKOS hard hitting style in as much force and energy as anything else out there.

Kick in the Teeth is another good, simple track. Slow, heavy and beating is the best thing I can say about it…in a good way. Another classic pops up next in the form of You Dream in Solid Gold. The Kings talent for writing this kind of track is unparalleled in this country and it’s a style that really can be attributed to them. Nineteen Eighty One brings more guitars and pounding drums back into the fold as melodic lead’s hover in the background behind one of the albums best chorus lines and a good heavy riff. Chemical Burn is one of the actual ‘album tracks’ on Nervousystem. Very simple and catchy but nothing too classic here except a great chorus. This Song is one of the slowest the band have ever done and sounds a little like something the Foo Fighters could come up with. In saying that, The Foo Fighters didn’t and the FKOS did so it’s there’s. Very moody and grungy and a nice penultimate number before I Disappear comes raging in to show Nervousystem isn’t one bit short of great tracks.

Overall a great album (that’s why I’m writing about it). If you want to hear a great Irish band playing great music, you could do a hell of a lot worse than the FKOS. Readi ng over this piece, I’m not entirely happy with it so I’m not sure how many more I’ll do. Thankfully, Tickets There isn’t one to waste over 800 words so this one’s going up anyways.

All the best, Tickets There

Future Kings of Spain – One More Mistake

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

Well Dublin’s finest have another video out. The Future Kings of Spain have released a great ‘live’ styled video for the grunge fuelled One More Mistake, that brings the band back to basics after their foray into the film world with Syndicate. Great track and nice video, check it out.

and while you;re at it, check out Syndicate. It;s a savage track and a fucking brilliant video,

Both songs come from 2007’s Nervousystem