The Genuine Fakes – The Striped Album

March 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm

To make an even and great pop album is not easy at all, and after hearing The Genuine Fakes‘ new album it feels like they’ve succeeded in this. It also feels this album could’ve been from the 90’s, which isn’t bad at all. The melodies stick like glue and the singer has a nice tone, and gets a solid backup from a very skilled band with great backup-vocals.

The only negative thing about this record lies in a cover, Beyonce Knowles’ “Irreplaceable”, now revamped. Did the record company force the band to do a cover? The song feels kinda odd and misplaced, which is a shame as the other tracks really stand out.

The artwork for the album is just outstanding if you ask me, and I really like the pictures of the band members. The band has made 2 videos, and you should check out the video for “When Reality Hits You”, the best track on the album!

The album can be listened to here and on Spotify. Listen, enjoy and if you like it you should go and buy the album and support an awesome band and hope for more in the future. In the meantime you can check out their web site here. /Stuff

When Reality Hits You
I Don’t Want It

Stone Carpet – The Sound of a Thousand

February 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

This single caught my attention, a nice intro and the music is a bit heavy with a touch of grunge. The vocals are very nice and have a lot of melody. The A-side of this single is the better one of the 2 songs there is, which you can listen to here below.

Stone Carpet has released an EP before but with a different line-up. This time they say it’s a fresh start and there’s nothing holding them back, just full steam ahead. This single is worth a shot if you happen to like rock with melody.

Stone Carpet’s site can be found here, and their single on Spotify can be found here.

The Sound of a Thousand

Ett Rop På Hjälp

February 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Ett rop på hjälp

Here’s a band from Gothenburg that I think many people might like. Their music sounds heavy and groovy, sounds of the seventies. Until the vocals enter, in Swedish and all of a sudden it feels like Swedish progg. The songs have catchy melodies and you will happily listen more than once. A band that I would like to see at a local pub while I’m drinking a beer or two. A pretty high grade in other words.

As all of you know the climate is really harsh among bands that want to be heard, unfortunaetly Ett Rop På Hjälp just has a myspace-page, which you can find here. Myspace has totally bailed out and they don’t have as many users anymore. I really hope that this band will get a proper site plus other services where they can show their music. Ett Rop På Hjälp is an awesome band that I’m afraid will drown if they don’t promote themself in more ways soon.

Josef K

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Roshambo – Hey Humbug

January 19, 2011 at 9:38 am

Roshambo

Here we have a band that plays indierock/alternative if they were about to describe their style themselves. But I have do disagree and say that it is more like pop/punk. But that’s what’s tough about music, to categorize it.

Roshambo was founded 2009 in Karlskrona and have already released an EP and right now they are recording new material. The EP starts off with a short acapella track and the next song is a really nice punk song!, also the best track on the EP, then there follow 3 other songs, but they are more “poppy”. Nothing that get stuck in my head directly, but they grow as I listen to them.

Roshambo wanted us to push a bit for their poppier songs but my advice to you is to log on to Spotify and look up their EP and listen to PR Swine. It rocks!

Roshambo can also be found on Myspace!

Brand New Shoes
Marcus WTJ

Henke Wermelin & The Delinquencies

January 7, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Henke Wermelin & the Delinquencies
Here we have a band from Gothenburg who plan to go big when the spring arrives with releasing a new single, but wanted us here at MeadowMusic to have a look on what they had done so far. Besides having an incredibly hard-to-spell name, they sound a little bit in my ears that they originate from the 70s. At it’s best the music can be desribed as pop with an inch of rock in it. The production sounds pretty lame, with the drums sounding flat. Maybe it’s just me, who also is a musician and always tries to get bombastic sounding drums.

The material sounds happy and easy-going with nice melodies (especially thinking about “When The Weeks Start Talking”) which I think has the highest hit potential. It’s definitely worth a listen if you’re into pop and just wants to have something playing in the background when you’re doing something else at home.

My wishes for their new release is that they will polish their sound a bit.

You’ll find the band on Myspace and on Soundcloud.

When The Weeks Start Talking
I Wanted Everything

/Stuff

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