Alexandria Quartet - Wide Range Rock

RSS
Partager

3 nov. 2007, 3h19m



The Alexandria Quartet and I had a weird, synchronous moment. I was loving Justine by The Alexandria Quartet (different band) over in October's NNME and a few hours later, Alexandria Quartet (no 'The') found my MySpace and messaged me, wondering if I'd be interested in reviewing them.

Wow!

Favourably disposed, I listened to the five tracks off their debut EP, The Daydreams of Youth, I was so generously offered.

Going on the very catchy opening tracks, Five Minute Zeitgeist and Through The Back Door, I was all set for some modern, melodious, slightly scuzzy , so how surprised was I to hear Manor House Girl? So unexpected! It's rock without rocks, heading towards , delicate in a masculine way.

It's Just A Ride is like an early 90s indie anthem, the kind that was played loud at every good party.

Finishing, we hear why they're a quartet in the traditional sense. Nostalgia looks over it's shoulder to the 60s and people like Syd Barrett and The Pentangle. Hippy, folky rock multi-layered and textured, keeping it interesting on every listen.

Alexandria Quartet are: Adam Donen (vocals, guitar), Dafna Dekel (drums, hangpan, percussion), Tom Dewey (keyboards, vocals, whisky), Simon Aulwich (bass)





There's nice scope here. A breadth of knowledge and an ability to deliver. Musically, there's much promise which, to my mind, makes them 'ones to watch'.

The Daydreams of Youth EP is out now.

MySpace


Babs My Gang
Envois approuvés
Grinderman, People who believe in magic rainbows because theyre optimists, Insomniacs Against Bedtime, Guilty Pleasures, Over 30 and Not To Be Trusted, brothers! sisters! small boats of fire are falling from the sky., Art Rock, friends with completely different taste of music, StuBru, Music Nerds, Radiohead is our top artist, Duyster, destroying bedtime one hour at a time, Downtempo, People who believe that they can beat a MILLION plays before life beats them, The Indie Group, Obscure Music Recommendations, Music Reviews and Reviewers, Moominland, Late Night Cruising Sensations, Good Listener, The Indie Bicycle, People who not only have a really eclectic taste in music, but also don't like to…, Streamable Track Wants, i'd die without music, i'm not anti-social, i just enjoy my music., radiohead, We Like Playlists With Special Meaning, the eclectic chair, Children of the 70's who still listen to lots of music., People who like a new band or a new genre every week, HUMANS ARE PEOPLE TOO!, Over 40, StumbleUpon, High Fidelity, Music for the head, Addicted to Last.fm, newBlip, Stumbleupon Users, Extensive Musical Taste, No Ordinary Music, Puddlegum, We Have Footwear in Our Avatars, My Gang, Does Music Influence Your Lifestyle?, Debonair esprit, Audioscrobbler Addicts, For those who don't sleep enough due to staying up late at night for no apparent…, Lighthearted music, For people who cant go through a day without hearing a single song., Strange sounds, Music For Pleasure, TV-free, Plotters, Art House, We depend on our aggregators, the most wanted, Tea Drinkers, those who just can't get enough of music, I love red colour, Protest against the rising tide of conformity, Music 2.0, Mind.In.A.Box, Pixies Palace Park, Law of Attraction, Signs of the Zodiac - Scorpio, completely perfect taste in music, What's the matter... too DEEP for you?, Dying to Live, ANTI Indie, When Everyones Special No One Is, last.fm Group Ring, a place to be reasonable, Music you want added to last.fm, Freedom Of Music, Group Leaders Support Group, Very Cunning Music for not so Cunning People, StumbleUpon Last.fm, Shiny Happy People Who Love Amazing Music and Love Sunshine <3, Attention, Writers of Last, Not Typical Music Recommendation, Yes Im Awesome, Advice Givers!, voices have colors, Serious Music Critics, Real Journal Entries, Good Taste Only, NO boundaries Music, People who are online a questionable amount, and may or may not be addicted to the…, Music is ART, This is not a Group, babble, Old People, New Music, Alternative Folk and Indie, I don't care what you think about my music taste., People who can't stop listening to music, One Group Fits All!, United groups network, Pixies Palace, The Writers, Genius Loci

Commentaires

  • IanAR

    Good call Babs! - Putting this on the [i]Art Rock[/i] journal. Art Rock's what came to my mind, when I sampled their MySpace, even though it says: [i][b]Rock / Indie / Alternative[/b][/i]. R/I/A is often my first turn-off, when seeing a MySpace profile - Really, what does that mean? [img]http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/160/2835124.jpg[/img] [b][i]Post-JMC Art Rock[/i][/b] would be a so much better designation for much of the music of a lot of these bands, IMO - Best, Ian[sub] My.Mashable.com/Scrawl[/sub]

    9 nov. 2007, 16h29m
  • Babs_05

    Yayy, glad I got it right. : ) I wish I'd thought of the term 'art rock' when I was writing, I settled for 'indie rock' instead, which isn't quite correct. 'Rock / indie / alternative' are pretty meaningless save to give a broad idea. They only serve to differentiate between 'pop', 'R'n'B', etc. Thanks for the comment, Ian. Bx

    9 nov. 2007, 18h56m
Voir les 2 commentaires
Ajouter un commentaire. Connectez-vous à Last.fm ou inscrivez-vous (c'est gratuit).