Saturday 13 April 2019

Indoor Pets, Animal House & Ormstons - Deaf Institute Manchester

This was a whim, well, it wasn't, as a friend has been telling me to get to Indoor Pets for a while now, but last week I got a ticket (thankfully) just before they sold out. I had no time to check out the Supports, as I had to catch up on Indoor Pets given I only knew a few tracks.
Honestly if you like Weezer (and I'm calling Temper Trap fans too) you will love Indoor Pets, I cannot tell you this without any more sincerity: Get. On. Them.

Ormstons (@ormstonsuk)

Pretty cool band, 4 Piece from Leeds, they were rocking an Abba cover as we got to the venue. If you're into the likes to Anteros you'll like this group. Was also pretty cool to see Will from Critical Reaction has joined as their drummer, there's another band you should be following, bunch of northern lads with some decent listening! Check out some of my older playlist they feature on a few :)

Animal House (@AnimalHousing)

Ahh now I don't even know how to begin, Aussie / British band based down in Brighton. This 5 piece sound was something unexpected, I think at times It was a go between of The Strokes, Kings of Leon with some Blues and Country (almost Yodelling)! The lead singer certainly hits some high notes! 

Managed to have a chat with the lads after they are a cool bunch. They're playing Jimmy's Manchester in September so get to see them. They are fun! Their take on Tequila is something else, and their harmonies from the 3 backing vocals is pretty unique. They had an energy about them and seemed to enjoy every minute.

Indoor Pets (@indoorpets)

I really didn't think it was gonna bounce so much! From the offset it just went crazy, the floor at Deaf is far bouncier than the Ritz which made for great moshing. The Bouncer was too impressed about this and at one point stood in the centre of the circle with the intent to stop the circle... Fair to say he didn't know the rules of a circle and he swiftly made an exit! Indoor pets got sweat, steamy and damn right awesome. 

Like I said before you need to get on these! 
Here is some of what went down

That's you're lot for now

Links to bands
Indoor Pets Spotify
Ormstons Spotify
Animal House Spotify

Thursday 4 April 2019

Weekend Debt - Tour De France

Half the time I think I should rename this blog the Weekend Debt Fanpage, the other half it may as well be FalseHeads! In all serious though, it has been a while since I specifically wrote about Weekend Debt, but its 20:19 on 4th April 2019... 3 hours or so until the lads release Tour De France, their first actual release in over a year! I've tried to find out more but they're being secretive and to be honest the fun is in the wait.

I'll be glad to be able to listen to new track(s) on a decent form of media, rather than Soundcloud or some recording at the back of a gig on YoutubeMusic.

If you haven't heard of WeekendDebt they are a Scottish Indie Band (check the tags, I've posted a fair bit on them) and they definitely far too underrated. I came across them a few years back and they have been in my Top 3 New bands since! Ask anyone I work with, I've pushed WD on them and worn my band T's far too much! Check their website and socials to listen to some tracks (links below). Me and the team here at ALOMR love their raw talent and catchy tunes.

Anyway, Tour De France, its out in a few hours so i'm going to listen and give you the low down (either at midnight, or 7am, depending if i'm awake enough to post something meaningful)....

Links here to Tour De France

YT Music


Ok it's 12:20am had a good few listens, first things it's got a lot more production in it, sounds a lot cleaner, higher tones and more colourful (tho that may be my earphones stripping some of the bass out). 

There's something about the lads and creating Intros that just pull you in! It just gets you going, hands tapping and ready to go. There's a few voice cracks from Grant at the start of the verses and actually adds a depth of emotion and keeps that rawness to the band too (the bridge 2:50 is testament to this!)

I'm noticing some nice harmonies too! Gotta be honest I'm still only about 60% on the lyrics 😁 #MansNotScottish - but that's what I love, the accents aren't lost, like many bands can often do.  

It'll take a few more listens but "I don't wanna, I Don't wanna knoooww" is already stuck in my head. 

It's everything I expected and more! Well worth the wait. 

This guy is waiting for more details now tho :P EPs, Tour Dates, whatever it is, you can guarantee we will be on it!

Anyway I'm up in a few hours and long day, long night and considering a Chili Hot Wings eating challenge Tomorrow so I need some serious sleep and level headedness.



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