06 August 2008


Thanks to Bridging the Atlantic I've come into contact with The White Eyes, a rock band from Taipei, Taiwan. Imagine a box where you throw in Asobi Seksu, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Metric. Fuse it together with some radioactivity and you'll get this - fun, no-nonsense rock that can be understood by everyone, even if the lyrics can't!

Yep, this is both danceable (mainly, with the exception of "All the Things" which is more like Asobi's "Exotic Animal Paradise" i.e. slow-burning, fuzzy but brilliant) but at the same time you can rock to it which is a nice bonus. It's odd how rock music usually makes you want to pogo and head-bang but this does what Hot Chip makes you want to do - swing your hips around. I think that's why I like them. They're not just like any old rock band.

Unfortunately all I have to offer is some tracks on their MySpace site (where you'll see that they have a large array of famous friends including Ladytron, Peaches, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Gossip) - luckily if you really want to you can download some of the tracks. Unfortunately for me this doesn't include "All the Things". Super-unfortunately is the fact that they'll probably never get any of their stuff released here. Super-bad but hopefully we'll all cope...

What I'm Listening to Right Now - "Rookie Agogo" by The White Eyes

Whee! This was my 100th post so special thanks to everyone who has supported me on Jamjarsuperstar and will hopefully give their massive support in the future!

1 comment:

  1. Never heard of them, but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are cool!


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