Use Your Ears Music Portal Forum Index Portal
 FAQ  •  Search  •  Preferences  •  Usergroups  •  Register  •  Profile  •  Log in to check your private messages  •  Log in
Calendar 
Calendar eventCalendar
Fri 17 Nov 2017
simoncob
Sat 18 Nov 2017
okland
Sun 19 Nov 2017
Carolina M
Fenando Homes
malsar ...
Mon 20 Nov 2017
durbanite
View next topic
View previous topic

Post new topicReply to topic View previous topicEmail to a Friend.List users that have viewed this topicSave this Topic as filePrintable versionLog in to check your private messagesView next topic
Author Message
HelenGroom




Joined: 19 Jul 2007
Posts: 12
Location: London
uk.gif
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:14 pm  Post subject:  Make It Better Later Reply with quoteBottom of PageBack to top

Make It Better Later Ė Music By Numbers

How do you describe a band which manages to combine ska, reggae influences, blisteringly fast lyrics, a smattering of punk sounds, and a violin?

As if their smorgasbord of influences of sounds is not enough, the music also ranges from gritty political issues to songs about Ninjas, starting off their debut, self-produced album Music By Numbers with Headlines and Lies, of which you can guess the subject matter.

For most of the way through it is not the most lyrically sophisticated or polished of albums, but then along comes Pirate Song, which depending on your leaning in political spheres, is either genius wrapped up in a sea shanty, or a deeply offensive music analogy.

One of the more charming tracks here is Guys Canít Dance, which sounds quite poppy really. Just watch out for the falsetto at the end, which is swiftly followed by an audio gem in the form of South Parkís Cartman introducing Eric, a song rather forgettable apart from the guest appearance.

No Credit sounds like a more frenetic version of something Sugar Ray or Fountains of Wayne might have produced, mixing a delight in the minutiae of life with a poppy sound. The changes in tempo throughout do keep catching the listener off guard though.

Clive, with its electro distort on the chorus also provides a welcome change in pace, and with lyrics including Scallies, pink drinks and alien fur, is well worth a listen.

Ones to skip over are One Too Many and So Indifferent, which really does speak for itself. Soul Train, far from recapturing the brilliance of the US TV show, is dreary, tiresome, and makes you not want to listen to the rest of the album.

Music By Numbers certainly has charm, but the album has a distracting rough-at-the edges feel to it. The band makes a point of emphasising their rapid journey from formation, to EP, to touring to an album. Unfortunately, they could perhaps have benefited from taking a bit more time over the whole thing.

Released in July, the album is available on Periphony Records/Party House through www.myspace.com/makeitbetterlater and www.makeitbetterlater.com.


 Gender:Female  OfflinePersonal Gallery of HelenGroomView user's profileSend private message
cupidsrose




Joined: 22 Sep 2013
Posts: 1

blank.gif
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:45 am  Post subject:  Hi, everybody, I am a new friend. Reply with quoteBottom of PageBack to top

Hi, everybody, I am a new friend.


   OfflinePersonal Gallery of cupidsroseView user's profileSend private message
Display posts from previous:      
Post new topicReply to topic View previous topicEmail to a Friend.List users that have viewed this topicSave this Topic as filePrintable versionLog in to check your private messagesView next topic

View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum


Board Security

25885 Attacks blocked

All times are GMT
Powered by phpBB2 Plus, Artikelverzeichnis and Webkatalog based on phpBB © 2001/6 phpBB Group :: FI Theme :: Mods and Credits

[ Time: 0.3490s ][ Queries: 33 (0.0272s) ][ GZIP on - Debug on ]