Thursday, 17 May 2007

free as a bird.

hitting up the blogosphere has brought me bands from across the globe that i'd never have bothered to listen to if it hadn't been for the ferverent recommendations of other music bloggers. you can discover a new band every single day without having even bothered to get dressed or eat breakfast. it's as easy as one two three. i discovered Land Of Talk through Off The Record who said: "Land Of Talk will explode into something so huge it will knock everyone over. Bringing back the old grunge sound of the late 80's and early 90's and mixing with the influential indie sounds of the 00's, this band is a force to be reckoned with."

I have since then downloaded several tracks and found myself falling very quickly in love with the band's music. they remind me of Giant Drag, The Duke Spirit and Metric all at the same and all for very different reasons. their crashing cymbals go brilliantly with the slightly Interpol-esque guitar and Elizabeth Powell's (singer/guitarist) vocals are like raspberry ripple sauce drizzled onto a vanilla ice cream in the baking heat of the summer. Land Of Talk create an amazing mash of sounds that make me think of lazy holidays.

Land Of Talk - Speak To Me Bones
Land Of Talk - Sea Foam

apparently one of their mothers was the first ever female croccodile wrestler, and they hail from Montreal, Canada.