On Wednesday evening we headed to Fresh Air towers to record a session with French Wives as they prepare to release their new EP Feel Safe Small. They kindly played us an acoustic set including tracks from their previous Me Vs Me single release, the weekly free download opus Homefires and their forthcoming EP. The band are having launch nights at Nice n Sleazy's in Glasgow on Thursday the 17th and Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh on Friday the 18th where I gather you will be able to pick up the CD before it goes on general release on Monday the 21st. If you tuned in to our show yesterday from 6 til 7 you would have heard a few of the songs and an awesome jingle Chris from the band made for us but their full set list was:
Your Friends and Mine
Big Brave Boy
Covered in Grace
Hyndland Weather Bear
You can download the full session here. We also took some videos which I'll post here as soon as Charlotte gets them off her phone.
Since it's Saturday and I'm planning on making this a regular blog post I had better tell you what I've randomly found this week. Again it's completely by chance that I found this album, I was trying out that 'Tune-in Radio' app and put Radio 1 on, cos it was 7 o'clock on a Wednesday and Zane Lowe is awesome... When he opened the show with a band called Sleigh Bells I internally sighed and though "meh, not one of those bands with a cool name" but the opening beats and guitars made me think of Death From Above 1979 so gave it a go.
I'm not going to pretend that this is an album with which I share the same infatuation with as last week's Hometowns. I'm still not sure about the constantly distorted vocals and the lack of variation between tracks is slightly disappointing. Don't expect any lyrical genius or layered soundscapes but if you need something to rock out to tide you over until Death From Above (hopefully) release any new material or to mourn the loss of The White Stripes then have a listen to this band! Also, if you like my list of loud bands with two members then consider Lightning Bolt and Japandroids further listening recommendations. So until next week when I probably tell you about a band with a song from a Superbowl advert, here is the video for Sleigh Bells' Infinity Guitars which is officially their best song (if you believe Spotify). Oh, and listen in to FreshAir.org.uk between 6 and 7 today for our first show of 2011!
From this weekend Found In Sound will be back on Fresh Air every Saturday from 6 til 7. We'll have some great bands live in session this semester but I'm not going to name any names as of yet, you'll just have to trust us!
Once again the show will centre around gigs and other goings on around Scotland and we'll be airing live tracks from Yahweh and I Build Collapsible Mountains. We'll also playing a track from Conquering Animal Sound's excellent new album Kammerspiel ahead of their album launch on 12th February at Sneaky Pete's.
I'll leave you with this freebie from Japandroids which I found on Peenko and thought was pretty awesome!