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Displacements is the name of our lovely band. We chose this name as we wanted something a bit different I suppose. We got it from a chapter in a book I was reading and we all agreed it was cool! (first and last book) I think it means out of place, not meant to be there sort of thing!

We are a band from Hull or Ull as the locals call it (its in england by the way). There are 3 memebers of my crazy band: - Kris Gowland the drummer, - Simon Herring the bassist/vocals, - Nick Cobley lead guitar/vocals. we are all 17.

We all really like the same type of music, this is mainly pop unk/punk/rock apart from Kris who also enjoys rap! Our main influence is Blink 182, but Nirvana, Finch, New Found Glory etc influence our music!

Our first gigg was over a year ago. There were alot of kids our age their. They liked our music (back then we did covers as well as our own). We played a 1 hour set which was great as the kids were still dancing and stuff all the way through! We have improved so much since then. We decided to start up as a band because we were all sick of just playing for our own benefit, we wanted to entertain people and stay out of trouble haha!

I would just like to say I think our band is great, we really appeal to all genres of music, we write so well together and get on great (which I think is very rare these days!) We love people listening to us and giving us feedback on our songs even if it isn't realy great feedback for us. We are entertainers and are very serious about our music, but love to have fun! If you like catchy rocky punk songs give us a listen!

  • Songs:

    - Locker Room, - Better Off Before, - Keep This To Myself, - Voiceless.

    The rest of the songs located on their official website. All songs are made smaller and are not great quality (want the real ones? contact one of us!)

  • Pics:

    - Nick, - Gowi, - Burner, - Band.

    Official website: DisplacementBand.Tk.

  • 115 comments sorted by best / new / date

      si_wilburn
      nick from displacements here- OUR WEBSITE IS WWW.DISPLACEMENTSBAND.TKN OT THE ONE THESE GUYS HAVE POSTED!!!!YEYNICK
      si_wilburn
      YERRRRR abuse makes us wanna prove u all wrong, and things cudnt be goin better for us at the moment anyway.
      si_wilburn
      we know about the vocals - thanks for not putting it bluntly tho. Yer maybe we will get singing lessons....Maybe we will wait for a bit and see how we do...I spose blink only started lessons wen they got famous but lessons will always help i guess. Cheers Nick
      skater9517
      Well Nick, everything sounds decent exept for the vocals. I'm not trying to crack on you guys but you seriously need a new singer or to get vocal lessions. Your off tune like 3/4 of the song. You can fix these problems though. Though you have alot of room for improvement, you guys have petential.
      si_wilburn
      Yer we understand what your saying to us..... But do me a favour - go on the site and listen to the other songs...We dropped that song a while back and it shouldnt even be on the site anymore - but somehow the link is stil active through here? Our other songs are much different..... We have been given a recording contract/opportunity with a new firm in hull because they listened to our other songs not that 1. Cheers for the comments Nick
      foolSTAR
      Carousel is a perfect example of what iw as talking about. Starts out with a scale and ends up into power chords, something like that. Carousel by Blink i mean
      foolSTAR
      Hey man, here's all i can offer to you. Your music seems to be very ..hmm. Puls-ish? like it isnt ambient at all, it has no flow to it, it just pulses. I'd also maybe work on a few songs where your verse and chrous arent power chords, a small lead. Its not hard to memorize a scale and create a lead riff out of it. All i can help ya with, the potential is there.
      si_wilburn
      thanks dude above this msg. we like constructive critisiscm not just some lame 13 year olds who think its cool to swear and rag every body else wen theve obviously not achieved n e thing themselves... the thing bout the drums is that were using standard cardoid mics not condensors were gettin some soon dude cheers SI
      garagerocker69
      ignore them there just ***en with u. get in a little more pratice to get ur songs tighter, get a little vocal work, plz plz plz mic up the drums properly cuz on some songs all u can hear is a crap sounding snare and a couple of crash rolls, bring out the bass line a bit more, and turn up the bass on the guitar EQ
      si_wilburn
      LOL BITTERNESS UWWWWW I LOVE IT!!!! OH AND YES WE SO OBVIOUSLY STOLE OUR OWN SONGS OK. WE LIKE FINCH DOESNT MEAN WE TRY TO WRITE SONGS LIKE THEM. I FUKIN LOVE FINCH MANNN (DOES THAT UPSET U) SORRY LIGHTEN UP
      ratiug576
      no, thats someone elses sound. face it. dont try to call it your own its just a stolen song that was modified to suck. well, good luck entertaining your parents! p.s. FINCH IS NO INFLUENCE OF YOURS
      si_wilburn
      we are staying true to what we play, we may suck at this accordin to you, but when we write a song we dont sit down and think hmmm lets write a indy song or lets write a hardcore punk song. We write what we feel at that time. This is our sound. DONT LIKE IT? we didnt force you to listen to it and keep coming back to complain all the time.
      sjones
      Wellm thatrat is just so ***ing cliche now isnt it, but deep down inside you know you should have took some lessons, learned theory, and put something useful out in the music world. But for now you will just stay pop-punk, try to become popular, and be forgotten sometime in the next 15 minutes. I am telling you, give up pop punk.
      si_wilburn
      Cheers for the comments The good ones are nice thanks. The bad ones are good too, When people dont like us it makes us wanna do it more. Thanks
      si_wilburn
      yer cheers dude, our fostex 32track can add extra reverb go on our site www.displacementsband.tk to listen to our songs n give us som advice on them. ps weve got a gig with the LURKERS !!! yer beat that u mufa fukas!!!! ps love u all especially metal fans!!!! ARGGGGG SLIPKNOT YERRRRR BOOOYAAA I CAN DROP D TUNE IM CLEVER LISTEN TO THE RIFFAGE MAN YER IM HARD N CAN DO STUPID ASS SOLOS THAT DONT FIT THE SONG
      stone-deaf-bass
      drums were good, bass could have been better and guitar and vocals sucked but hey u don't really need talent to play punk so rock on
      ratiug576
      dude theres a billion different ways to improve your songs- especially your chord progressions. then for "locker room" thats dumb and onoxious how the vocals are only on every snare hit; it sounds so bad. it really unoriginal and not catchy in the least
      ratiug576
      yes, actually i did, and it would seem to me that a seventeen year old musician would be a LITTLE more creative than that
      sjones
      Seriously, the world doesnt need another pop ponk band, try something different. I mean, youre British right, make good music, like the Brits did back in the 60s and 70s.
      si_wilburn
      we neva claimed to be punk or harcore punk or anything like that. we said pop-punk dont like what u see.....dont listen to us but we aint changing for no1. have u actually bothered to listen to more than 1 song b4 slaying us?
      aerosmith2432
      wow whoevers singing sucks its the worst i ever heard im in a band we have 2 songs im the vocals we are 13-14 and 10 times better than yall
      ratiug576
      but seriously, pop punk is just a coed version of boy bands that are trying to mix boy band-like lyrics with some horrible punk band's (i actually like punk) crappy progression except its been sprinkled with boy band essences...
      RiffHero
      Here's my suggestions. ANYONE will sound bad vocally without any reverb added. Its analagous to singing into a steel wall. Do you have the equipment to add the reverb? I agree with the pulse-y nature. The drums seem to be playing the guitar part exactly, note for hit. Try varying their rythyms. Also, the bass guitar mirrors the guitar note for note. An example: Better off before. Get a little variation with the bass lines, and the sound will be less mass produced and more full. In BOB, I suggest adding a riff over the intro power chords. Again, less mass produced, more unique (anyone can play powerchords.) Well, anyway, good luck guys, and email me (geon5600@yahoo.com) if I can help any more. -RiffHero
      ratiug576
      si wilburn, youre not punk at all... your songs make ten year olds get to thinking that maybe pop punk is a little to immature for them
      si_wilburn
      Thanks for the comments That song has already died a horrible death I CANT UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE ARE STILL MANAGING TO D/L IT! LOL its sorted out now you woudnt even recognise the song its ace now its so mellow and cool. Lets hope we can get it on the site. Thanks again Nick
      si_wilburn
      GOODBYE AND GOODLUCK TOO ANYONE WHOS LEFT US A MESSAGE! GOOD OR BAD THEY ALL HELP WITH BAND STUFF THANKS A LOT LOVE bUrNeR THE DISPLACEMENTS
      si_wilburn
      well thanks for that comment after all the slagging off you've done on us on this forum - fair play on the taste thing if you dont like punk - u dont like it simple as- weve got new material and all the motherfukers who have dissed us on here have helped us write better songs and now we are playing with touring bands regularly so thats aceeeee!!!! see y'all later nick
      sjones
      well, after all this time I can't say I like most of your music, (mainly cause I am not much of a punk fan) but good luck with the whole band thing. At least you have a band, unlike me who is stuck in the middle of nowhere, without any drummers.
      si_wilburn
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA YESSSSS SIMON IS RIGHT! thanks for the comments - and if u had taken a few seconds to read what we actually wrote u wud see the song was dropped, U MUST HAVE A REALLY ASS OF A LIFE TO KEEP WRITIN THIS SHIT LIKE IT BOTHERS US AT ALL LOL!!!! PLUS wot the fuk u on about major ? minor ? i dont really give a shite....We write wot sounds good that song sounded bad - thats how u move on as a band ....but i guess u dont know to much about that tho cos u keep lookin at ours...And we have moved on - as my good friend simon has added we have a big gig 4FT FINGER WHO ARE AMAZING AND TINY ELVIS WHO R JUST AS GOOD...HAAAAAHAAAAA !!!!! Than ks for the comments tho u sound really nice we shud meet up love u xxxxx
      si_wilburn
      Chhers for the cool comments dudes for more on us check out our NEWsongs!!!! this one was written like 2 years ago I KNOW IT SUX WE DONT EVEN PLAY IT !!!!! check out www.displacementsband.tk for the new songs.. and the lyrics were,.... i cant stay with you no more, i was better off before i met you i was free !!!! ive got a hull accent it sounds fUKED UP !!! p.s. playing with 4ft fingers and tiny elvis!!! r u ???? NO.. cause your SHIT!!!! love ME xxxx
      ratiug567
      your intro for better of before was in the minor key. the song without that is in a MAJOR key, pathetic attempt at combining a crappily executed riff with a crappily written song
      ratiug567
      sorry, whole song didnt get up You've thrown it all away There's nothing here to stay for And I don't need you anymore
      ratiug567
      look how ridiculous these lyrics are: I can't stay if you know more I was better off before I met you hours three
      ThisCorrosion
      Hi guys. Jade H here. Like everyone else have said, vocals need a bit of work...maybe stretch out the notes you're singing. And turn up the bass. Might come and check you guys out Tues 9th
      sential
      okay..I only listened to one song...better off before. Instrumentally it started off decent. Had sort of a garage retro sound, but then the vocals came in... and sorry to be harsh, but they were really bad. Okay turn the mic down on the vocals because your voice is way over the instruments, and it sounds like you are reading from a script. If you get your voice a little lower than the instruments, then you'll have to put some energy in to make yourself louder. I think it will give you some slight distortion to your voice which could probably be a good thing. I think you guys should drop the whole idea of sounding like pop punk. Instrumentally keep doing what your doing, but try some different things with your voice.
      si_wilburn
      AHHHHH JESUS CHRIST!!!!! WHO R WE RIPPING OFF ? WHO R WE RIPPING ON? We dont need sympathy so why say u were gona defend us till u saw 'emo suks'? that makes u false. OUR SONGS ARE OUR OWN - NO1 ELSE'S - OUR LYRICS - OUR MUSIC - If we sound like other band it DOES NOT MEAN WE RIP THEM OFF! Theres a thing called respect and weve been ripped off before so we would NEVER rip another band off! Thanks anyway. u sound like a really nice guy nick
      LessThanLuke
      Well, I was all set to defend your band. Then I got the "Emo sux" thing. Perhaps you should try and develop some style of your own instead of ripping on / ripping off other bands?
      si_wilburn
      WELL LOOK AT ME!!! IM SO BIG N CLEVER P.S 70S ROCK IS NOT WERE ABOUT ! YOU FUKIN SUCK BALLS IVE NEVER MET U BUT IF I DID I SAY '' HEY U SUK BALLS'' N E THANK U FOR POSTING ITS GOOD TO HEAR URE COMMENTS !! N MY TUNING IS JUST GREAT LA LA LA LA L A AL AL AL AL ALA LA LA L LOOK ITS GREAT PPS DEATH TO ALL METAL < SORRY HAD TO PUT IT PPPSS. EMO SUX N.M