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Join date: Dec 2004
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Anticipated as the 'next big thing' that'll knock Franz for six! It'll be good to see what happens to them in the next few months.
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Join date: Aug 2005
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ive got seven of their demos, they are sooo good, the next libertines
Oh, what a shame as she slipped in the rain, that poor dancing girl, she won't dance again.
Join date: Nov 2001
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the next libertines

My thoughts exactly, well in terms of them being another sh*t band that gets too much attention.
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That's when you know you found somebody special. When you can just shut the f*ck up for a minute, and comfortably share silence.

Join date: Oct 2002
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i live in the rotherham area. hence everyone round me loves them. it is painful. very painful.
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Join date: Oct 2003
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^oh...burn...they sounded like a poor mans hot hot heat to me...


I think they're okay, they are going to be massive though either way.
Join date: Sep 2004
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Awful, awful band.

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Join date: Feb 2005
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I quite like them, heard of them a while back, as some other people must have too. Especially coming from the same city as them.
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Join date: Mar 2005
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im from sheffield too and theyve been big here for some time now,i think they are awesome!tickets are goin on ebay,cos shows are selling out so fast.sold out on a ep in like less than a day here too.
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Join date: Sep 2005
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im from buddy holly land texas and not many i know listen to decent music so i had no idea they were getting not sure what to think about them. if they do get big i really dont see how. theyre nothing special...ha..course britney spears isnt either so its possible
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Join date: Jun 2004
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I've heard the one single and thought it was brilliant. Don't know much else about them though.
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Join date: Nov 2004
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Arctic Monkeys are bloody amazing, you guys dont know what your on about!!!
the lyrics are better than 90% of bands these days and to have awsome bass lines and an overall brilliant sound. they deserve everything they are gonna get!!
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Join date: Oct 2005
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I love them. There stuff is amazing, a great sound and talent. Especially the bassist. As a bassist myself I know that some of there songs are quite complex riffs. Aswell as that the lyrics are godly, not to mension hillarious in some of the songs.
Overall I think they're a great band, however I think they've got a heavier sound that the Libertines although I can see where your coming from.

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Join date: May 2005
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Incredible new band. Love them for similar reasons to The Libertines, the kind of hap-hazard sound and attitude, sloppy playing that relies purely on great song writing and memorable performance to pull it through. The lyrics in particular are brilliant. I think you'd probably have to be English to appreciate them though. Mardy Bum is their best track imo.
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Join date: Sep 2004
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Iv'e heard one of their songs, and I thought it sounded pretty good.

Though I do dislike the way the media hypes up new bands so much.
Everythings always... "The new Led Zeppelin", "The new Joy Division" or even "The new Franz Ferdinand" (For cyring out loud, FF where only new just last year! )

But yeah, they sound alright. I bit over played. But I can stand them.
(I'm guessing they have better songs on their album too, as singles generally are the most commercial songs on the album)
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Join date: Apr 2003
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Quote by DorkusMalorkus
^oh...burn...they sounded like a poor mans hot hot heat to me...

Naa, they're called The Kooks

I thought the first song was alright after hearing it once. I heard another one called You'd Look Great on the Dancefloor (but not quite that, something longer) and it was utter utter cack.
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Join date: Nov 2004
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Overrated, NME bummed, cack.

That pretty much covers it.
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Join date: Oct 2005
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Got to say i think they're awesome!!I saw them at the Astoria a couple of weeks ago and they blew me away.Immediately downloaded about 20 tracks and love them all.Ones to watch out for: Scummy,Mardy Bum,Bigger Boys And Stolen Sweethearts.
See them if you ever get the chance you won't regret it!
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Join date: Oct 2005
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Totally argee with you.The bass is class,reminds me of The Stone Roses.And lyrically Alex and the boys kick arse!
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Join date: Jun 2004
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they're not awfull
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Join date: Mar 2005
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heard one song from them, wasn't too bad, nothing to shout about though
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Join date: Sep 2004
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great band... anyone that says there crap is ignorant... there totally different from the current samey joy division/gang of four wannabie indie scene at the moment in the uk... and they sing in thier regional accent rather than fake american accents... which is kool... nothing but respect.
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Join date: Oct 2002
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Hmm...I've head lots about these locally, but not actually heard them...saw a ticket of theirs on eBay earlier today, single ticket, Sheffield gig (homecoming gig to end the UK tour I think, before they jet off to do Europe") and thought at £36 it's too much of a risk.

Plus there were about 5 back copies of NME came up with them in, rarely a good sign

Apparently the single thats out at the mo is quite good - might blow a couple quid on it and see what the fuss is about...
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Join date: Oct 2005
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Never heard of them probly heard their stuff though so no opinion
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Join date: Apr 2005
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Quote by tezhall

Apparently the single thats out at the mo is quite good - might blow a couple quid on it and see what the fuss is about...

Just turn on the radio

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Join date: Aug 2005
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I started this thread.

The single (Dancefloor) has stormed into the uk charts at number 1.

I didn't see that coming.

But I am proud to say I haven't lost my touch - despite my age
Join date: Mar 2002
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Cack was a great description.

Stereotypically bland NME band... I reckon they must have some kinda agreement with the magazine, we'll bum you, you bum us kinda thing, because it can't simply be about the music.
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Join date: Mar 2003
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They're so over rated.

Arent they on Domino?

If so, that's the only reason why they're gonna get anyway, 'cause they're on the same label as Franz Ferdinand, and the NME will bum off it, until another band comes along.

Fair play to them, it's an achievement for a band like that to get to #1 in the charts...but you know,
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Join date: Oct 2002
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Yeah I heard they were on Domino.

They went soooo downhill after they lost Pavement
Join date: Oct 2002
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domino's overrated anyway, its like XL, major label in all but name. they did release trail of dead - madonna over here though, so kudos to them for that.

still, theyre a bit wank.
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Join date: Aug 2005
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why can't you all just rate them on the music.

Sure if you hate the music then fine.

but stop giving a damn that nme like them or that they are on Domino.

All of that is irrelevant.

it's the music that matters - and nothing else.
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Join date: Mar 2003
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yeah, and the music is boring.

I have A Certain Romance on my PC.

And i was just like "what is the fuss about?"

I wonder who the NME will bum next week?

Then we wont hear anything about the Artic Monkeys.
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Join date: Feb 2005
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Personally, I think 'I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor' is one of the most exciting singles of the year.

And it's not just the NME who are hyping up these lot, The Times Newspaper is too, as is practically every other media source.

Not my favourite thing around at the moment, but, a damn site better than half the stuff that's getting released, and, as I said, it is exciting.

Congratulations on them getting to number 1
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Join date: Sep 2004
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artic monkeys pwn... hmm i hav like all there demo stuf its great
that is all.