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Ritalin… Ritalout… ¿qué Tejano?

artist: Vetoes | genre: alternative, indie-rock | label: SpaceRay Music
EP: Ritalin / Ritalout
Vetoes - Ritalin / Ritalout

It’s not often we mention a producer on here, but we would not have heard the band Vetoes if it weren’t for Adam Whittaker. And his hand can be found elsewhere on Froglix too (on a few earlier tracks from Grimus and Attention Thieves). Well, Adam now has a new label, SpaceRay Music, and we were honored when he sent us a preview of his first release a few weeks ago.
When I played “On The Waterfront” by Vetoes for Drago, his first response beat any description I tried to come up with… “sounds like a cross between Brit Pop and Tejano music on acid.” I’m not sure I totally agree with that depiction, but I do think it says something about my own lack of words. The sound is familiar enough that there’s a good chance you’re gonna like it if you like British alternative rock. But it’s also unique enough that you can’t say it’s just yet another alt-rock band heralding from Britannia. I still don’t think “Tejano music on acid” is quite right, but since I am yet to come up with anything better, it stands.
What I’m more sure about is that the things that make their sound different will be the same things that either make you love them or hate them. Personally, I want more.
Their EP, Ritalin / Ritalout drops worldwide on April 11, 2011 via SpaceRay/Believe. You don’t have to wait though. Download “On The Waterfront” as a FREE MP3 from http://vetoes.believeband.com/ right now!

– DMitch

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Attention Thieves Let Out the Rock

Attention Thieves - Let It All Outartist: Attention Thieves
genre: Brit Alt-Rock
label: unsigned
buy now: [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/let-it-all-out/id417188146?uo=4″ title=”Attention Thieves – Let It All Out”]
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Sometimes you just want rock. You don’t want gimmicks. You don’t care for the latest thing rock has been paired up with or some niche genre of rock. No synth-rock, pop-rock, blues-rock, grunge-rock, folk-rock, jazz-rock, glam-rock, post-whatever-rock or neo-whatever-rock for you. What you want is something that despite whatever sub-genre it fits in…it transcends rock. It just IS rock. So, if you want rock, allow me to recommend the latest single “Let It All Out” from Attention Thieves. Crank it up, tap your foot, bang your head, and enjoy the unadulterated rock. That’s right, play this and I dare you not to move your head.

– DMitch

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Attention Thieves Unleashing New Single Soon

Attention Thievesartist: Attention Thieves
genre: Brit Alt-Rock
itunes: [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/attention-thieves/id384717519?uo=4″ title=”Attention Thieves”]
Attention Thieves first hit our radar at the tail end of last summer and now they have a new single coming out in February that may just take them to the next level. Check out a clip of their latest offering “Let It All Out” on either their Facebook wall or their MySpace page now. And we promise to share the entire track with you once it’s released.

– DMitch

Upcoming Shows (view all)
Feb 10 2011 9:00A Total Rock radio London, UNITED KINGDOM
Feb 23 2011 7:00P Face Bar Reading, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 06 2011 7:00P Buffalo Bar Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 17 2011 7:00P Undersolo London, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 03 2011 7:00P o2 Academy2 Islington London, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 22 2011 7:00P The enterprise, Camden London, UNITED KINGDOM
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Hey, who stole my attention?

Attention Thieves
Attention Thieves: Ryan, Hag, Alex, Sim
artist: Attention Thieves
genre: Brit Alt-Rock
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Broken Promise
From My Reach
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Attention
 

For me, when I think of quintessential Brit Alt-Rock over the last few years bands like Kaiser Chiefs, The Enemy, and Hard-Fi come immediately to my mind as some of my favourites. I have a new band to add to that list. Attention Thieves, from Reading, England, launch their brand new single “Broken Promise” today. And this track delivers everything I love about British alternative rock. It’s post punk, post hardcore, with melodies your gonna find yourself singing along to at the top of your lungs in the privacy of your own car.
Also check out their 2009 four track EP Fear To Lose. The third track off the EP, “From My Reach”, should give you reason enough to get the rest of the album for yourself.

– DMitch

Upcoming Shows (view all)
Sep 10 2010 7:00P Audiotube launch night @ The Loft UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 02 2010 1:00P Big Finger Festival Grendon, Northamaptonshire, UK
Oct 03 2010 1:30P Big Finger Festival Grendon, Northamaptonshire, UK
Nov 07 2010 5:00A Moster Fest @ FaceBar Reading, Berkshire, UK