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Jaymin

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Meant to be the next big thing coming out of England according to a lot of the British Music media.

I've only heard a few of the tracks but i'm liking what i'm hearing.

Anyone else heard them?

The track "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" is getting a fair bit of JJJ airplay. The way Nova are going it could make it to their station fairly shortly.
 

Jimmy_the_Gent

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"I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" will be a commercial hit I think. That's all I've heard of them.
 

patsmith

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My cousin told me about them about six months ago. They've been lined up to play all the major festivals, so they will probably breakout very soon.
 

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I've only heard " I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor" on Triple J, hopefully they will play a few more of their songs if they are as good as that
 

Eriiin

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I saw this horrible, horrible band on channel v last night.

Shocking, shocking, shocking. They sounded out of time, strange, vocals were nasty and it actually disturbed me that they could have a single fan.
 

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Brilliant. A mate in england has been sending me quite a few songs. A lot of hype over there about them.
 

Ninty

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'i'm liking what i'm hearing.'
'will be a hit'
'breakout very soon'
'Brilliant'

??!! WTF is wrong with you people? They have NO talent at ALL. They sound like 13 year olds. The only good post so far has been from Eriiin.
 

Jimmy_the_Gent

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Ninty said:
'i'm liking what i'm hearing.'
'will be a hit'
'breakout very soon'
'Brilliant'

??!! WTF is wrong with you people? They have NO talent at ALL. They sound like 13 year olds. The only good post so far has been from Eriiin.

That's awful self richeous for a guy with a limp Bizkit avatar. And for the record I didn't say I liked them.
 

Ninty

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Limp Bizkit >>> ******** >>> more ******** >>> day light >>> crap like this.
 

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Jimmy_the_Gent said:
That's awful self richeous for a guy with a limp Bizkit avatar. And for the record I didn't say I liked them.

What are you talking bout? Limp Bizkit are great!*









* when I was about 13
 

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Pretty good band. I'm digging the cheesy Northern twang also. Why does every popular act sing in a fake American accent?
 

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Arctic Monkeys make UK chart history

Alex Kumi
Monday January 30, 2006
The Guardian

The Arctic Monkeys completed their transformation from underground heroes to bona fide rock stars last night as their album became the fastest selling debut in British chart history.

The quartet's Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, secured 363,735 over-the-counter sales during the first week of release. Downloads from online stores are likely to push the opening sales beyond 400,000 - although these sales have not been included in the tally.

Manufactured pop group Hear'Say previously held the record for the fastest-selling debut in Britain with 306,631.

The Arctic Monkeys' mammoth sales are particularly impressive because January is traditionally a month of low record sales, and pirate copies of the album were leaked online last month.

The Sheffield four-piece, who got together after they were given guitars for Christmas, have enjoyed a rapid rise after playing their first gigs in 2003. The reputations of singer Alex Turner, 19, guitarist Jamie Cook, 20, bassist Andy Nicholson, 19, and drummer Matt Helders, 19, spread online after they released their first songs on their website.

Their rough and energetic album, which features tales of working-class life, alcopops and prostitution, has drawn comparisons with The Clash and Oasis.

A comparison between sales of the Arctic Monkeys' debut and that of Oasis highlights the impact made by the Yorkshire band as their sales dwarf the 55,854 copies sold in the first week of Definitely Maybe, the Manchester band's 1994 debut. However, Oasis's Be Here Now remains the fastest-selling British album after it sold 655,000 in August 1997.

A spokesman for music retailer HMV said: "In terms of sheer impact, where a band has come from virtual obscurity to achieve huge, overnight success, we haven't seen anything quite like this since the Beatles."

The band, signed to the independent Domino label, have scored two No 1 singles: I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor and, last week, When the Sun Goes Down. Despite only just being released, the Arctic Monkeys' album recently came fifth in NME's greatest British albums poll. :D

Last week they celebrated their success with a sold-out concert in Dublin, the first date of the countrywide tour.
 

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manutd/dogs said:
Gonna be huge.

Their best song is 'Mardy Bum'. Classic. Also check out 'Fake Tales Of San Francisco'.

They are great. have bought their CD. Their sound is a mix of early Strokes/The Coral.....definitley very English sound which is probably why they wont be that big in Oz......

Personally, reckon they are a great band with a good sound, better than Kaiser Chief's and Franz Ferdinand

Comparable for mine to The Music!
 

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Heard a couple of songs and i'm not really that impressed.

How many guitar players do they have, if they don't have 2 guitar players and a bass player then really i wouldn't start getting to excited.
 

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LIONS then DAYLIGHT said:
How many guitar players do they have, if they don't have 2 guitar players and a bass player then really i wouldn't start getting to excited.

Um... what? Have i totally missed something here? Why do they need a lead and rhythm guitarist to be interesting? Bands don't need two guitarists...
Oh wait, is it because Oasis do?

P.s. The song gets worse each time I hear it
 

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