Past: Northstar - Pollyanna
Nick Torres is a genius. Whether with now-disbanded Northstar or current project Cassino he has a totally absorbing style of song-writing - demanding your attention with every bar. Coupled with his unmistakable vocals and the typically simple yet hugely effective beats, riffs, and licks of Odom, Fisher, and Renfroe, Northstar and especially their second full-length Pollyanna make for essential listening.
For fans of: The Movielife, Say Anything
Northstar - American Living
(Buy Pollyanna from Amazon US) // Buy Pollanna from Amazon UK)
Present: Yeasayer - Odd Blood
For fans of: Peter Gabriel, Animal Collective
Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
(Buy Odd Blood from Amazon US) // Buy Odd Blood from Amazon UK)
Invasion are a Psychedelic Metal three-piece from London who, according to their MySpace, are inspired by 60's Soul, 70's Psychedelia, 80's Thrash, and 90's Doom. Oh, and wizardry.The band have an unusually stripped down approach for a metal band - abandoning needless solo's and macho posturing - but still manage to create one hell of a racket. In a good way.
For fans of: Kyuss, Masters of Reality
Invasion - Spells of Deception (Auxiliary tha Masterfader remix)