Friday, 1 October 2010

Loose Talk Costs Lives

Nothing tickles my pickle musically quite like a bit of technicality. Angular riffs, breathless beats with some well worked hi-hat variation in there....leaves me feeling all warm inside. So when I first heard Leeds' Loose Talk Costs Lives on the reliably awesome The Recommender blog, it was love at first listen. They bring the riffs and beats in abundance, and mix in some damn catchy melodies which serve to elevate them above the vast majority of mathematically-influenced (?!) Indie/Pop acts.  

Wreck Ashore, via the SoundCloud player below, is the band's 'anthem' - I can see this popping up at the end of a set, crowd going ape-shit and the chorus being sung for time after the band have exited stage left. Gold on the other hand doesn't possess quite the same sing-a-long value, but in terms of structure and technicality is a monster of a tune. How fucking good is that opening beat?! Props must go out drummer Greg Round - his sparse yet hugely effective use of the cowbell during Gold especially is the mark of a truly talented dude.

They've already played alongside some great names such as Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, and Good Shoes, and no doubt they will play with plenty more in their time. Wreck Ashore will also come out as a double A side single with a track called Some Nice Flowers at a date still TBC.         

Wreck Ashore by Loose Talk Costs Lives

Loose Talk Costs Lives - Gold (Demo)


  1. thanks for adding us on twitter!
    loose talk costs lives is a really good band!
    Kat x

  2. Nice post, love the percussion work!