Today is 1st April, so here is my first post for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. This year I am sharing my musical tastes with you. I hope I can introduce you to some new bands/artistes, and if you'd like to comment perhaps you could introduce me to some of your favourite bands/artistes beginning with the appropriate letter of the day. For more music, please have a look at my last.fm profile.
What better band to have for the letter A than A. I first heard about these guys in 2001 or 2002 with the release of their single 'Nothing'. This came out around the time of the Nu-Metal craze, which included bands like Limp Bizkit, Crazy Town, Linkin Park, Deftones, Incubus, and many many others.
I didn't actually realise that they'd been going since the early 90s! And what I really didn't realise is that they're from a town very near to me.
They're not one of my favourite bands, but if I ever want to feel like I'm 20 years old then I put their album 'Hi-Fi Serious' on and I can feel like I'm dancing at Spirals.
"Nothing" - A
Honourable Mentions go to -
Arctic Monkeys - I was first introduced to this band in my final year at university. They found their fame by releasing a lot of songs on the internet before releasing them on CD, which found their way onto my university's Indie Soc DJ list. Wrap your ears around Fake Tales of San Francisco.
Absent Kid - This is another band that I found while at university. They were Colchester based and would play a few gigs in various venues on campus. Wrap your ears around Quiet Playground.