Sunday Soundcheck: Set 023

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This week...


They Came From The Sun - 2007

Ignoto - 2005

Origin Point:
United Kingdom

Sounds Like:
Indie Rock, Alternative, Math Rock, Post Hardcore

A change of direction this week with the featuring of a sadly short-lived local band, hailing from the former pit-towns of north-east England. YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO was an energetic rock collective whose infectious, melody-laden sound on their début release should've seen them garner wider attention at a time when inferior acts with a similar sound were making waves in the UK indie music scene. Alas, it wasn't to be, and we are left with just two full releases. Both are inconsistent, but both are memorable and both sounded singularly fantastic as a live performance.

Recommended tracks are: I Am Connecting Flight, Titan Grip, Rapt.Dept, Empty Feat and The General from their first release, and Pacific Theatre, Sixfive, Evening, To The Cars, and Screaming Ground from their second. To The Cars in particular is a genre-defying tour de force, bearing more resemblance to titanic post-metal than it does their indie-rock peers. It pushes through into the rhythmic pounding of Screaming Ground, before finally coming to rest with the introspective post-rock closer Dicta Boelcke: a triad of compositions fitting of any swansong.

To listen to their music, simply click on the album covers to be taken to their respective pages.

Now, I know the discussion of music can be an emotionally charged subject for some people, but I'm not claiming that anything is better than anything else. This is no more than a soap-box for me to promote music that I enjoy; maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't. That's fine.

If you've any recommendations based on this artist, or wish to promote some music that you yourself enjoy, please do so in the comments. Maybe I'll end up enjoying something enough to feature it myself.

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chriseastmids's avatar
they were good they really were :clap::clap::clap: