MODERN DAY music means that the internet is an all important way for bands to get the word out and us lads at Calm as the Colour HQ would like to share with our fans a couple of bands that are not only good friends of ours, but we think you guys may like a lot. Spread the love!
THE BEAUTIFUL SLEAZY
These Cambridge-based rockers are a cracking psychedelic garage rock band- think of Kasabian and T-Rex and you're in the right direction. Their 70s guitar riffs and stunning vocals from frontman Dan Cahill have seen this band earn a sterling reputation for their live set up and down the country, which has earned them slots on both BBC Introducing's live stages and radio shows. They recently released their debut album 'All fired up', which you can buy on iTunes, so go buy it!
CANCEL THE ASTRONAUTS
THIS QUIRKY five-piece from Edinburgh recently released their debut album 'Animal Love Match' to critical acclaim. These guys have been around for a few years now and have gone from strength to strength ever since. They can boast such achievements as a live set for Vic Galloway, a support slot with both Graham Coxon and Frightened Rabbit, and playing T in the Park in 2011.
This is indie-pop music at it's original and best; their melodic guitar hooks and synth driven-sound, coupled with a powerful, rocky drum beat provide the stage for singer Matt's fantastic lyrics and emotive vocal delivery. Just as the music threatens to get a little 'too pop', they throw in a healthy bit of ambient shoegazey guitars to keep things fresh. Check out the video for 'Intervention' from the album.