• Elain MacIntyre Brand New Breed review

    30 Jan 2012, 13:39 by nagini-chan


    Mark that the band name had to be changed from PEEPSHOW to Peep Show on last.fm to link it to the correct artist.

    Brand New Breed review by Elain MacIntyre:

    With the world on its knees, sleepwalking into recession, depression, debt and despair to the monotonous beat of corporate, manufactured, mainstream mush it's time for a wake up call. It's time for Peep Show.

    New album Brand New Breed is packed tight with killer tracks that encapsulate the band's full throttle, no-holds-barred attitude to life. The soundtrack for a generation disillusioned by plastic politicians and unemployment, the album reflects the pent-up angst and restlessness of a youth sick of war, seedy statesmanship, lack of prospects and lack of hope. Coming out fighting is current single 'Let Go', an adrenaline-shot anthem that grabs you by the jugular and doesn't let go, ripping up rip off Britain.

    Live, their aggressive, high-octane crowd assault exudes a raw authenticity that channels the self-destructive spirits of the New York Dolls and the Stooges, spiked by the anti-establishment rebellion of Rage Against the Machine. Intense, theatrical and larger than life, like the bastard offspring of the Manic Street Preachers by way of Alice Cooper, Peep Show merge dark, Orwellian sentiments with a dazzling, OTT rock'n'roll show.

    Sick of it all? Maybe Peep Show are the cure. A troubled band for troubled times - and we're all gonna rock to the rules that they make.

    The revolution starts here.
  • KERRANG's Brand New Breed review

    30 Jan 2012, 13:56 by nagini-chan


    A Brand New Breed review by Steve Beebe of KERRANG:

    Welcoming the ‘Brand New Breed’…

    As a new generation of fans discover a world of danger-flecked rock n’roll more compelling and exotic than the pop and pseudo-punk they’ve been spoon fed to date, Peep Show are perfectly positioned to take their message to the masses. Merely tipping the hat to monsters of rock past, Peep Show have twisted their sounds into something youthful, new and as yet unheard.

    Their razor sharp look and street ready desire to entertain meet a precision and outrageous musicality that’s framed in modern metal. There’s the fervour of My Chemical Romance coupled with the slick presentation of Kill Hannah and Blessed By A Broken Heart, while their universal, rallying-the-clans commerciality echoes that of Black Veil Brides.

    It all started as it should, not on Saturday night television screens or in the gleam of a marketing man’s eye, but at grass roots level, in the pubs and clubs of their native Scotland. Led by charismatic singer and songwriter Johnny Gunn, a man with a voice to melt icebergs and an image to stop traffic, Peep Show’s surging, futuristic anthems soon found favour. Their self-released debut album quickly shifted 2,000 copies, largely through word of mouth, and drew instant praise from national press. Consequently seized upon as a band on a rocket ride, Peep Show were unleashed to support the likes of Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Backyard Babies and CRASHDÏET. Indeed, so keen were the latter on the forward-leaning Scots that Johnny ended up co-writing three songs for their most recent album, Generation Wild.

    As Johnny, guitarists Rusty Gill and Dagan, bassist Hex and drummer Hammy gear up for the release of aptly titled second album Brand New Breed, Peep Show are bigger, stronger and more focused than ever before. Their already muscular sounds have been toned further by playing to packed houses and working with the best in the business.

    Pumped hard on sheer adrenalin and some timeless rock n’roll stardust, Brand New Breed is fused with blasts of synths, lightspeed dual guitars and textured, flexing rhythms. The hooks on first single Let Go andLive Free Or Die are tailor made for the bigger venues, while the intensity of Feed On Me and the sky high emotions and god-sized riffs of All or Nothing will drive their way straight into the guts and heart respectively. Strong songs and melodies underpin everything – music for outsiders, the discontented and the artistic - songs that fans will come back to time and time again.

    In the weeks before the release of Brand New Breed, their thrilling promotional video for Let Go attracted around 10,000 YouTube hits – but even that was nothing compared to the astonishing quarter million plays that greeted a selection of teaser tracks posted on the band’s official myspace.

    The show is on. You’d be wise to get to the front of the queue…

    'Steve Beebee, 'Kerrang!' 28th January 2012
  • Night time (Help)

    20 May 2010, 03:47 by dustwads_101

    Alright... I just want someone else to read this. I've been using last.fm for about three years now. I have watched my musical tastes waver I'm obviously partial for BR but these past couple days I have been listening to a lot of adult alternative (Collective Soul, Foo Fighters, Sam Roberts & 8IGHT PAST NINE). Tonight I'm enjoying A Perfect Circle, Tool and probably some Puddle of Mudd and some french stoner punk later. But, I digress...

    I want to know if anyone else out there feels like I do. I feel like sometimes mostly nights when I am surfing or watching television before bed. I tend to feel depressive and like the world around me doesn't matter much anymore. I'm folding in on myself and I enjoy my music. Alone, I obviously feel lonely. Is there anybody out there who feels oddly or eerily similar. It's almost as if another person comes out. An emotional state a long for some days, time to contemplate. But, is this normal? or some sort of psychological disorder? Can I really aspire to live in a rock bottom dark grayish world?

    Thanks last.fm,

    I appreciate in advance anyone who takes the time to read this and comment (or just read).

  • Details on glam rockers RATT currently in the studio working on their LATEST ALBUM!

    20 Jun 2009, 00:23 by The80sFan

    June 18, 2009

    Ratt, who is working on their first studio album in 10 years, has issued the following studio report:

    Bobby Blotzer kicked some serious ass on the drum tracks, they are done! Robert Crane (on the bass) is finishing up bass tracks as we write this tonight/today, The band is recording well into the early mornings. Warren DeMartini and Carlos Cavazo on guitars will start after the weekend shows. The band is tracking 12-14 new songs.

    Stephen Pearcy will start tracking lead vocals next week and back up vocals. The songs are just what you expect from RATT and what the band wants you to hear! The producer (Elvis) is doing a great job and giving the band, "the big rock sound"!

    The studio is class AAA and right on the beach, a good vibe and some serious ass kickin Ratt 'N Roll is at hand here.

    More news next week.....

  • Stryper forthcoming album entitled "Murder By Pride" song samples & contest!!!

    22 Dec 2008, 21:56 by The80sFan


    December 22, 2008

    Stryper is pleased to announce the launch of a major contest and the release of song samples from the upcoming album "Murder by Pride"! All the contest details & the song samples are available at www.michaelsweet.com

    "After years of speaking to fans and hearing comments like "more guitars", "more solos" and "more screams", I decided to keep those comments in mind as I wrote each song. It was important to me to try to get back to that early sound of Stryper yet at the same time, to remain relevant today. It's certainly not an easy thing to do but as I listen to "Murder By Pride", I think that was accomplished.

    I got the idea of the title "Murder By Pride" from seeing pride consume dreams, goals and many times, lives. We all deal with pride and it can be crippling, so I wanted to write a lyric and a theme that would be a constant reminder of that. This record has been in the works for a long, long time and I can only hope that it was worth the wait!" - Michael Sweet

    MURDER BY PRIDE TRACKLISTING (3 new samples will be released every Sunday at 11pm)
    Eclipse Of The Son
    4 Leaf Clover
    Love Is Why
    Murder By Pride
    The Plan
    I'm Alive
    I Believe
    Mercy Over Blame
    Run In You
    My Love (I'll Always Show)

    CONTEST DETAILS: Stryper is giving aspiring artists the opportunity of a lifetime: design the album cover for the upcoming Stryper album 'Murder By Pride'. Over the years Stryper fans have shown their creativity through design and art. Now's the time to show the world what Styper fans have to offer creatively.

    DEADLINE: January 21, 2009 at 5PM (EST)

    - 1400 pixels by 1400 pixels at 300dpi
    - JPG format for submission purposes
    - Winners will be required to submit original layered files
    - Do not use any photos of the band in the artwork
    - Drawings are okay, but no photos of the band
    - All designs must be original content (i.e. you may not use a photo or graphic you find on the internet)

    - Album artwork credit printed in CD liner notes
    - Autographed copy of the record
    - A follow-up / thank you phone call from Michael Sweet

    NOTE: No monetary value is placed on submissions. Winning artwork will become property of Big3 Records whereby Big3 Records reserves the right to alter or edit original artwork as needed.

    SUBMIT ARTWORK TO: stacy@deepsouthentertainment.com

    - First and Last Name
    - E-Mail Address
    - Contact Phone Number
  • Ah, what the hell?

    15 Dec 2008, 18:56 by Goronian

    Remember, how last year I did a rant about people not changing their musical prefference at all? Guess what? Not a fucking thing changed. Look at the charts now and dig my old rant up.
    People. Are... Conservative to the point of boredom.
  • Meme: Make fun of your Top 25

    14 May 2008, 13:12 by Goronian

    1. Mötley Crüe - No matter how much I love Crue I still admit that most of their post-Dr. Feelgood, pre-New Tattoo sucked really-really bad. Not to mention Tommy Lee's escapades.

    2. Тимур Шаов - His text may be genius-level, but some of his songs are filled with too much "what the hell was he THINKING", I don't share all of his opinions and his voice sucks a lot...

    3. Running Wild I love these guys. But their songs can sound really-REALLY repetetive at times.

    4. Lemon Demon To make it to his best songs you'll have to wail trough the piles of "cover-your-ears-and-run". Especially on his earlier albums, where all the best songs are.

    5. Король и Шут Same thing here. And seriously, punk? What the hell was he smoking?

    6. Korpiklaani Sigh... Yet again for every "Oh my gosh, this is the best song ever created by mankind" there's two "cover your ears and run for the hills!" ones...

    7. Terry Scott Taylor Um... Uh... How about the fact that there were no new Neverhood games for him to fully shine?

    8. Laura Karpman Things get harder... How about the fact that I'm not getting a hard-on from her?

    9. Paul Romero & Rob King They're both BALD! Nothing wrond with that, but I needed something.

    10. Poison "Our texts are 80's and meaningless but our songs are great."

    11. Gorky Park They went from metal to pop! And artists never should do SUCH a heel-face-turn!

    12. Несчастный Случай They didn't do a soundtrack for the movie version of "Radio Day" and "Elections Day" movies. And that's bullshit.

    13. Эпидемия "Hi, we're out of songs, but we've got a new vocalist, so let's redo them!"

    14. Joby Talbot He's tagged "emo", for godssake.

    15. Rhapsody Are they over this Algalord thing yet?

    16. Microsoft "Resistance is futile. We are the only OS that actually have any use for gamers. Boom-chaka-wow." (And I only listen to one track from "Age of Mythology". Joy.)

    17. Високосный Год Seriously, when have THEY last realeased an album?

    18. Heroes of Might and Magic III Get out of my charts, you fake.

    19. Gypsy Pistoleros Two albums with different covers and one new track. Whoop-dee-fucking-do.

    20. Guns N' Roses I blame them as much as Nirvana for the death of Hair.

    21. Twisted Sister No, seriously, have you seen those guys videos?

    22. The Offspring What style are they now? Nu-metal? I can't even keep track...

    23. Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra I like the band, but Kusturica is too often really over his head...

    24. 植松伸夫 He's not a genius. Period. He has his good tracks but actually calling him a genius?

    25. Легион They're so bad it's good. Really. No voice, lousy lyrics and over-use of synthezer. Yawn...

    Well, that was long... Oh well.
  • Goronian's Random Rant Extravaganza Part 2 - Thoughts about metal.

    10 May 2008, 20:28 by Goronian

    People are really fucking stupid. I guess that goes without any doubt. But when I see stupidity right in front of me, blatantly obvious I tend to bare my teeth, hiss and get angry for no real reason. Okay I lied on this, but it makes me angry. And you won't like me when I'm angry.
    Actually, that's a lie too, I just tend to shout and feel a terrible jaw-ache.
    But this isn't the point of this journal entry. This journal entry is all about rock and metal and, of course, metalheads and anti-metallists.

    First of all... How the hell did it became so popular in the first place? Answer is really simple, if you think about it. Defiance. Most types of metal and hard-rock are centered about defiance (note the word "Most", so don't come back complaining) in this or other way - be it government, realtionship, life, death or any other things that come to your mind.
    Remember Terry Pratchett's Soul Music? It had this message said pretty damn outright... Mind you I can't remember the quote from heart, but it got along the lines "The music made you want to rebel. The music filled your spine with hot lead. The music made you jump and scream and dance. The music made you paint your bedroom black.".
    And that's what's it all about. It's a music of the bone, of the flesh, of the soul. It's the music that sets you ablaze, music that promised that all your wildest dreams could come trough. That's why it became what it is now. Of course it has changed. Various subgenres arised, some very different from the core material, even losing some of the "liquid fire" qualities for "boo-hoo, I'll sob and cry" ones (which is a bunch of bullocks, but that's another article). But it is obvious - as long as there are dreamers (and as long as there are teenagers, but that's past the point) this music will continue to survive, make people rebel and bash their heads incontrollably.

    Now the next thing is the people, that surround it. Of course I'm talking about both sides of the barricade. Well, anti-metallists are quite simple really. I mean ACTIVE ones. Which SHOUT and SCREAM how this music is bad and dead. Well, obviously, they have their own true points, that goes without saying, but most of them will just launch onto the music and chew on it angrily with their little criticism teeth.
    And, seriously, why? I won't speak for everybody, but it became some sort of a fad in later years to bash any, and I mean it, ANY SINGLE SUBCULTURE under the warm sun. The point? The lovely defiance, not wanting to comform to stereotypes and a petty bias that "anything I don't like is bad".
    And attention carving. The glorious attention carving.

    Metalheads themselves aren't saints either. Not only most of them (again, note the "most") are petty elitist pricks, but a lot of them seem to forget what the original metal was all about, instead focusing their attention on techincal aspects and even lyrics in non-lyric-driven bands. Which is just ridiculous. I mean, sure, we have 80-s, early 90-s russian rock, which is basically a big middle finger to USSR... But trying to find any sort of good lyrics in bubble-gum-power like Rhapsody? Or growling doom metal? I mean, what's the point? There's a guy named Algalord, with impractical Emerald Sword and he strikes down his foes. Woo, yay. (Voice, in my inhumble opinion (note "my opinion". I hate it when people bash me for being closed-minded), is just another musical instrument, albeit very powerfull one.)
    And why do they act like this? Good ol' defiance. "But we're not like it! We're not stupid". Ah, how I love defiance.

    What I wanted to say? Well, metal is another musical style. Not better than any other, and not worse, at least in the grand picture of things. We proclaim a lot of things dead, just to ressurect them a couple of decades later out of pure nostalgia. The music of defiance and establishing your place will live on in society in this form or another. And no matter how you look at it that rocks.

    Be excellent to each other.
    And party on, dudes!
  • I feel really bad by doing it...

    9 May 2008, 21:06 by Goronian

    But... Um... Come visit this?
    It's pretty self-explanatory, really... Just a group to pit people against each other and hope that something good will come of it.