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  • Siberian

    4 oct. 2007, 21h39m par Astronick

    A few years ago now I remember reading Q Magazine one afternoon and coming across a brief review of the debut album by a Liverpool-based band called The Open which convinced me to pick it up. That album, entitled The Silent Hours seemed to be a bridge, connecting the older shoegazing bands like Ride and the early works of U2 with their enormous guitar sounds, and vocals that leapt into the stratosphere, with the post-Britpop intelligent indie crowd who weren't been suckered in by easy new rave or dance-funk-punk. This was a new band, attempting to connect to a new generation of indie-music lovers, discerning in their taste, and certainly satisfied by The Open's cleverly constructed songs and wide-open ambition. Sadly it was not to be, and after their more jazz-influenced second album Statues, they split up in 2006. I thought it was sad that a band which had showed so much promise only survived for 3 years. Luckily now, a band called Siberian, though half a world away in Seattle…