Forloco-Foxx.

17 05 2012

A couple of months back, I wrote about a brilliant band from Leeds. As someone is half Yorkshire-ish (it’s probably not the right word) I will probably love you if you are from the best county in the UK. I don’t care if your music is cack, if you’re from there- I will find it in my heart to adore you. Luckily, Forloco aren’t cack. Far from it.

They’ve got a new track out, it is called Foxx. When I first played it this evening, I played the first minute over and over because it gave me that ethereal feeling you get when you listen to The xx. You know that sort of spaced out feeling that makes you feel like you are the only person in the universe to feel that specific feeling? That pretty much happened.

I’ve had the song on repeat for a while now, and I am in awe of the tension in this song. It has this incredible build-up in it that you find in The Cure and such. A 80s gothic vibe slips and slides its way throughout the track. You expect it to be utterly menacing right from the start. The song makes you feel like you have been abandoned in the woods and this song is your way out. Your salvation. I don’t want to seem like someone who uses mental images in order to make themselves sound like they are a good writer. Far from it. I don’t write this way because I’m pretentious. I’m really not. I just have a massive imagination, probably the kind an author has- but I do not have it in me to write a book. I use this blog as an outlet to convey how music makes me feel and to promote new bands that you MUST hear. I don’t think I’m good at what I do, whatever it may be. I’m just someone who loves music and wants to share this with anyone who is willing to read. I hope you download this track by Forloco (it is free, I don’t have an issue with bands doing this. I do have an issue however, with people illegally downloading music!)

I want you to download this track. I want you to go listen to it on your own. Turn your phone off. Put your headphones in. Let Forloco take you to another world. Metaphorically let your hand be held, and let every thought and every shit feeling you posses leave you. Just let go, and enjoy the moment.

It’ll be the best 5 minutes you spend today.

You can get the track from here : http://soundcloud.com/forloco/forloco-foxx-17th-may





Forloco.

30 01 2012

They say “GUITAR MUSIC IS DEAD!” Bullshit I say, utter BULLSHIT. You see, if you’re forced to listen such tripe like Coldplay and you think it is guitar music- then alright, fair enough it is dead. But, there’s bands such as The Black Keys and my personal favourite The Chapman Family that are proof that it isn’t dead. You’re just being lazy and not seeking out the good stuff.

I always like to start with a rant, but it does tie in..somehow.

So, Forloco. They’re pretty damn good. Even if they weren’t Yorkshire lads, I’d still love them. My mum’s from Doncaster and she’s always told me that anything from Yorkshire is amazing. She isn’t wrong. Pulp, The Long Blondes, Richard Hawley. And now? Now you can add Forloco to that list.

Forloco aren’t just your average band with guitars. There’s something about their sound that makes YOU want to play an instrument and start your own riot. Originally, there was 3 of them- but now there is 5 of them. An expansion in band members has given them a grand sound that deserves to be heard.

In fact, I’ll help you. You don’t even have to go look for it. I’ll give you the link : http://soundcloud.com/forloco

I love the hopelessness feeling that’s in No Future. If you’ve ever had a shitty relationship, and let’s face it- we all have; you’ll love this one. If you’re trying to pluck up the courage to dump a lover, play them this. I’d say make them a mixtape for Valentine’s and put this on it- but that’s a bit harsh isn’t it. Don’t do that. Nobody likes a bastard do they.

What I love about Forloco is that they have a brilliant Garage Rock feel to their music. They remind me of a tamer version of Thee Vicars. I adore Thee Vicars, so it’s a bloody good thing.

If you’re in the Sunderland area, you can catch them supporting Steve Cradock at Bar One on 5th March. It’ll probably be the best thing to happen in Sunderland in a long time.

I don’t need to tell you how great these lads are. If you love Garage Rock or just want something different that’ll make you dance- give Forloco a listen.