TastetheMusic: Gaoler’s Daughter, Hijack Party, Brontide


Here we are again, with some tasty nibbles from the Net. After a couple of mad days (and amazing gigs, but I’ll come to that later, I swear), I finally have the time to get back to my baby – taste the music guys!

Gaoler’s Daughter – When we Were Young

Tropicana tunes, delayed guitars, poppish vibe – if there is a sound that can warm up our winter, Gaoler’s Daughter’s single may be the answer.  After having supported Graham Coxon & We Are Scientists this South London-based band supported the release of the single ‘When We Were Young’, out last  August. Despite being quite an old track, its summer vibe  may be the only way to defeat the thermometer, especially when it reads -2.  Nostalgic lyrics about naive childhood dreams with a wink at the mariachi tunes of Is Tropical et al, When we were young is just an appetizer, before the debut album we are all yearning for.

Hijack Party – I’m Not Moving

It seems that also Italians can do 90s britpop (the Blur school of thought, not the Oasis one). I’m not moving is the fist single of the Rome-based Hijack Party. Catchy and happily-vintage, the track gets its originality from the slightly rough vocals, which make the whole formula slightly odd, but in a good way. Despite having quite a linear musical pattern, woozy riffs and offbeat drum patterns try to detach from the average Stereophonic-effect -you nod, you tap your foot, and that’s it. With more guts and a pinch of poetic licence, this band could detach from the old smooth formula, and make it even more unique.

Brontide – Coloured Tongues

I wrote about summer-y vibe and indie rock. Now it is time for my beloved instrumental hashtag. Even better if it blends in some math-rock and post-rock. Brontide meets this requirement with the track Coloured Tongues, just before the new album comes out in 2013. Experimenting and playing with musical samples, the band plays with a whole universe, crafting a journey made of climaxes and twists. From background drops to beating drums and electric distorted guitars, this track embodies a new generation of instrumental musicians – Maybeshewill above all (yes, I do love them, you may have to accept it).

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