Are you the type of person who gets into bands because you heard their song on a TV show? Or worse, a TV commercial? Did you go to this “awesome underground band called Fleet Foxes” to check them out ‘cos your friend has a friend who told you about them at a barbeque just before Christmas and “man, were they epic!”. Did you go to The National at one of their three sold out Powerstation shows last year after hearing “their sophomore album High Violet – what? it’s not their sophomore?”.
The answer to these rhetorical questions is, I suspect, since you are reading this, probably no. But music-snobs among us all know the type who say yes. They went to Laneway and talked about I Am Giant during Toro Y Moi and they think Kora are great for NZ Music Month. And, good on Kimbra.
Have you heard Kings of Leon? I have. And now I have heard Alabama Shakes and it’s pretty much the same.
Hold On – Will be played by your annoying neighbors loudly at their parties; you will enjoy calling noise control.
Also that douche bag who does acoustic covers will learn it.
RATING 2 / 10
And people call me a music-snob like that’s a bad thing?