Tuesday, February 9, 2010
UNKNOWN PLEASURES : THE ROYAL BUZZ
"Are you from the US or the UK?", I asked Andrew when we're talking about his music. American was the answer, and having a quick peep at their My Space-page, it seems that they're indeed from Knoxville, Tennessee.
Is it important then? Yes it is, because they're sounding so British that you think you're dealing with another classic band from Liverpool. And no, I am not talking about the famous fab four but bands like Echo & The Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, Mighty Wah!, Orange Juice or even Shed Seven. I am saying this because The Royal Buzz are a band who believe in the strength of an indiepopsong. A popsong is the skeleton of everything, because that's what stays in the head after all.
So far the band have recorded 3 EP's and they even played Europe. I don't think it makes any sense to analyze every song bit by bit as that'd be boring and that's just what this band avoids to be : be boring as every song seems to live on a world on its own, a world called melody.
If you're digging classic indiepop with 80's-waveguitars you might have found a gem.