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Float On – Song Of The Day

Float On

In-keeping with the theme of every Friday, our Song Of The Day for today is a cover of Modest Mouse‘s “Float On” by Clones Of Clones, one of our favourite new bands. This version pays homage to Modest Mouse’s fab track yet remains very much a Clones Of Clones song, with its moodier approach. There’s also more of an electronic vibe with this cover, something which merges well with the band’s usual style.

“Float On” is out now and you can hop over to Soundcloud right now to enjoy the hell out of it. The video below is also worth sticking around for!

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20 Cool Songs From 2014

It may be a little late for 2014 retrospectives but we thought we’d throw some of our favourite tracks from last year your way regardless, just in case you missed some you might want to check out.

Feel free to send us your recommendations and your favourite tracks from last year right here in the comments, on Twitter (@feedbacktheatre) or on our Facebook page.

Alright, here we go: in no particular order, here’s 20 Cool Songs From 2014:

20

The Way

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks

Out of nowhere, the Buzzcocks came back with a ninth album last year. Its title track was “The Way” and it confirmed quickly that the punk band still had some life left in them.

19

Turn Blue

The Black Keys

Black Keys

Another title track, this time from The Black Keys‘ eighth album Turn Blue. This is one fab, retro, chilled-out tune that’s perfect for cheap wine drinking and light fornication.

18

Sugar On The Side

Blondie (feat. Systema Solar)

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Blondie‘s latest album Ghosts Of Download may have proven a little too “poppy” for fans but Debbie Harry‘s reinvention was still worth a listen, especially the single “Sugar On The Side”.

17

Rock Or Bust

AC/DC

Rock Or Bust

Unlike Blondie, AC/DC didn’t exactly come out of their comfort zone last year delivering a very AC/DC album with the old familiar sound we’re used to. That said, new album (and single) Rock Or Bust still rocked.

16

All The Rage Back Home

Interpol

Interpol

Interpol‘s latest album El Pintor may not have been their best but parts of it were still worth a listen including the single “All The Rage Back Home” which was catchy and moody just like a good Interpol track should be.

15

Said And Done

The Very Small

Very Small

Up and coming band The Very Small released the album Zoomed Way Out last year along with the single “Said And Done” which was a welcome burst of energy to the indie rock scene.

14

New Crown

Wolfmother

New Crown

For their third studio album, Wolfmother went full retro and released the most 60’s-sounding LP of 2014. The title track, “New Crown”, gives you a pretty good idea of what the band would have sounded like back in the day.

13

The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)

U2

U2

The controversy surrounding the iTunes release of U2‘s Songs Of Innocence may have overshadowed the album itself yet this turned out to be the band’s best in a long while. Its first single, an ode to Joey Ramone, set the more personal tone.

12

The Gift

Bush

Bush

Man On The Run was certainly a more commercial effort for Bush, something which may have been a divisive move for fans. “The Gift”, however, did a great job to evoke the good old grunginess we loved about the band back in the 90’s.

11

Strut

Lenny Kravitz

Strut

Is it weird that Lenny Kravitz delivered better Prince songs than Prince himself last year? A little, although Kravitz has been known to be a pretty reliable and consistent musician in his own right. “Strut” is a fun, catchy and funky tune indeed.

10

Something From Nothing

Foo Fighters

Something From Nothing

Whether you’re a fan of Foo Fighters or not, the single “Something From Nothing” was so good it definitely made you want to check out their new album Sonic Highways regardless.

9

Lazerray

TV On The Radio

Seeds

Arguably the rockier track on TV On The Radio‘s new album Seeds, “Lazerray” channels The Ramones with one fun, punky tune which confirms once again the band’s endless versatility.

8

I Don’t Need Your Love

Clones Of Clones

Clones Of Clones

Last year, breakout Washington D.C. band Clones Of Clones released the single “I Don’t Need Your Love” and, to this day, it’s still stuck in our heads and it remains one of the most memorable tracks of 2014. Don’t forget to check out the band’s latest “Monster Heart”.

7

Aspirin

Hedgehog

Hedgehog

For us here at Feedback Theatre, Chinese indie rock band Hedgehog can do no wrong. Last year saw the band release the album Phantom Pop Star which included an atmospheric, sexy tune called “Aspirin”.

6

That Black Bat Licorice

Jack White

Jack White

Here’s one cool Jack White track which was released as a 7″ single with not one but three videos attached to it. It can also be found on last year’s album Lazaretto which is also recommended.

5

Can’t Break Me Down

Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Billy Idol‘s comeback single “Can’t Break Me Down” may have had a rather light, commercial chorus aimed at picking up a newer mass audience but even then, one can’t deny just how damn good everything else about that song was. Plus it’s just good to have Idol back.

4

Fanfare

John Frusciante

Enclosure

Recent John Frusciante albums tend to be experimental to the point of being almost overwhelming or simply baffling. Enclosure at least had “Fanfare”, which benefited from the simplicity of just having Frusciante’s unmistakable voice sing over a dancey beat as the partly electro song grows and grows quietly into something expectedly brilliant. That’s before it devolves into crazy noises, of course.

3

The Plague

The Vultures

Three Mothers

Here’s one beautifully sinister track from UK-based band The Vultures: “The Plague” can be found on the band’s genial first album Three Mothers Part 1. It’s a pretty good introduction to The Vultures so if you like the track, we’d definitely recommend purchasing the whole thing over at bandcamp. Because your ears f***ing deserve it.

2

Falling

HAIM

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HAIM certainly made an impact with their first album Days Are Gone, which basically but the Haim sisters on the map. “Falling” was the second single to be released from the album and its Kate Bush-esque retro feel made it instantly hipster-rific. Who said pop music had to be shit?

1

Gimme Chocolate!!

Babymetal

Babymetal Album

It’s no secret that metal J-pop band Babymetal are all kinds of awesome so it frankly would have been odd for us not to include one of the tracks from their terrific self-titled first album. “Gimme Chocolate!!” seemed like a fitting choice seeing as we are still nowhere near tired of THAT live performance.

Here’s hoping that 2015 delivers the goods!

See you next year for another retrospective, Feedbackians.

Monster Heart – Single Review

Monster Heart

After giving us one of last year’s catchiest tracks (“I Don’t Need Your Love”), breakout Washington D.C.-based indie band Clones Of Clones are finally back with new single “Monster Heart” and we just had to let you guys know about it.

The track kicks off with a short glam-ish guitar hook and a moody beat which hammers on menacingly throughout as lead vocalist Ben Payes brings the swagger. It’s not quite certain where the song is taking us but you can’t help but enjoy the haunting build-up which keeps you curious even after it skilfully throws you for a loop with a couple of fake-outs where you think the chorus will pop up after the initial hook comes back as a transition but the song purposely continues for an extra few seconds before delivering the goods, just to be cheeky.

When the chorus does come in, it is just as explosive as it needs to be and the fact it’s essentially delivered to you bit by bit makes the song work as a constantly evolving piece of music rather than just another predictable pop tune. If “I Don’t Need Your Love” was the hugely memorable career-starting hit the band was looking for then “Monster Heart” is the next step: a slightly more experimental track with just as much cool and just as much attitude but an unexpected structure which requires a little more attention.

This makes the song even more rewarding than its predecessor in some ways and shows that Clones Of Clones are, indeed, capable of variety.

The band once again delivering a kickass rock track which leaves you wanting a whole LP full of many more goodies. Something I’m sure we’ll be getting some time soon.

To listen to what all the fuss is about, head over to Soundcloud and download “Monster Heart”, you won’t regret it.

More information on Clones Of Clones can be found on their website and their Facebook page.

The band is also active on Instagram and Twitter plus you can listen to their stuff on Soundcloud and I would definitely recommend that!

Clones Of Clones – New Artist Spotlight

Clones Of ClonesHere’s a band you guys should really look into and expect great things from.

Clones Of Clones are an alternative rock band from Washington D.C. with some very promising output which looks set to blow-up in a massive, positive way very, very soon.

The band is Nick Scialli (Bass, Guitar, Vocals), Ben Payes (Guitar, Synth, Vocals), Brian Abbott (Drums) and Todd Evans (Guitar, Synth, Vocals) and their mission is to put together music you can instantly get behind and hang onto, while having a good time in the process.

There’s a versatility to their style which means that they can comfortably dip into more indie territory one second, tackle something a bit more bluesy the next and pick up a poppier vibe at times while still sounding like themselves and delivering fresh, well put-together tunes.

One of their EPs which you can find on SoundCloud is their 2013 debut Neighborhoods, a 4 track-long mini album with some killer psychedelic cover art and, of course, some cool music.

Case and point:

“Bully” is the second track from Neighborhoods and it certainly gets that slightly 90’s vibe across quite well with a catchy chorus, a chilled-out rhythm and some welcome attitude. The other tracks are also well worth listening to as the title song, “Neighborhoods”, boasts some great lyrics and both “Homie” and “Take Care Of Yourself” have a genuine emotional punch to them.

Do check out the band’s Youtube channel because you’ll be able to find those songs and much more on there.

Which brings us to the really cool part: there’s a new EP on the way and the teaser for its explosive title track “I Don’t Need Your Love” is up!

This is a short but sweet example of how good the full song and its video will be and, having listened and viewed both, I can safely say that this should be the breakout hit the band are looking for and deserve: its Black Rebel Motorcycle Club-esque swagger and catchy-as-hell chorus alone make this one a must-hear.

And, if every song on the EP is as good as this one, which I’m sure they are, then you’ll probably want to head over to iTunes come November 11th and purchase I Don’t Need Your Love because it’ll be worth it to say the least.

More information on Clones Of Clones can be found on their website and their Facebook page which you’re very welcome to “Like” (same goes for ours, hehehe).

The band is also active on Instagram and Twitter so there’s no excuse to not bring these Clones Of Clones into your lives, like, right now.

Expect a review of their new EP right here on Feedback Theatre soon enough!