The Noise – Extacy
Genre: Indie Rock, Garage Rock, Alternative Rock
Similar artists: The White Stripes, Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys
The electric guitar riff was once used to tame stadiums full of thousands of people. One can’t only imagine what this did to the ego of the people wielding the axes? How could the likes of Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, or Slash not feel like Gods among men when they knew their riff-laying could elicit such reactions.
The guitar riffs are the element on which the dreams of the “classic rock generation” are born. These are the things that all kids learn to play upon purchasing their first guitar. How can the newer generation not wish to create something of a similar gravitas?
The Noise’s Extacy forges Zeppelinesque riffs and howls meant to appeal to hordes of rock listeners. This is loose rock played, but it’s played with the confidence of musicians that know precisely what they wish to achieve. Once you realize how good The Noise think they are, you won’t even mind the bravado of their lyrics.
Ballin’ Jacks – Tunnel Vision
Genre: Lo-fi Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Rock
Similar artists: Timber Timbre, Last Shadow Puppets, Kevin Morby, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Tempesst, Conan Mocasin
Only the rich are ever really able to choose their destiny. They’re the only ones that can choose to be good all the time. But, if you are blessed with intelligence and charm to their arsenal, then choosing the path of righteousness becomes harder. Besides, does the world really want to see modest, rich heartbreakers?
The same system exists in the world of rock as well. There are a lot of requirements on the pathway to success. You have to buy a good guitar or the instrument of your choice. The clothes and haircut have to match the music. And, of course, you need a record collection to build inspiration from.
Ballin’ Jacks’ Tunnel Vision presents the London group as evil dandy heartbreakers showcasing their wit and the depth of their musical playlists. The group builds upon a tremendous tradition of British pop-rock. It’s music made to capture the minds and affection of the country’s impressionable youths. The Ballin’ Jacks sound like they admire pop-rock’s great charmers and confidently construct their own.