On 20th January 2005 at 16:15 Anonymous 3723 wrote...
I really like Franz Ferdinand so that's quite a compliment! I've always been fairly optimistic that there are people in Leeds who are into the same kind of music as us, and so therefore might be more into this than Holden.
Current guitar music which I am enjoying is the likes of The Futureheads, Zutons, Coral, Beta Band, Shins, Belle & Sebastian, Willy Mason, Keys, Clinic, Brendan Benson and even a spot of Kaiser Chiefs who I reckon have the potential to be even better than Franz. Those who like the above will at least be on the same wavelength as us.
There is indeed a repetition thing going on in the last tune. Repeating yourself is a good thing. Matt wrote it about getting up day after day to go to work, doing the same thing over and over like a machine and watching your life ticking away week after week with nothing much to show for it. And anyway repeating yourself is a good thing.
The only point I would disagree with is the idea that there is a similarity between the three tunes; in fact I think they're widely different from one another stylistically. The only theme repeated throughout the songs, other than they're played by the same five people in the same room, is that they take a pop at something (city life, people in the music business, monotony in jobs). They're all fairly cynical lyrically.
That's just my perspective, but check the songs out for yourselves, you can listen to/buy them on the website.