These Furrows enjoyed a successful 2011: basking in considerable airplay from Huw Stephens on Radio 1 and Huey Morgan on Radio 2; joining the likes of General Fiasco, Don Broco, Rise Against and Rizzle Kicks on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds; and reveling in mainstream recognition from publications such as Q and Kerrang!
Alt-J are one of the hottest up and coming acts on the scene right now, and proof (if proof was needed) of this came in the form of a queue around the block to get in to see them at Blind Tiger on Friday 11th May.
These Furrows’ latest offering, single ‘No Invitation, No Welcome’, is an upbeat, genre-transcending number characterized by jagged, distorted power chord progressions, melodic and intricate guitar licks and kick-driven drum patterns.
Beans On Toast’s 3rd Album ‘Trying to Tell the Truth’, released on 1st December, is a typically simple but fun jaunt through such topics as the difficulty of choosing new shoes, the March super moon, the London riots, and of course sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.
Angels & Airwaves’ second musical installment in the Love project, fittingly named Love: Part 2, was released on the 1st November to coincide with the release earlier in the year of the Angels & Airwaves produced film Love. Love the film is an atmospheric and tense journey into the psychological impact of isolation on a lone astronaut, and the subsequent introspection into the importance of love and human contact.