Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Cancel The Astronauts- Intervention- Review

Cancel The Astronauts are one of Edinburgh's most exciting upcoming bands. They perform 'secretly miserable pop tunes' that people love to dance to, and are due to release their brand new single Intervention, following up from their two critically acclaimed EP's, and their stint on the T-break stage at T in the Park. This will consist of the following:
Is this a sheep dog? Very clever.
A. Intervention
B1. Echoes of Love 
B2. The Hardest Thing 

This can be found and downloaded on CAT's Bandcamp for a mere £3: http://canceltheastronauts.bandcamp.com/

Hard copy CD's will be released on April 16th- the same day iTunes put it up for download.

I have had the privilege of receiving a copy of this single already and it's fair to say I'm more than impressed.
Opening with Intervention, we are hit with the powerful synths, foot tapping, head nodding drum beats and catchy lyrics. This particular song "documents those messy ends and sleepless nights when a relationship
is over bar the admission of it." From listening, you could never tell this was the meaning. How secretly depressing. The next track Echoes of Love features much more guitar with softer interlinking synth. Coincidently, the crux of this follow on track is the loss of love- depression is a recurring theme.
Lastly, the acoustic The Hardest Thing brings a much more mellow end to the single, a calming end to indie pop tunes. And guess what the general feeling stemming from this track is?

Overall, Cancel The Astronauts are setting a name for themselves with the release of this single. The flawless synth will play a big part at gigs (a list of which to follow) as it will appeal to the young, energetic crowds of Scotland- and hopefully further afield. If you're liking their sounds, why not catch them at any of their upcoming gigs:

24th March - Sneaky Pete's, EDINBURGH (wIThe Bad Books & Fuzzy Star)
6th April- Henry's Cellar Bar, EDINBURGH (wi Astronaut Head, The Cosmonauts & Fishing For Seagulls)
13th April- Saucy Mary's, SKYE
14th April- Newmarket Bar, THURSO
18th April- Flat 01, GLASGOW (MILK)
19th April- Cafe Continental, GOUROCK (BEATCLUB)
(plus more TBC)

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