Monday, 17 January 2011
It's hard not to fall head over heels for Tubelord, because the band sound like they themselves are falling head over heels. Schizophrenic guitars thunder through double time loud/quiet routines while the drums sound as if they walk all the way up a flight of stairs only to fall back down them again. Then you've got the surreal lyrics being sung to you as if it were all a pop song. In a way it is, because their songs have buckets of appeal. But not in the classic pop song way. Song structures are thrown out the window with Tubelord, replaced by their own take on how songs and the accompanying instrumentals should be done. Tubelord are sweeeeeeeet in the way that they take the aggressive/progressive confusion rock made popular by bands like Biffy Clyro and make it so much more fun to listen to. They add uplifting choruses, danceable shifts in rhythm and imaginative lyrics that spark wonder in the mind instead of dread. As if by magic they make music that is considered pretentious, unpretentious. Tubelord, we salute you.
For Fans Of:
Blakfish, Biffy Clyro, Tellison