Tag Archives: Indie Rock

Editors “Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors”

Editors “Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors”

We’re taking another trip across the pond this week for our Song of the Week. With an enrapturingly dark indie/rock sound  “Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors” by Editors is our Song of the Week over here are Radio Unleahed.

Dark Indie Music

That’s really the best way to describe this song. It sounds indie, sildenafil like the song is wearing an old flannel with an ironic mustache*. But you walk away from the song feeling uncomfortable, not quite in a panic just unsettled. Watching the video for this song only reinforces that feeling.

Don’t let that turn you off though, it’s a damn good song. There is some serious talent here. Everything is musically tight, and I can just picture these guys tearing it up on a nice stage when I close my eyes. How an indie music fan like myself went this long not knowing about these guys is criminal.

Editors the Wiki

These boys are from jolly old England, Birmingham specifically. Since 2002 they’ve been rocking unleashing their brand of Indie rock on the world. They all met while attending university and decided to trade in the textbooks for guitars.

They started getting buzz around some of their songs on BBC’s Radio 1’s Onemusic Unsigned. Then in 2004 they were signed to the indie label Kitchenware Records.

Since then Editors have released three albums, two of which went platinum. Their latest album In This Light and On This Evening was released in 2009. So clearly these very talented dudes need to get their act together and release a new album.

Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors

Thank you for checking out our Song of the Week over here at Radio Unleashed. Tune back in next week for more awesome tunes. And don’t forget if you like what you’re hearing find us on Facebook or Twitter and let us know what out next song of the week should be. Enjoy!

Lyrics

Pull the blindfold down
So your eyes can’t see
Now run as fast as you can
Through this field of trees

Say goodbye to everyone you have ever known
You are not gonna see them ever again
I can’t shake this feeling I’ve got
My dirty hands
Have I been in the wars?
The saddest thing that I’d ever seen
Were smokers outside the hospital doors

Someone turn me around
Can I start this again?

How can we wear our smiles
With our mouths wide shut
‘Cause you stopped us from singing

I can’t shake this feeling I’ve got
My dirty hands
Have I been in the wars?
The saddest thing that I’d ever seen
Were smokers outside the hospital doors

Someone turn me around
Can I start this again?
Now someone turn us around
Can we start this again?

We’ve all been changed from what we were
Our broken hearts left smashed on the floor
I can’t believe you if I can’t hear you
I can’t believe you if I can’t hear you

We’ve all been changed from what we were
Our broken hearts smashed on the floor
We’ve all been changed from what we were
Our broken hearts smashed on the floor

Someone turn me around
Can I start this again?
Now someone turn us around
Can we start this again?

*This blogger is currently planning to have the greatest mustache after the end of the No Shave November competition he is participating in. Pictures to follow……..

Brooke Fraser “Something In The Water”

Brooke Fraser “Something In The Water”

I was looking at flights to New Zealand to escape the impending New York winter when I came across the lovely Kiwi singer/songwriter Brooke Fraser. “Something In The Water, treat ” the lead single from her 2010 album ‘Flags’ is our song of the week here at Radio Unleashed.

New Zealand Time

Just has the title implies there is something going on with this song. It’s folky with an undeniable American style to it, approved but it’s also easy to sing along to. Clocking in at just under three minutes it’s a short sweet tune to warm up your day as winter starts on this side of the world.

Listening to Fraser belt it out in such a style makes me want to get back on the folk/Americana band wagon, and forget I ever fell in love with Dubstep. Scott Kara from The New Zealand Herald put it best, the song is “a right little thigh-slapper, with a bit of a stomp to it, and it’s about good times, drinking wine, and being in love.”

Brooke Fraser the Wiki

Fraser had a musical childhood, taking piano lessons, and teaching herself to play guitar. In 2002 she moved to Auckland to pursue her music carrear. There she made some connections and eventually landed a record deal with Sony Music.

Since then she has released three successful albums and won numerous awards for her music. She is also an advocate for charaity work, using her popularity to highlight important issues.

She now lives and works out of Sydney Australia.

Something In The Water

Thanks for checking out our song of the week. We hope you enjoy it. Make sure to stop by next week for more great music.

 

Lyrics

Do do do do do do do do do do

I wear a demeanor made of bright pretty things
What she wears, what she wears, what she wears
Birds singing on my shoulder in harmony it seems
How they sing, how they sing, how they sing

Give me nights of solitude, red wine just a glass or two,
Recilined in a hammock on a balmy evening
I’ll pretend that its no thing that’s skipping my heart when I think of you
thinking of me babe I’m crazy over you

Aaah Aaah Aaah
Theres something in the water, something in the water
Aaah Aaah Aaah
There’s something in the water, that makes me love you like –

I’ve got halo’s made of summer, rhythms made of spring
What she wears, what she wears, what she wears
I got crowns of words a woven each one a song to sing
Oh I sing, oh I sing, oh I sing

Give me long days in the sun,
preludes to the nights to come
Previews of the mornings laying in all lazy
give me something fun to do like a life of loving you
kiss me quick now baby I’m still crazy over you

Aaah Aaah Aaah
Theres something in the water, something in the water
Aaah Aaah Aaah
Theres something in the water that makes me love you like I do

Oooh oooh oooh [x3]

Give me nights of solitude, red wine just a glass or two, give me something fun to do

Aaah Aaah Aaah
Theres something in the water, something in the water
Aaah Aaah Aaah
Theres something in the water that makes me love you like I do

Aaah Aaah Aaah
Theres something in the water, something in the water
Aaah Aaah Aaah
Theres something in the water that makes me love you like I –

Do do do do do do do

 

 

Bombay Bicycle Club ‘Always Like This’

Bombay Bicycle Club “Always Like This”

Straight from London, physician comes England’s latest, see greatest music export Bombay Bicycle Club. Their single “Always Like This” from their 2009 debut, link is our Song of the Week over here at Radio Unleashed.

This song really caught me off guard. A good friend has been recommending Bombay Bicycle Club to me for a few months now. I finally gave in last week and am now wondering how my iPod has been living without these guys.

Indie Folk Done Right

The song  ‘Always Like This’ starts out with a great bass groove and sincere lyrics, and never loses that steam. At parts of the song it almost has the classic funk feel. Hearing it makes me picture James Brown wearing flannel and thick rimmed glasses.

Other great tracks from these guys include their new single “Shuffle” from their latest album ‘A Different Kind of Fix.’

Bombay Bicycle Club, The Wiki

Reading up on how young these guys are makes me want to trade my life of blogging for a guitar. They started playing together at 15 years old in 2006, and in 2007 they entered and won Virgin Mobile’s ‘Road to V Contest’.

From there they were propelled into the musical stratosphere of Indie Rock. They signed with a label and have recorded 3 full-length albums since then. As well as of course playing all sorts of shows and festivals around world.

Always Like This

Thanks for checking out our song of the week. Take a listen to Bombay Bicycle Club ‘Always Like This’ and if you’re looking for more check out their newest single ‘Shuffle’.

Lyrics

Oh she can wait,
For what I can give,
She knows what I am but,
She won’t believe me,
Is it all ok?
Will I come off the lightest?
I can’t believe it,
It’s always like this,

Kept it at bay
Yes you kept your words
There on your mouth
But it’s not what I heard

If I follow the light
That I deem the brightest
I won’t believe that
It’s always like this

I’m not whole
I’m not whole
You waste it all

[Repeat]

I’m not whole

Oh you can wait
For what I can give
You know what I am
So you know how I live
Try to look proud
But you’re not in the slightest
Its happening now
And it’s always been like this

I’m not whole
I’m not whole
You waste it all

[Repeat]

I’m not whole