Posts Tagged ‘indie’

The Stone Roses Return

Posted: May 18, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Guitar, Songs
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After many many years, the Stone Roses have released some new material. Can their jangle-indie win new fans in the era on the soft synth, or will this just be a nostalgia trip for middle aged die-hards? Classic Roses production with a heap of reverb on Ian Brown’s wandering vocals, 90s style vocal harmonies and catchy riff driven guitar parts.

Elastica were an alt/punk/indie band whose fame peaked in the mid 90s, with the release of their self titled (fastest selling ever) debut album, which entered the charts at No 1. Justine Frischmann provided the understated, conversational style vocals, over the bands hook heavy songs. Elastica found themselves at the centre of a controversy when several bands sued them successfully for plagarism, including post punk band Wire and the Stranglers. Elastica songs feature heavily distorted guitars playing catchy riffs, close harmony backing vocals and featured many female musicians in the original and subsequent line-ups.