Wednesday, 23 January 2008

"Forget we're English just for one night"

Revolution74Most of my favourite music is on the twee side, but from time to time my mp3 player cries out for something louder. That's when I break out Revolution74. They're a Chichester-based 5 piece with memorable hooks, crunching guitars and an energy that jumps out of the speakers. It's pure indie powerpop. Take the non-disco song Disco Boy as an example:

Revolution74 - Disco Boy mp3 (available for 7 days)

Revolution74 started off as Captain in 2002 before realising that some other gits had got to the name first. For the past year and a half they've been signed to digital label Criminal Recordz with whom they've released 2 EPs, How Long Must You Wait and You Are The Disco. In 2006 they supported Pagan Wanderer Lu at The Water Rats and in 2007 The Hoosiers at The Joiners.

Revolution74 - Big Man mp3 (available for 7 days)

You can download the EPs from their Captain days from the Revolution74 website and listen to the two most recent EPs. To my ears there's been an obvious improvement since the early days.
Revolution74 can also be found on myspace and you can buy the EPs from Criminal Recordz. I've got my fingers crossed for a full-length album in the not too distant future!

Here they are live (and sweaty) performing Pink Hair.

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