Next week Leeds Pop Punk bands Make Your Mark and Calls Landing head out on a Already Heard-sponsored UK tour, and for this week’s edition of “Something For The Weekend” with handed the reigns over to Calls Landing drummer Charlie Thomas.
Since forming in 2011 and with a select amount of releases in their back catalogue, 2013 will see Calls Landing continue their rise with new material set to be released and more touring planned.
For his three choices as guest writer, Charlie picks three bands that are refreshing yet are heavily influenced by some of his favourite bands.
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I picked these three bands because I really connected with their music. In terms of influences especially, a host of my favourite bands are the favourite bands of the three I chose and the influences I share with the bands are evident within their music and persona. I also feel that they’re producing something fresh and exciting. Each bands music has put me in a state of excitement and anticipation in regard to seeing their music live too. Fortunately, I’ll be able to catch The American Scene this May when they tour the UK, hopefully I can catch The Vestals and Moose Blood pretty soon too!
For Fans Of: Early Brand New, Morrissey, and Tigers Jaw.
I discovered this band back in August, I follow their drummer Glenn on Tumblr and he’d posted a track, a couple of friends reblogged it and I digged the artwork, it looked like something from the film Drive. The track was the demo version of ‘Bukowski’ and it just grabbed me. I guess it was a mix of the pop culture references, including Morrissey and drinking coffee, and the catchy little guitar lick in the verses. They released their début EP in December, it’s such a feel good record, you should check it out for sure!
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For Fans Of: The Cure, The Smiths, and Hearts and Souls.
I discovered The Vestals through my friend JD, he posted them on my Facebook and told me it was Save Your Breath’s ex-guitar player’s new band, they sound like The Cure and are uncontrollably indie (in a good way). Then Luby and Conor from Hearts and Souls told me about them too. So I checked out their stuff and I was instantly hooked. Super catchy anthemic, reverb ladened goodness! It’s also very spooky how much the singer looks like Morrissey circa 1984.
The American Scene
For Fans Of: Brand New, Transit, and The Dangerous Summer.
I first heard of The American Scene in a car journey back from Sheffield after seeing The Wonder Years and Hostage Calm play a show. Jonny from my band and Luby from Hearts and Souls were sat in the front with TAS’s first release on and were super into it, I didn’t really get it at first but when TAS released ‘Safe For Now’ last summer it all clicked into place. The vocals have a hint of AJ Podermo (The Dangerous Summer) in there and musically there are hints of influence from Vin Accardi’s (Brand New) guitar work and hints of Misser in there too. If you’re looking for a good emo rock record with a hint of US indie in there, then look no further than The American Scene. I’m hooked on them, ‘Safe for Now’ was my second favourite record of last year, just behind Now, Now’s ‘Threads’.
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Calls Landing and Make Your Mark begin their Already Heard-sponsored UK tour next Monday.
Mon 18th Sheffield, South Sea
Tue 19th Leeds, Cockpit (Slam Dunk clubnight, free entry with ticket)
Wed 20th Leicester, The Soundhouse
Thu 21st Bristol, The Lanes
Fri 22nd Manchester, Zoo (Deadbolt clubnight, free entry with ticekt)
Sat 23rd Newport, Le Pub
Sun 24th TBC