Monday, July 20, 2009

Narration Nation

Ok, so I know it's been a while since I posted something for you guys to look at, but while I was gone I found you a new diamond in the rough. They're called Narration, and they're here to breathe new life into the recently stalling indie scene. Coming in off the chilly streets of Southwest London, Narration, comprised of Dan Holt (vocals and guitar), Simon Macson (drums), Paddy McNicholas (keyboards and synths), and Al Oliver (bass), are like a new-age Coldplay with a shot of adrenaline for good measure, so, instead of a whiney, spacey sound, they have a tight, indie sound that will invade your ears and take over your senses.
Now, via a close friend of mine, I got my hands on a special advanced copy of Narration's upcoming debut single, "Miracle," with the b-side, "Please Show Me the Lights." What can I say about these two songs other than they are just straight forward, piano driven rock n' roll? Something grabs you, and you don't even know what it is, but you know you sure as hell like it. "Miracle" opens with a fantastic drum beat, a driving guitar riff and a great piano line. After the concise first single comes the b-side, though sure to be their next single, "Please Show Me the Lights." Opening with an eerie cymbal beat and a rhythmic bass line, "Please Show Me the Lights," then picks up, and drives right along, until that eerie cymbal beat is replaced by pounding beats on the toms, and then the piano comes in, followed by some searing guitar that makes you wonder whether this is really indie rock or not. "Please Show Me the Lights" continues for just over 8 minutes, but don't be fooled, this is not a song you want to fast-forward at all. Like "Miracle," "Please Show Me the Lights" boasts great lyrics, an awesome rhythm, and just makes you want to sit and listen to every single second of it. Listen for these British newcomers. They might be new on the scene, but make no mistake, they'll be around for a while. 

Sounds Like: Melee, Muse, Coldplay 

Key Tracks from Miracle: "Mircale," "Please Show Me the Lights"

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