Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Helicon - Take The Ride EP

New(ish) EP from local(ish) bunch...

Helicon first came onto my radar when someone linked to their excellent cover of Hallogallo in a post below. This prompted me to check them out on their myspazz where I discovered a link to this EP.

I had a sneaky suspicion that there may be a Mogwai influence or two lurking away in their sound due to the band name, but there's much more besides. His'n'hers vocals for a start. They sound quite shoegazey in places, and I mean that as a compliment.

I got in touch with the band to see if they minded me posting this, and it turns out it was recorded in a studio in the back-of-beyond place where I grew up (and actually played a gig about 22 years ago but that's a different story). Small world, eh? They're from East Kilbride, the shithole that was home to the Jesus & Mary Chain back in the day (and home to my only ever car crash) - obviously a hot bed for creative talent that place...

I've listened to this a good few times now, and will definitely be checking 'em out the next time they play live - this is definitely worth a download.

Oh, apologies for the lack of recent posts. Real life (ie worky pish) has been getting in the way...

Helicon - Take The Ride EP
1 - The Point Between Heaven and Hell
2 - Truth Or Consequence
3 - Hiding In The Shadows

Check out their myspazz for more tracks


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ytz said...

awful font. proper 7inch baggy from the 90s style.

Anonymous said...

they sound cool has anyone seen them live i can defo hear the warlocks in them