||So Vain||thenewno2||4:43||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Another John Doe||thenewno2||4:03||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Back to You||thenewno2||4:47||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Give You Love||thenewno2||4:25||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Bluesy||thenewno2||4:59||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Yomp||thenewno2||3:33||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Hiding Out||thenewno2||3:30||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Crazy Tuesday||thenewno2||3:52||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Idle Lover||thenewno2||4:50||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Shelter||thenewno2||5:54||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Wind Up Dead||thenewno2||5:06||£0.79||View in iTunes|
'You Are Here' Is A Masterpiece!
You Are Here is an incredible debut album from thenewno2. I knew this album was going to be good based on the bands' previous singles and EP. Just how good, I could never have imagined. From the opening cymbals of 'So Vain' to the closing bars of 'Wind Up Dead' this album is a delight to the ears.The unique sounding tracks are filled with swirling synths, intricate drum beats and jingly acoustic guitars. The additional use of a ukulele on some of the tracks is most welcome. Dhani's vocals are clear and precise. Who would have thought that he could sing falsetto? Confident backing vocals throughout the album by Dhani and on the last track by Bryony Atkinson only add to this masterpiece. The melodies are catchy, emotional, sometimes dramatic. The lyrics are clever, poignant, and at times emotional. This is one of those albums where each time it is played the listener will find something new in it. The addition of a digital booklet for those who purchase the full album is a welcome addition. Add this album to your collection, it's a delight!
brave new world
In this brave new world you might be forgiven for thinking they wired up Dhani Harrison’s voice box to set of testing brains and nervous systems to see which intonations would elevate you, the audience, to state of paralytic ecstasy. Together with zooming guitars deftly mixed with chilled synths this album is a piece of aural heaven. The songs are songs for our time with musical references to the optimism of past generations. Where is our modern utopia? What happened to the social revolution? How on earth did we get to this social, historical and political juncture, to a time when consciousness of the image precedes that of the soul (or as Boris Groys would suggest, where image has become the soul)? The ethos of this record is fascinating and I wish the lyrics were included in the digital booklet, (but for a clearer idea you can witness their videos and more songs on their myspace page). They’re a very exciting band in their own right and I hope they get to evolve and develop before being elevated too quickly. I also hope they will be able to see through any sycophants or critics and continue to think for themselves.
Rather dull. Not for me.
I followed the other reviews but really should have found a way to listen to more than the 30-second-samples offered on iTunes. Rather over-fond of minor key harmonies for my ear. Probably a wasted purchase. Shame really - I was hoping for something more and better.
Formed: London, England
Years Active: '00s