They said it was over, they said we were wrong…

What do Shelves sound like?

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Apparently, when you’re new and no one yet has concept of your sound or even the genre you’re working in, it’s a good idea to mention which other bands you sound like. I was resistant to the idea; I mean, nobody likes to think their music to be derivative! But maybe that’s just silly and precious. After all, it is a common question we ask between friends about a new band: What does their music sound like?

On that note, let’s try a few on for size:

1. If Teenage Fanclub played in Pavement to songs written by Weezer.

2. Ash with members of a very young Guided by Voices.

3. An un-American Superdrag.

4. Matthew Sweet who never went solo but somehow joined Spoon.

5. Stephen Duffy with a fascination for overdriven guitar amps.

6. Less radio-friendly, and even less macho Foo Fighters.

7. Big Star as a 90’s garage band but with lousier songs.

8. Every band on Naruto Season 1 soundtrack rolled into one.

9. Phantom Planet had the new millennium never happened.

10. Manic Street Preachers, if they were girls – and illiterate.

The mighty Asian Kung-Fu Generation performs Naruto theme song “Haruka Kanata.”


Written by Noel

November 24, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I think this has gotta be the best entry ever here


    November 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    • Haha. I’m actually now on holiday in HK. Cant believe I’m logging onto WordPress from my hotel bed instead of seeing the sights.


      November 24, 2010 at 4:25 pm

  2. Dude…that’s a warning sign. Hahahaha…


    November 24, 2010 at 7:07 pm

  3. Hahahaha, a tad pointless, but my favourite Naruto track was from Season 5, The Mass Missile’s Ima Made Nando Mo!


    November 25, 2010 at 12:53 am

  4. I mean, c’mon! The dude looks like Melvin Seeto (Makansutra) and it’s got this crazy Hammond-like riff going on!


    November 25, 2010 at 12:55 am

  5. A very original cross examination!

    Melvin Ho

    April 26, 2011 at 1:38 am

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