Backlash Fodder – Amy Winehouse

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amy-winehouse__.jpgIt seems that we Brits are always in dire need for someone to fall ungraciously from their pedestal. At the moment, that person is Amy Winehouse. In fairness to Amy, she’s taken to the task with aplomb, creating column inches with her debauched goings-on and a seemingly constant series of dramatic events. To some, she’s a weird drunk. To others, she’s a tainted angel with the soul of a tortured jazz singer.
Now, for a backlash to be the real thing, it should usually stop an artist before the second album has even come out… however, Amy Winehouse seems to be getting it in the neck after the second LP.

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Backlash Fodder – Charmparticles

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charmparticles.jpgOn ObscureSound, they’re getting all breathy about a band called Charmparticles, noting that they have a “vocalist that soars in rare emotional capacity, a guitarist whose infectiously haunting melodies are in the forefront of each song… Charmparticles appear destined for great things.” Hmmm. They also say that “a band like Charmparticles… are headed for either one or two things: Humiliating backlashes or cult-like followings.” Guess which I’m going for?
When I hear this band, I hear a sappy synth led jangle that has about as much vigour as custard dribbling down the side of a jug. Echoed guitars a la every two bit indie rubbish you hear fill each song in the hope that you may think that their songs are epic. Sadly, these songs are about as epic as kitten farts. This band would be great for, say, a 10 year old girl to listen to before she discovered real music, but those of you with brains and taste, you’d be better of dancing to the sounds of a cement mixer. To listen to Charmparticles, click here

Backlash Fodder – The Wombats

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thewombats.jpgAh. The Wombats. The next big thing. They’ve been on telly and everything! Graced magazine pages and generally whipped people up into a frenzy. And! Whoooop! They have a single out that namechecks Joy Division! BECAUSE! GET THIS! IT’S IRONIC! Oooooh… they sooo nearly got it right. It’s not ironic… it’s moronic.

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