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The Lemon Twigs

Postby bhoywonder » 14 Oct 2016, 14:35

Anyone else enjoying this new act from New York? Not for everyone, but I'm thoroughly enjoying their debut album...


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Postby bhoywonder » 14 Oct 2016, 14:36

They're only the band that Wings could have been :D

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Postby Tactful Cactus » 14 Oct 2016, 21:44

I like them and I hadn't heard that song, its great! There's so much going on in those six minutes, most bands would struggle to fit that many ideas into a whole EP. They remind me a bit of Foxygen, the sound is very accomplished and ornate 60's pop, the image is a sort of foppish glam.

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Postby bhoywonder » 09 Nov 2016, 08:50

Interesting you mention Foxygen, as the two guys from Lemon Twigs are on the next Foxygen album, which ounds a lot like Do Hollywood. Feels like all the hip kids in teh US are listening to Todd Rundgren!

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Postby pcqgod » 09 Nov 2016, 19:39

I've had a friend recommend them to me. I need to investigate.
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Postby bhoywonder » 10 Nov 2016, 08:27

I wa listening to them on the headphones this morning as I walked to work. They're a really interesting band. Essentially, they're indie guitar songs, but with so many layers of harmonies, such huge instrumental arrangements, that they take quite a lot of listening before you even start to get to the heart of the song. They remind me in that way of All Things Must Pass. And although they do sound pretty derivative, at the same time, they sound like a breath of fresh air.

Same goes for Foxygen.

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Postby jimboo » 10 Nov 2016, 18:15

'I wanna prove to you ' is sooooo good it hurts. Remarkable album. Quite a find. The Foxygen comparison is spot on , so much going on. Contender for the album of the year.
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Postby bhoywonder » 11 Nov 2016, 09:04

jimboo ™ wrote:'I wanna prove to you ' is sooooo good it hurts. Remarkable album. Quite a find. The Foxygen comparison is spot on , so much going on. Contender for the album of the year.


Yeah, great song. He's some singer, that guy, isn't he? They don't look old enough to be that good. And the drummer is everything a drummer should be.


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Postby Tactful Cactus » 11 Nov 2016, 12:27

bhoywonder wrote:And the drummer is everything a drummer should be.


Including looking exactly like a young Moon! :shock: Maybe these two kids are genetically modified Rock stars and this is the future of music nostalgia. Out with the tired old originators and in with their younger selves reborn

Anyway they sound good -- right now I'm into lo-fi jazzy prog rock so they're right up my street - don't care if everyone else is rolling their eyes at them and Foxygen.

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Postby Jumper K » 11 Nov 2016, 13:35

Fuckin dreadful. Chuck in everything in a failed desperate attempt at eclecticism. At heart they are next doors kids failed school indie band, not even popular with their friends. They deserve a good kicking and a healthy dose of the Circle Jerks. Wankers.

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Postby jimboo » 11 Nov 2016, 14:04

Jumper K wrote:Fuckin dreadful. Chuck in everything in a failed desperate attempt at eclecticism. At heart they are next doors kids failed school indie band, not even popular with their friends. They deserve a good kicking and a healthy dose of the Circle Jerks. Wankers.


If a certain mr Johnny Coan showers his disapproval on this lot then the rest of us will be comfortably reassured we are listening to a truly great new act folks.
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Postby Count Machuki » 11 Nov 2016, 15:50

Jumper K wrote:Fuckin dreadful. Chuck in everything in a failed desperate attempt at eclecticism. At heart they are next doors kids failed school indie band, not even popular with their friends. They deserve a good kicking and a healthy dose of the Circle Jerks. Wankers.


OK, I'm definitely checking it out now.
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Postby Jumper K » 11 Nov 2016, 17:33

Count Machuki wrote:
Jumper K wrote:Fuckin dreadful. Chuck in everything in a failed desperate attempt at eclecticism. At heart they are next doors kids failed school indie band, not even popular with their friends. They deserve a good kicking and a healthy dose of the Circle Jerks. Wankers.


OK, I'm definitely checking it out now.

Why, I oughtta....

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Postby gash on ignore » 11 Nov 2016, 18:07

A fucking war should sort them out. Conscription now!
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Postby Quaco » 11 Nov 2016, 19:25

bhoywonder wrote:
jimboo ™ wrote:'I wanna prove to you ' is sooooo good it hurts. Remarkable album. Quite a find. The Foxygen comparison is spot on , so much going on. Contender for the album of the year.


Yeah, great song. He's some singer, that guy, isn't he? They don't look old enough to be that good. And the drummer is everything a drummer should be.


Note that the drummer and guitar player switch halfway through. Turns out the drummer is what a guitarist should be too!
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Re: The Lemon Twigs

Postby Tactful Cactus » 11 Nov 2016, 21:19

Playing UK in a months time

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Re: The Lemon Twigs

Postby Twang » 13 Nov 2016, 16:25

I saw these guys play last night...I think the album is uneven (with flashes of promise) and so went in with no extraordinary expectations, but man, they were fantastic! Just a whole lot of fun. One brother starts off on drums and harmony vocals while the other takes the lead on guitar and vocals and then they switch halfway through. I think the first half edges the second because the younger brother is the better drummer whereas the older brother writes the better songs and has the better voice, but it's no let down the other way around or anything. I think they released the wrong songs for the single.

The younger brother is a bit overzealous with the jumps, kicks, and windmills during his turn on guitar (and looks a bit like a young Townshend anyway), but it's nice to see bands these days have some flair for theater and look like they're having fun up there. They played some new songs (of similar quality to those on the LP) from an EP they said is upcoming in early next year.

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Re: The Lemon Twigs

Postby Count Machuki » 14 Nov 2016, 01:43

Listening now
It's fucking terrible
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Re: The Lemon Twigs

Postby bhoywonder » 14 Nov 2016, 08:46

Count Machuki wrote:Listening now
It's fucking terrible
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No it isn't, you just don't like it, grandad ;)

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Postby ORORORO » 14 Nov 2016, 08:53

No - it's fucking terrible.
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