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Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 15:17
by St Jeemo the Humourless
David's band new single/video just released. Give them a listen.

http://www.clashmusic.com/videos/premie ... e-be-a-man


Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 16:50
by yomptepi
It seems a long way from Luca. How long ago was that?

It is nicely produced, and well played.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 17:00
by St Jeemo the Humourless
yomptepi wrote:It seems a long way from Luca. How long ago was that?

It is nicely produced, and well played.


The Luca cd was 2013. The new band are three quarters of Luca, new singer and with the couple of years between releases they evolved a bit.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 17:28
by ConnyOlivetti
Like it very much, the singer nails it for me...
The video... well, I could do a better one for them...
but guess it suit its purpose, so no biggie

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 00:46
by sloopjohnc
I like the song, it's good, but the singer is distracting. He looks like he's either hemorrhaging from a brain tumor or swatting flies in slow motion

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 07:42
by Hugh
Nice one, David and band.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 14:16
by blindlemonjefferson
I like this. Which one is your son?

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 14:43
by St Jeemo the Humourless
blindlemonjefferson wrote:I like this. Which one is your son?


The drummer

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 14:56
by Darkness_Fish
I can't say it's exactly up my street, it sounds somewhere between Crowded House and Keane, with a tiny hint of Alt-J. But if it's any consolation your son might not rate my current work in trying to delete financial data in accordance with Spanish data protection regulations.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 15:10
by Rayge
The band this track brought to my mind - as much for song construction and production sound as the performances – was The Blue Nile. Which is a good thing in my world. And I liked Mr Gibbins's voice, although, as usual, I didn't actually pick out more than 10% of the words. I thought it was pretty good, which sounds like faint praise, but isn't.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 16:27
by St Jeemo the Humourless
previous release


Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 19:24
by sloopjohnc
Is this a side-gig thing for your son or his day job the side gig?

That's no comment on the music, but just interested to understand how committed your son and his bandmates to the music.

In college, I worked at lots of record stores with guys in bands - the record store was my way of getting extra money, but for the guys in bands, it was simply a way to pay the rent and dress the way they wanted to at work. I was definitely the square guy on staff.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 20:13
by Neige
Alt-J and Blue Nile do come to mind (although the singer's gestures are a bit distracting). I like Be A Man a lot, but Grail is a bit eeeerr... nondescript.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 20:20
by toomanyhatz
The singer is definitely the weak link, but I suppose that's the style now (says the cranky old man shaking his fist). The music's very good. Which one's David? (Hopefully not the singer :oops: .)

EDIT: Ah, he must be the drummer. My other criticism is it's too hard to find any information about them on line.

SECOND EDIT: Oh, you already said that. :oops: :oops:

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 21:16
by sloopjohnc
toomanyhatz wrote:The singer is definitely the weak link, but I suppose that's the style now (says the cranky old man shaking his fist). The music's very good. Which one's David? (Hopefully not the singer :oops: .)


I thought he was okay, just hard to look at. You're singing a song, not going through an exorcism.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 22:04
by St Jeemo the Humourless
Some answers

The band is the main thing, work is the side gig.

They have a Facebook page, they have been working solidly for the past few years, playing gigs now and then. They plan to be more active now.

The song is about in part the death of his father and trying to fill his space and "Be A Man" so I think a few things are being worked through.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 23:38
by sloopjohnc
Jeemo wrote:Some answers

The band is the main thing, work is the side gig.

They have a Facebook page, they have been working solidly for the past few years, playing gigs now and then. They plan to be more active now.

The song is about in part the death of his father and trying to fill his space and "Be A Man" so I think a few things are being worked through.


Thanks. that explains a lot.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 14 Apr 2018, 11:57
by St Jeemo the Humourless
The boys are playing in Glasgow tonight, I'll pass on all your thoughts. cheers to everyone that took the time to watch and reply.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 31 Aug 2018, 15:17
by St Jeemo the Humourless
New single available on Spotify, Violent Type. Video to follow.

Re: Long-Distance. My Son's Band

Posted: 01 Sep 2018, 13:57
by Jimbo
Videos always distract so my judgement without watching just listening is I like the song and the singer. Best of luck to your son and Long-Distance. (That is the band name, right?)