Monday, September 15

The Gaslight Anthem

The ever-aching hype machine can be a hard thing to measure sometimes. But if there's one band leading the pack of Indie's Most Fussed About it's probably The Gaslight Anthem. Deserved? Well, judging by the one we'll all be sick of by the time the record is punctured into our brains enough times - The '59 Sound - yes, very much so. Swelling up in the manner of a good version of The Hold Steady riding on the coat tails of mid-80s Springsteen, it's mighty for sure. They can tour with post-hardcores like Thrice and Rise Against, yet they can one-day open for mega-huge acts like Editors or Kings Of Leon. It's a 'universal' sound that you've heard a ton of times before, but works today all deodorised in America's newfangled talent-assault on the musical world.

The '59 Sound

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