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That New Band Smell: Good Friend

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ATL | 20:13 UK time, Monday, 16 April 2012


Good internet to you, blog reader. It’s Phily Taggart back on stank patrol here at the New Band Smell. It’s been over a month since the last time I’ve checked in and since then I have amassed a bindle (yes bindle) of tunes so brimming it’s fit to burst. Here are three select cuts from my collection:




Ryan McMullan – Dance With Me

Portaferry’s young answer to Foy Vance has an ample sleeve that he has acoustically displayed his heart on. Extremely promising!

Blue Whale – Baby Lost at Sea
Throw all the sonically challenging genres of music you can think of into a bin, now boot it down the stairs, the result: Blue Whale. Strangely compelling jazz-punk-kraut action from Belfast’s newest aural renegades.


Good Friend – Crazy Kev

It’s not the usual turn of events for a band to call time on their career on the first day of recording the debut album but this is precisely the misfortune that happened Under Stars and Gutters. Out of the scattered ashes, three single minded individuals reupholstered themselves with instruments and set about starting a new. That band is ‘Good Friend’, a three piece of lion hearted rock and roll, think The Gaslight Anthem mixed with the blind passion and heart that characterises so many North Coast bands.




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