So what’s so new about new rock?



Occasionally, there’s a post about what’s in my CD player. There has been a lot of hype about what they call “new rock” over here in the US. I don’t really know what the “new” in “new rock” really is supposed to mean. If you think about it musical categories are fairly stupid. Anyway, thing is there are quite a few British bands that’d deserve as much hype as The White Stripes, say, or The Strokes - even though you can’t say for sure whether you really want to wish somebody hype; it’s almost as if you wish them cholera.

So who are the bands frequently rotating in my CD player? First, there’s Ikara Colt (there’s an excellent inofficial site here), whose first album I have been listening to for a while now. Their second one is due out in April 2004 I heard. Electrelane just released their second album (that features fairly excellent art work/photography). And then there’s British Sea Power. Browse their sites for audio and/or video clips.