Welcome to the worst blog on the internet. Swansea's The Arteries have been making waves across the country over the last two years and having just toured up to fest again with New Jersey's Static Radio and tours with dead to me, flatliners and another european tour already booked for 2011 i can seriously see this band becoming the 'punk' band in the country.
The new album dead sea came out just over a month ago and is phenomonal. I have no idea how they do it but they can blend melody, rock n roll, shredding guitars, blistering drums, perfect harmonies and the catchiest hooks since... well the first arteries album.
Ive already seen these songs live three times and they nail it everytime. This album in some respects is very different to 'Blood, Sweat and Beers' that album is very poppy and chorusy yet still super fast and intense. This album has the poppy songs and choruses but also has a rock as fuck aspect and some pure guitar sections which build up to these intense instrumentals. Miles' voice has got stronger and he really lets rip in this record. Reading this i sound like a twat so im going to stop there and just say check this out coz it rules. If you have not seen them live a) where have you been and b) do it now. They are having a small break now having been on tour since the summer but be sure to check them on the flatliners tour next year.
Arteries' friend and all round awesome chap, Andrew Bangers' label 'Specialist Subject Records' has released the cd version and you should buy it right now from here if you like the first album, The Bronx, The Steal, ACDC and Descendents and the beach: http://shop.specialistsubjectrecords.co.uk/product/the-arteries-dead-sea-cd-pre-order should be getting a vinyl release early next year in the USA, label to be confirmed so watch out for that too, record nerdz.
I have kindly been allowed to upload a couple of tracks from the album so get a taste and then buy it friends.
Acoustic Associations: http://www.sendspace.com/file/zt2x62
Don't Come Around no more: http://www.sendspace.com/file/b6ujxx
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