I can't wait to see these guys! Anyone curious about the band can check them out live in LA in the next week. They're gonna be at the Key Club on Sunset Blvd on Feb. 11. The week after that they're finally coming to the east coast, playing some cheap gigs in New York City.
They're also playing Late Night With Conan O'Brien for their first TV thing on Feb. 16, so finally everyone will be able to hear them. I've been listening to them for a while, but last year they put out "You Are Here," and things have just been looking up ever since. The music is a kind of electronic rock, but not exactly mixed together, either. Experimental at times; they call it "Post-Bristol electro-blues." And yeah, yeah, we all know who the lead singer looks like. It's hereditary!
But facial similarities aside, the band is gooooood. They're playing Coachella Saturday. I'm in a state of shock and pride at seeing how they've gone about spreading their music. And you should go see them, too.
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Wednesday's gig at the Key Club will be streamed online on Stickam, from what I understand, so if you want to see, it's going to be there...
They did a handful of gigs there throughout September, and also streamed them on Stickam. First one was a little shakey, since they'd never performed live before, but by the end of the month the band had gotten into their element.
YouTube's got a few of their videos. They friggin' do everything themselves: direct the videos, make the album art, produce the music, distribute the music.
The album was on iTunes when it was released in August, but I don't think it's there anymore. If you find it and the EP, I recommend "Another John Doe," "Back to You," "Shelter" and "Out of Mind" for downloads. It's all good, though.
apparently ouchhurts forgot to mention the ONLY interesting thing about the band.. it's Dhani Harrison's band, the son of George Harrison that is. that'd be at least worth a gander.
If that's all you're going for, then you'll be dissapointed. Go see Paul McCartney instead; he plays Beatles songs in his set. Thenewno2 does not. In my first post I said we all know who the lead singer looks like, his dad is George Harrison, yeah, yah.
But besides that, the band is great. I disagree with the boring comment, I actually think this is different than anything considered groundbreaking at the moment.
I do have a slight passion for this band...When I first heard them, all they had for the public were these little 30-second clips. I always thought it was friends jamming, and never believed it'd turn into a proper gig for these guys. Now it has, and then some. And the music got better along the way. But this is just my opinion.
I'd love to hear the thoughts of people who've actually listened to the band's music, though. Is it too weird?
i've listened to it. i enjoy the song "truly" as it seems to be the only song i can find where Dhani ISN'T singing (aside from background). i don't know, it just sounds like a young clueless experimental brit-pop band.
in other words, "experimental" and "pop" should never be uttered in the same genre.
Since I'm supposedly very passionate about this band and recommended them to others attending the festival this year, I thought I'd put the friendly reminder out there for those who are curious about Thenewno2 and what they sound like.
...Tonight they will be on Conan O'Brien, performing I don't know what. It will be good, though. It's their first TV anything ever, so you're witnessing freshness firsthand.
I was just gonna start a thread about this, just got done watching the Conan performance...
Didn't dig the vocals at first (also wasn't aware that their lead singer is Dhani Harrison, George's kid, until I looked them up on wiki), but overall I really dug the tune they played. Had a very minor sound but was interesting.
Hopefully they're not on the same time as Blitzen Trapper on Saturday and all is well.
Well damn, after the mini-hype I started, I'm glad they're getting a good response here! My friend thinks they're horrible, and I would argue with her, but she doesn't even know what Coachella is. They're gonna bring the good stuff on Saturday, then!
"Choose What You're Watching" is great. Best lyrics. Random, slightly useless trivia: The video for it was directed by the drummer, Oli. He directs all the videos.
The bit on Conan last night was probably one of their best.
They sound way too average. Show me a song of theirs that stands out and I'll like them.
I think he gets too much credit for being George Harrison's son.
What's funny about this is that I haven't heard any of the Beatles kids actually say they wanted credit for being a Beatle kid. Maybe Julian, but in all reality he's just a little bit full of himself. But so was John at one point. So it's OK.
Anyway, I don't listen to them because he's George's son. I listen because he's a great musician. Anyone heard "Another John Doe?" Great song.
And lastly, Dhani has never tried to advance his own career by using his father's name, wo how can you justify writing that?
And now, I sound like a total fanboy, so I'll stop here.
And then let's not forget at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony with Tom Petty and Prince (and that fucking solo! a classic!). Dhani's "OMG Prince is amazing" face is the best. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifp_SVrlurY
I don't see it happening at Coachella, though. Although I heard Paul is a fan of the band, and he might give them a plug for Saturday.