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The World War I’s
“Psyche Assay”/”Lost Cosmonauts”

The World War I's

Graduation. This is something we’ve had an experience or five with in our young-ish lives. We graduated from University once upon a time. We graduated from our parent’s loft to, well, our own privately-rented loft. We graduated from being one of those constantly-living-in-our-overdraft-life-sponges (yeah, we know what most of you lot get up to, with ya thousand-dollar lifestyles on ya hundy-dollar incomes. We INVENTED that shit). This is a recurring theme for us in several different artist-related contexts. However, in this context, we’re using the word in a very different sense. We’re seeing quite a few people we’ve been lucky enough to be associated with in the last year-and-a-bit essentially go on to achieve great things – and admittedly it’s a little bit sad, but really we’re just chuffed for our friends who richly deserve everything that’s happening to them at the moment, mainly by virtue of writing great tracks so emotive that they make you shit, and working their arses off constantly to make that shit look easy for people like you and I. On that note, our heartiest congratulations to our buddies Dan Croll and Royal Blood; the former for playing probably the best show we’ve personally witnessed to date (and following various rekkid dealz in various places), and the latter who have clearly signed to some major label today and are making us all angsty by not telling us who it is. Perhaps we know already, perhaps we don’t. Not the point. The chaps done real good, and in all likelihood will continue to do so. Speaking of bluesey rock and roll types, new New York guys The World War I’s seem to be doing just fine themselves on that front, if double-whammy Track Of The Day efforts Psyche Assay and/or Lost Cosmonauts are anything to go by. Skimming over information available on various social networks much like a pebble stone across rough waters before it plunges a million feet down into a waterfall of “we’re terrible at internet-based research”, we’ve learned that these guys recently toured in their native US of A culminating in a few appearances at CMJ in October. Which we didn’t go to. Again.  Perhaps as a differentiation to the Royal Bloods and The Family Rains of late – although clearly sharing a similar soundscape – there is something inherently 50’s/60’s R’n’B about this stuff, giving a flavour of music that lends itself more to White Stripes and/or Kings Of Leon bashing up with Led Zeppelin and/or White Denim. We dare you to try not head-nodding to this.

The World War I’s – Psyche Assay

The World War I’s – Lost Cosmonauts

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