Die Hard

Die Hard
“Here Goes The Rage”

Did video actually kill the radio star, or was that just some bullshit line that we all bought? Because based on what we’ve learned both from the last few weeks and today in particular, we’re left slightly confused by all of this. Firstly, we’ve discovered, oh irony of all ironies, that certain radio stations (for the sake of keeping them annonymous, we’ll call them the Schbee-Schbee-Schee) require a music video from any particular band prior to considering a playlisting or a spot play otherwise. On the other hand, Killing Moon mounted the airwaves hither and tither – an Amazing Radio panel show on one part of town, a live radio broadcast for our own debut show via Strongroom Alive called The Strongroom Sessions – leaving us with the firm impression that the centuries-old platform is indeed still one of the most viable for hearing new and/or otherwise great acts. Drawing on from today’s stint over at Amazing, we’re now doing the done thing of essentially nicking what was panelled to pawn off as our very own discovery – although on further probing (and of course briefing at said panel discussion), Glasgow’s brilliantly-named Die Hard haven’t had too much of an issue getting around and into the ears of some of the online big-boys; Clash Magazine, Abeano and BBC music man Mike Diver all recently having bigged up the weird-popster’s debut eponymous album which received a release a little while back via Scottish label Halleluwah (which interestingly is also home to other local-dude-done-good Dam Mantle). If memory serves correctly, we earlier remarked about the current slew of new bands coming out with this seemingly maturer (is that a word?) and noticably more-upbeat sound at first instance (a la NO and other-Glaswegians Holy Esque), in stark contrast to the buzzy bands of yesteryear (a la dubstep and scuzzy lo-fi) who in comparison seem just bloody miserable. Here Goes The Rage is particularly representative of that notion, with elements of Arcade Fire, Band Of Horses, The National and a bit o’ those Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson BuriedFed-style vocals that we love so dearly, all wrapped up in pretty much spot-on production for the genre. Get involved below, then buy the album here.

Die Hard – Here Goes The Rage


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