Monday, April 14, 2008

The Presets

Everybody knows them. Everybody loves them. They are of course one of Australia's best grown talent, The Presets. Their back, for those of you who have been living under a rock, and boy are they just that. It's been three long excruciating years since the release of the band's debut album, Beams, and I'm sure I'm not the only one in saying that it was a wait well worth it. Apocalypso is the name of the new album, and it picks up from where Beams left off. Kicking And Screaming is possibly one of the best album opener's since, well since Steamworks. It just has everything that Presets fans will be familiar, but that little bit more. This time around Jules and Kim have gone more melodic and less sing-along, which is really quite something to hear. It's great to see the band are looking to explore their sound and push their boundaries a little. It's worked off a charm, My People sounds just like an anthem should sound, This Boy's In Love couldn't be more of a perfect second single, and the filmclip that accompanies it is really something else, but I think one of the stand-outs, and mainly for it's obscurity and out of place-ness (and the cheesy lyrics), would have to be Yippiyo Ay. This album is phenomenal, there's really no other way to put it. Not only have the band pleased just about everyone of their hardcore, but there's no doubting whatsoever that their going to attract a whole new audience. Whether or not that's a good thing, only time will tell.

The Presets Kicking And Screaming
The Presets This Boy's In Love
The Presets Yippiyo Ay

Purchase Apocalypso and watch the video for This Boy's In Love.


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