A few months ago, I just randomly stopped posting “Song of the Day” mostly because it became difficult to find good, free music for every even day. So, instead of doing a daily meme for songs, I’ve decided to start doing a weekly meme that’s for the most part the same except each week there will be a different ‘edition’ and not every other week will have a free download. But to start off this new Song Of The Week, I do have a free download for you guys!
Hailing from Newcastle, Indie Rock 4 piece ‘Alexander’ are releasing their debut album ‘Say Hello’ in early 2013 on I Am Mighty Records. The band have been creating a buzz across the UK already. The first single ‘You Lost Youself’ taken from the record is out now, with a beautiful acoustic version of the song as a B-side. Taking influence from the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Futures and Two Door Cinema Club, ‘Alexander’ are bringing a punchy and appealing sound to the indie UK music scene.
A few months ago, I reviewed this album and I really liked it. Alexander has finally gotten a music video out for their song, Say Hello and the music video is awesome.
“The song is about getting away from something that is really dragging you down, finding something fresh and just feeling great, even if it’s just for a week. The video is about being open and just smiling at people saying hello, it’s a message for people to just let everything go and be happy and open. The star signs which are featured on the bottom of each sign, are a symbol of who we are and it’s metaphor to show we are opening up to people”-From the band.
My favourite part is:
I never thought that for a moment that I could believe
There is a better way out for me
Yet the best thing about this
Is that there’s nothing to breathe down my neck
While I’m trying trying, to figure my head out
You can watch the music video for Say Hello here.
Lyrics are here.
THE BONUS STUFF
Lower Lands has a new EP out that’s free! If you’re a fan of Twin Atlantic, You Me At Six, and We Are The Ocean then you will like this EP! I like this EP especially Wasted Youth.
You can get a FREE and LEGAL download here.
Oh man, my favourite british rock band ever. They’re so amazing and perfect and I saw them live. This song is super catchy that sounds like an actual story that sounds so good.
You Me At Six is a British rock band from Weybridge, Surrey. They formed in 2004 and have been playing music for over 6 years now. They have 3 albums-Take off your colours, hold me down, and sinners never sleep. They also have won many awards and have a lot of EPs out for sale. No One Does It Better is off of their third album, Sinners Never Sleep.
No One Does It Better is a song about helping out someone you love because, just maybe, they could help save you as well. It’s about helping each other out when you need them most.
My favourite part is:
If I just saved you, you could save me too
If I just saved you, then you could save me too
I woke up the next morning and I didn’t see it coming
Oh, your bags were packed and gone
I called all your friends and they said hadn’t seen you yet
Oh, my head’s going to explode
You can listen to No One Does It Better here.
lyrics are here.
4.6/5 You Me AT Six have done it again! I can’t believe they can make amazing music, be an actual band, be British, and not be all about their image!
You Me At Six is a British rock band from Weybridge, Surrey. They formed in 2004 and have been playing music for over 6 years now. They have 3 albums-Take off your colours, hold me down, and sinners never sleep. They also have won many awards and have a lot of EPs out for sale. The band members are-Josh Franceschi (lead vocals), Max Helyer (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Chris Miller (lead guitar), Matt Barnes (bass guitar) ,Dan Flint (drums, percussion).
What I don’t like about this album is (even though I still love it) that all of the songs sort of sound…the same. Same beat, and same strings and chords with only different lyrics.
What I like about this is that they focused more on the music than on their image like other ‘bands’. I like how ‘When We Were Younger’ is smooth and soothing unlike the rest of the album and I can play it on repeat without even realizing it. The best part about this album in my opinion, is the lyrics. The lyrics are original, they speak the truth, and they are shockingly easy for their audience to relate to. I would also recommend this to music lovers who love british bands that are all about the music and and all about the different types of relationships that are out there. To me, this album is about growing up and dealing with the tough shit that sucks. And believing that if you ‘save someone’ that they can ‘save you too’.