New Noise :: The Strange Death of Liberal England :: A Day Another Day

Hailing from the UK (Portsmith, to be exact), The Strange Death of Liberal England are a mélange of influences and sounds that I would never have thought would make for good bedfellows, but hearing them play, I immediately want to slap my forehead. ('Of course! How could it not sound brilliant?!') Lead singer Adam Woolway's voice is a breathy, sometimes cracking, tenor that lies somewhere between The Buzzcock's Pete Shelley and Hefner's Darren Hayman - very good company to keep. Then there's the band - an experimental post-rock marriage of Arcade Fire and (one of my favorites) Saxon Shore. Like Arcade Fire, they have some rousing choruses driven by explosive drums, and just like Saxon Shore, they manage to build and build their songs until the whole thing is a massive conflagration of guitars, strings, and, ohmyGod, the drums. And apparently, after they've played a song live, the band stands in complete silence, holding up huge placards saying things like 'THANK YOU' and 'REPENT REPENT' so they've definitely got quite the stage presence going on as well.

Their debut single 'A Day Another Day' is unfortunately only available in England right now on a limited white vinyl pressing, so unless you want some really high shipping prices, you'll have to wait a bit to get your hands on it. In the meantime, you can head to the band's myspace page and hear 'A Day Another Day' as well as two other amazing songs. I can't recommend enough that you go do this right now. And if you don't...

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