these three individuals had in common was their depressive childhood(unbelievably,
two of the members are products of the same “baby-fabric”).
Coming from diverse backgrounds and being conscientous of their technical inability in playing instruments,
they hardly tried to recruit new forces in their project.But that resulted unsuccesful.Not trying to recreate a moderate version of “Sonic Youth” ,the female part of the Alicka Problem
took the duties of bassist and lead singer, while the men ,due to their non-rockstar-appearance ,
found their ways in the darkest corners of the stage by playing guitar and drums.
Their unorthodox way of mixing influences expands from adding extreme guitar-effects to Nick Drake’s
and Leonard Cohen’s songwriting to singing like Hope Sandoval or imitating Radiohead’s Phil Selways’ hair-do.
Most of the bands imitate, the better ones copy & paste (our category) and the real good ones invent music ( Neu! , Blla Blla Blla , Slint , Autechre etc.) . So here’s the deal:
A Place to Bury Strangers ; These New Puritans ; The Fall ; 5ive’s Continuum Research Project