Saturday Night Warm Up Tracks: ASIWYFA, Ocean Colour Scene and Head Automatica
We’re halfway through the weekend, so crank up JOE’s Saturday warm up tracks and get ready for your Saturday night.
By Peter Cooney
And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Set Guitars to kill’
ASIWYFA have gained a massive reputation as an awesome live act since their formation in 2005. They released their epononymous debut album in 2009 to much critical acclaim and toured extensively in support of it. They followed up their debut with last years ‘Gangs’, which was subsequently nominated for the Music Prize, losing out to Jape’s ‘Ocean of Frequency’.
Ocean Colour Scene – ‘Get Blown Away’
15 years ago today, Ocean Colour Scene released their third album, ‘Marchin’ Already’. Always going to be difficult following up the previous years ‘Moseley Shoals’, ‘Marchin’ Already’ knocked Oasis’ ‘Be Here Now’ off the top of the UK album charts, making the Birmingham lads one of the biggest Britpop acts.
Whilst not quite reaching the peaks of ‘Marchin’ Already’ again, the band have continued to maintain a large loyal fanbase, especially on these shores.
You can catch the Britpop legends in Dublin’s Academy next February 15th and 16th.
Head Automatica – ‘Brooklyn is Burning’
More known for his work with post-hardcore outfit Glassjaw, Daryl Palumbo decided to try his hand at something a bit more pop-oriented back in 2003. In 2004, Head Automatica released their debut album ‘Decadence’, which was produced by Dan the Automator, to mixed reviews and modest commercial success.
The Long Island natives followed up ‘Decadence’ in 2006 with ‘Popaganda’. The band have just completed a UK tour in support of forthcoming album ‘Swan Damage’. Unfortunately, we still await a release date.