Live4ever Presents… Lost Knives & Egyptian Hip Hop

Its not enough that I give you two great bands that deserve your love and attention, but this week both Lost Knives & Egyptian Hip Hop hail from the great city of Manchester. I will start off by giving you a band who not only breaks convention but seems to have created their own genre called Doss Pop.

Egyptian Hip Hop

Egyptian Hip Hop are four guys who effortlessly create interesting blippy nuggets of pop genius. Think Good Shoes with a hint of Talking Heads and your just that little bit closer to how wonderful this band is. They seem to have created this amalgamation of pop loving guitar hooks with dark and gloomy 8bit casio beats. They do this so well and at times they sound like they don’t give a shit! But that’s no criticism, its an indication of how so effortlessly this band achieve ahead of their time tunes.

The band only have two tracks on their myspace page one of which, ‘Rad Pitt’, is one that I know plenty of people have been talking about. It definitely sums up everything I said about this gang of lovable misfits. Currently unsigned, but I am told that wont be for long, Egyptian Hip Hop sum up a generation of musicians that are able to, without effort, create boundary pushing music. If you want to know what direction bands are going to take in 2010, you only need to follow one band and they are Egyptian Hip Hop!

Check out Rad Pitt and Heavenly here

The band are also playing the following shows…

18 Oct 2009 20:00
ITC NME showcase Night & day w/wolf gang, everything everything etc Manchester
19 Oct 2009 20:00
ITC Hit club party Manchester
20 Oct 2009 20:00
ITC official Chicago Rock cafe Manchester
21 Oct 2009 20:00
Night and day w/ Crocodiles Manchester
14 Nov 2009 20:00
The Bumper – Liverpool Liverpool
17 Nov 2009 20:00
Night and day w/ Cymbals eat guitars Manchester
4 Dec 2009 20:00
Ruby lounge s/ Good shoes Manchester

And now we come to a very recent discovery for me, and when I mean recent I mean literally half an hour ago! I cant begin to tell you how instant this band is. I took one listen to Lost Knives and it felt like an epiphany erupting right in front of me.

Lost Knives

What would it be like if all you wanted in life was a moment in music that made you thankful for your ears! Well listening to some of the tracks from Lost Knives that is almost a reality. Big sounding guitar/synth magic given to you on a bed of crashing drums that just make your feet feel like jittering wrecks. Why these guys are unsigned is beyond me, you take one listen to ‘Cold Morning’ or ‘Left Alone’ and you feel the sudden impact this band had on me. I love that feeling of instant admiration for a band that you have only known for a very short time. Its a sign of something special and that’s definitely what Lost Knives are.

Its doom/indie new wave that will not only make you want to do a running jump onto the dance floor, but will make you wonder where this band have been all your life.

Check the band out here and also if Manchester is your home city for great music then see them live…

17 Oct 2009 20:00
Night and Day Cafe, w/ Everything Everything Manchester, Northwest
18 Oct 2009 20:00
Bar 38, In The City Manchester
22 Oct 2009 20:00
Barfly, SWN Festival Cardiff, Wales
13 Nov 2009 20:00
Ruby Lounge w/ Lyrebirds Manchester, Northwest
4 Dec 2009 20:00
Ruby Lounge – w/ Good Shoes + Wild Palms Manchester

Can I now take a minute to mention a band that was mentioned in the first Live4ever Presents… Chapter24 have recently been getting some great press and fully deserve it. Check the band out and they are playing live on these dates…

17 Oct 2009 20:00
Stag’s Head Dalston, London
24 Oct 2009 20:00
Meat Raffle @ Catch Shoreditch, London and South East
29 Oct 2009 19:30
Moshi Moshi Night @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen w/ BLK JKS and JAPANDROIDS London and South East
7 Nov 2009 20:00
Biddle Brothers Clapton, London and South East
11 Nov 2009 20:00
ADULTS @ The Macbeth w/Fiction & Private Trousers Shoreditch, London
13 Nov 2009 20:00
No Fiction @ Powers w/ Fever Fever London and South East
14 Nov 2009 20:00
F.L.U @ Tommy Flynn’s London
28 Nov 2009 20:00
Unhappy Birthday Club @ Camden Head Camden, London and South East
4 Dec 2009 20:00
Club The Mammoth @ Hobby Horse Dalston
17 Dec 2009 20:00
All Teeth’s Xmas Party @ Buffalo Bar Islington, London and South East

Peter Cornish Barlow

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