Salutations, I know everyone's turned into a music snob and now hates the Arctic Monkeys (it doesn't help that they seem to act like complete twats everytime they appear in the media a lá Lily Allen) but I've found some live versions of tracks that will be appearing on their new album 'Favourite Worst Nightmare'.
Obviously with the live recordings, the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired so it'd be unfair to judge the new material until better recordings appear. Nonetheless, first impressions seem to have already made the melodic 'Fluorescent Adolescent' a fan favourite with its catchy chorus. The stomping 'D Is For Dangerous' has the same energy 'Fake Tales Of San Francisco' did and the first single from the album, 'Brianstorm' is like the bastard child of Klaxons (producer James Ford's influence perhaps?) and Muse.
Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent (Live) // Sendspace download link
Arctic Monkeys - D Is For Dangerous (Live) // Sendspace link
Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm (Live At The Morecambe Dome) // Sendspace link
So far, so good I'd say.
A couple of other new tracks I've come across are from the interesting new electro side project of The Wombats and MC Lars. The new MC Lars track comes courtesy of Live105 [link] and although nowhere near as great as his past material, still shows off some of his post-punk laptop rap skill. Perhaps a bit tongue in cheek but 2 Many JDs show they can not only produce brilliant indie pop as part of The Wombats but also bang out an impressive electro tunes. Good times.
MC Lars - White Kids Aren't Hyphy // Sendspace link
2 Many JDs - Intertwined // Sendspace link
Oh and if you haven't already, hot foot it over to the Los Campesinos! website to download their new single. For free. How awesome of them. Relive my interview with them [link].