Issue 46 2012

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INDIE / ROCK 48 EVENT PREVIEW ENTER SHIKARI / CANCER BATS / ENGINE-EARZ EXPERIMENT @ CAMDEN ROUNDHOUSE Issue 46 / 2012 ARTIST OF THE MONTH: ANDY BURROWS It���s shaping up to be a triple threat on the bill at Camden���s Roundhouse on December 16th. And it���s going to get noisy. After an exhausting summer packed full of festivals and international dates, Enter Shikari are set to play a series of Christmas shows to round off the year. Supported by the crushingly heavy Cancer Bats and Brighton based live dubstep act, Engine-Earz Experiment, it���s going to be one hell of a show. Over the course of previous tours, Enter Shikari have been tearing up venues across the UK, though this time they���re eschewing larger venues in favour of sweaty, intimate gigs. Singer Rou Reynolds explains ���when you factor in the basic facts ... it starts to feel like quite a cost just to be able to limply say ���we played Wembley���, so we made the choice of actually going smaller for this tour.��� Smaller on venue but not on sound. Grab your tickets now: Were you asked to describe Andy Burrows to someone, you would immediately hear the words ���He was the drummer in Razorlight��� blurt out of your mouth. And technically you would be correct. But he���s grown into so much more since the split three years ago, so much so that even to preface a profile by referring to him as Razorlight���s ex-drummer feels cheap and lazy. He���s since fronted I Am Arrows, released material in a collaboration with Editors��� Tom Smith and now is releasing his first solo album. Entitled Company, it displays a different side to Burrows, comprised chiefly of acoustic driven, folk-tinged songs. It���s a more downbeat and introspective experience than previous projects. The opening track ���Company��� is a good example of this new direction. Displaying a ���dreamy and, at points, dramatic��� feel, the song���s melancholic subject matter is elevated to something more powerful than the sum of its parts. One of the stand out tracks, ���Keep Moving On���, released as a single way back in May of this year, bridges the gap between old and new works. With a thumping rhythm and even a somewhat incongruous guitar solo, it���s reminiscent of early Richard Ashcroft with a sweeping, almost orchestral quality to it. This melodramatic style of production is a double edged sword, subtly embroidering some tracks while obscuring Burrows��� voice on others. This is a real shame, as during a recent live performance of the album it becomes resolutely clear that these elements are unnecessary. Burrows��� voice is the star of the record; clear and powerful but not without character, it needs no embellishment. DECEMBER RELEASES Omens 3OH!3 (Photo Finish) Almer��a LIFEHOUSE (Geffen) Green Day ��TR��! (Reprise) Captain Horizon THE LIGHTS OF DISTORTED SILENCE (Independent) The Zolas ANCIENT MARS (Light Organ) Jack Beats SOMEBODY TO LOVE (Columbia/Deconstruction) The Cellophane Flowers STARING AT THE WORLD (Minor Fall Records) Ninetails SLEPT AND DID NOT SLEEP (Superstar Destroyer) Pulled Apart by Horses TOUGH LOVE: SESSIONS (Transgressive Records) Bruno Mars UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX (Atlantic Records) Menagerie THEY SHALL INHERIT (Tru Thoughts) Dry The River SHALLOW BED (ACOUSTIC)

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