Happy Monday one and all. Actually, the words Happy and Monday should never feature in the same sentence should they? Let us verily screw that and move on. Anyway, it IS Monday and thegeneral hadn't thought to be posting again so soon. However, something brand new and oh so exciting came to pass and therefore an extra blog post was warranted.
You may remember (I bet you don't, though. You say you do, but I've seen the way you look at other blogs when you think my back is turned...) about twelve months ago, an introduction to a great group from the North East called Arcs and Trauma. You can read the previous post here and I recommend you do.
thegeneral really loves Arcs and Trauma a lot. They are fresh, inventive and full of spirit. They have just, in the last 24 hours, uploaded a new song and video to go with it onto the YouTubes. You can watch and listen below:
The song is called "This Place That I Love" and it's absofuckinglutely brilliant. It's energetic, gets under your skin and makes you feel proper alive. The video is nicely done, it's humorous, got a nice low-fi home-made feel to it which really matches the band's sound. Watch it right through to the end for a nice little out-take too. The song won't actually be released until December this year, but it's a great chance to listen to them and get to know their incredible talent. You can hear the new single here:
Once you've done that - hoik yourself over to their bandcamp page:
And familiarise yourself with their other EPs, which are equally awesome. Noisy, discordant, punky and yet at the same time, really endearing. They're a great band - thegeneral would really like you to give them some of your time.