Tuesday, July 17, 2007

This isn't Avril Lavigne's new single...

...but it might as well be.

The band is called Paramore, and they're from a place called Franklin in Temmessee. Apparently, they're not just an attempt to cash in on the radio-friendly teen-punk market and are serious musicians with a credible sound.

Everything I've read about them mentions that they're Christian. This has no impact on their music, but people seem to think its novel - despite the fact it's a massive religion with roughly 2.1bn followers worldwide. It's like pointing out the band have eaten a Big Mac, or own a television.

The lead singer is 18-year-old Hayley Williams, who is possessed with a powerful set of pipes, as well as a rather striking singing voice. Apparently, the song is based on a true story about a girl who used "sex to manipulate one of my friends, in particular, to the point that none of us - in our little circle of friends - recognized him." She doesn't mention if this guy turned into a honking great purple dragon who ate kittens and could shoot toothpaste out his nostrils, but that seems to be the jist. (Are you sure about this? - Ed)

Anyway, the band's second album, Riot, is meant to be good if you like that sort of thing. I'm holding back judgement until I hear a few more tracks, but I thought I'd share.

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