fredag 24 augusti 2012

Review Madness of the Night

Lyrically kinda, well, kinda pathetic—“Shittalk! Bulltalk!/Do you think we care” is the opening salvo. But on its own Goth terms it’s irresistible. Entirely within its genre. And although its beats and its rhythms lie far far closer to bands from the early 80s British New Wave (relying, if unawaredly so, on Adam Ant’s “Desperate but not Serious”), it doesn’t matter. Singer Abir Lillman has an almost ethereal voice, and one without all the Goth or Death Metal histrionics (like going up and down the scales at ear-piercing volume). She sings beautifully, at times orchestrating her voice like a human Theremin. Beirut-born and raised in a strict Arabic home, Lillman was apparently an atheist and feminist from early on, and music, particularly hardcore music, seems to have offered her solace if not outright salvation. And after her future husband and now musical partner Daniel Lillman helped relocate her to Sweden, she seems to have fully embraced everything Go th offers. Its music, its lifestyle, its aggressiveness and assertiveness, its independence, its fashion, its visceral release. And lest you think that’s merely armchair psychoanalysis I’m dispensing—it’s there in the Lillmans’ music. It’s in this song. It’s in what in anyone else’s hands would have been considered a silly song, a joke. But “We Are Gothrockers” is anything but silly. The music’s solid and catchy and hard and pounding. And Lillman sings with abandon. Her release is practically palpable. It has all the power of the most heartfelt ghazal—the form of Arabic verse that’s a poetic expression of the pain of loss and the beauty of love that can come from that pain.

Review by Devon Jackson

tisdag 21 augusti 2012

Review: Sweden’s ‘Madness Of The Night’ Release New EP

News Editor - Feargal Daly | 21.08.12
Sweden’s own genre-defying band Madness Of The Night have released their debut EP ‘Voices of the People’.

Having formed just this year, Madness Of The Night sees the alternative band resist specific genre categorisation blending rock, punk, goth and more throughout their music. In doing so, Madness Of The Night instantly set themselves apart from the crowd.

This well produced EP manages to be unique in style and sound, while resisting any off-putting clichés and pitfalls that so many bands attempting this style fall into. Its accessibility will stand for the band and across the three tracks – ‘Voices of the People’, ‘We are the Gothrockers and We Don't Care’ & ‘State of Madness’.

The band has also been met with acclaim across Scandinavia and Russia with radio and TV airtime gathering a small legion of fans surely set to grow. Of course being featured here on MRU is also another accolade the band can add to their list!

Still not convinced about Madness Of The Night? Check out their music below and listen for yourself!


onsdag 1 augusti 2012

Madness of the Night on Nightbreed radio

Madness of the Night´s song Voices of the People are featured on Voe Saint-Clare´s show Gloom Cookies over Nightbreed radio. It is a new song and not published on the net...