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The British Music Scene
Due to lack of cultural diversity on MTV, many teenagers today have not been able to check out artist from other music scenes, such as the one in the United Kingdom. Not only does Britian music scene include rock and R and Blues, but they also have a whole hip hop movement too. From the perfect pitch voiced Craig David, whom recently teamed up with Police frontman Sting on a song called “Rise and Fall” (Which I highly recommend you listen to write after you read this article), to rapper Kano, who has been compared to Jay-Z in many magazines, the British music scene seems to be shaping up quite nicely.
Part of this music movement is the band Does it offend you, yeah?. They are an electro rock band whom are known for their energized live shows where most of the instruments used are either broken or nonfunctional by the end of the show. After listening to their song on the trailer of the new “Fast & Furious” movie, I decided to check them out.
The band’s sound is like a mix of punk with techno. It uses simple sounds and combines them with good drumming to produce something which I can only explain as alien. Also, the lead singer adds a computer generated auto tune to his voice, making the song just sounds even more like techno. Yet, there are still traditional electric guitar and bass in some of their songs hence why there are called an electro ROCK band. In both their music videos and live shows, the band shows a really high level of energy, jumping around as much as possible. I definitely advise listening to this band if your into things like Benny Benassi or Daft Punk.
Overall, I think we should definitely keep an eye on the British music scene. The British seem to have what some American artists are lacking, and thus you should definitely check them out. Who knows, maybe some of them will become your favorites as well!