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If 2011 closed with the awesome discoveries of singers such as Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Ben Howard or Ed Sheeran, 2012 (Happy New Year!) does not fall behind. Oh, no. The other day I was just checking out what Charlie Simpson (Busted and Fighstar) had been up to lately when I wound up reading this excelent, musical blog, which I highly recommed to everyone who speaks the Queen Mother's language because, seriously, it is worth it. Leaving aside that our musical tastes are very similar and that his musical knowledge is astonishing (and that, by the way, I've just found out that he has as well a movie blog that is named after one of my all time favourite The Gaslight Anthem songs and that my love increases by the minute), I owe him the discovery of this very band that we're now talking about: The Dangerous Summer. Thanks!
Damn you, Last.fm! You didn't show them to me before! They appear as similar artists of bands like Valencia, Man Overboard or The Starting Line, which, as far as I'm concern, I like! Anyway, they (The Dangerous Summer) had entered my life and mostly my ears and that is all that matters, isn't it? So far I've only got time to listen five times to the new album, War Paint, ranked #1 in the list The Best Music of 2011 by this young fellow (who is American and a year younger than me, based on what I've read on some of his posts). Our dear Hayley Williams (singer for Paramore, for those of you who are not exactly experts on the subject) said this about them on Twitter:
And she was right indeed, our Mississippian gal! When I first listened to 'No One's Gonna Need You More', the originality of its chords did not leave me speechless as Biffy Clyro kinda did when I discovered them. However, it did manage to do something that no other new band had ever achieved: it took me back to my youth. I'm no granny, you know, but I'm not a teenager anymore and those "glorious times" have gone by (for good or for worse). And still that feeling that we've all experienced at some point... that moment when we felt the world was ours, when we thought we were invencible, when we believed friendship was forever and we had our entire lives to live, to experience... All that suddenly came back.
Translation: Ryan & Co.