Ahead of their EP launch next week, FSTL lay some tunes on us…
1. Sleep party People – 10 Feet Up
Daz: Shaun and I went to Roskilde festival in Denmark a few years back. Great Festival. During the days of warm-up they have just one stage with upcoming Scandinavian bands. We made a couple of great finds in those few days. Here is one of them that we’ve followed since then.
2. The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??
Shaun: One of the best live bands I’ve ever seen. Their shows consist of hamster balls, confetti, spaceships, giant laser hands and loads of other weird shit. I’ve been known to go on a bit whenever someone mentions The Flaming Lips, but I absolutely love them. This song contains the greatest key change of all time and it’s just euphoric.
3. Efterklang – Step Aside
Daz: I get quite obsessed with certain tracks quite often and just listen to them over and over again instead of listening to loads of different music. This has been one of the biggest instances of that. I love how Efterklang always take fresh approaches to new material and how they’re always evolving. We’re both really looking forward to their new album and th3eir show in the Cork Opera House.
4. Radiohead – 2 + 2 = 5
Shaun: Radiohead are the best. Everything they’ve done since The Bends is crazy good. I learned a lot of guitar and piano just playing along to their songs when I was a teenager, they’ll always be one of my favourite bands. I particularly like this song because of the way it builds up, and the end section is frantic.
5. The Chemical Brothers – The Pills Won’t Help You Now
Daz: This song feels like a journey. It’s so simple but still manages not too feel too long even though it’s almost 7 minutes. I love the way it rises and falls and then rises again.
Shaun: The Chemical Brothers are so consistent and prolific in what they release, and they put on an amazing live show. For some reason this one gets overlooked, but it’s an absolute tune.
Fear Stalks The Land play The Roundy, Cork Fri Sept 20th with Twin Lights, 9pm, ADM €5
Their EP Myra is released the same day