Bands to Watch #161: TAPETHERADIO

By on Tuesday, 9th February 2010 at 12:00 pm

TAPETHERADIO are an infectious indie trio from Deptford. The band have already supported Athlete, and are recently hot off the road having toured with Stereophonics in January. Now, look, I know that ‘indie trio’ and ‘Stereophonics’ doesn’t exactly send excitement rushing through the veins, but honestly, I urge you to read on…

…Because, despite that cliché genre bracket I just hit you with, this band are really, pretty good. Think the dry darkness of Chapel Club (who we introduced a few weeks back), mixed with the electronically epic riffs of The Editors, the nostalgia of The Cure and Joy Division, with one final pinch of fun ala Futureheads, and we’re nearly there with these Deptford darlings. Comparisons (and woah, I just made a lot of them!) aside, TAPETHERADIO genuinely create awesome tunes which, quite frankly, would fill an indie club dancefloor quicker than you can say ‘The Maccabees’.

They have an epical edge to them, too, which we always appreciate here at TGTF. The bass can really pound through a song, the drums are pretty damn slicing, and the soaring vocals really reach some super heights of passion at certain points. The chorus of Save a Life – “If I was with you tonight, I would save a life! Save a life!” – is just waiting for a packed Reading tent to sing along with it, while the White Lies-esque opening riff of The Message needs a huge starry lit stage to be truly appreciated.

So yeah, I really do like these guys, and it won’t surprise me if you will be hearing TAPETHERADIO on a, er, radio near you sometime soon. If I was incredibly rich and owned a record company, I would certainly consider signing these promising lads up, so, EMI, go listen yes?

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[…] up was Deptford’s very own TAPETHERADIO (pictured right) that Jess introduced us to last week. Amazingly tight, their indie pop-rock is a masterpiece, slightly Cure-esque and very […]

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