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Towers of London

Towers of London: On a NooseOn a Noose (2005)
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Towers of London are back, and this time, they've got something special: A whole extra minute of music! That's right -- believe it or not, Towers of London have returned with On a Noose, another two-song EP logging a ridiculous, outlandish, six minutes of music. Now, I really don't understand the.
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Towers of London are back, and this time, they've got something special: A whole extra minute of music!

That's right -- believe it or not, Towers of London have returned with On a Noose, another two-song EP logging a ridiculous, outlandish, six minutes of music. Now, I really don't understand the rationale between releasing two two-song EPs on CD. If they were 7", that's understandable, but that's not the route they took, so here I am again.

Last time around, the band dropped two raucous, high energy punk rock tracks full of grit and 'fuck you' attitude. This EP provides more of the same, but for whatever reason, the songs seem much more forgettable. The title track, "On a Noose," is full of bombast and snarling vocals, but on the whole, it's really more repetitive than it needs to be. It's by no means a bad song, but in getting down to the structure of it all, everything that's heard in the first minute of the track is repeated 7 or 8 more times in the subsequent two minutes. The last EP wasn't the most sonically diverse thing I had ever heard, but there was a decent amount of variation to be found.

The second tune, "I Lose It," actually fares a bit better. Big guitars, big vocals, but it's nothing extravagant. It's much less repetitive, and more oriented towards the chorus, but even then, it's able to stay away from really being all that repetitive. "I see you walking through the park!" is said more times than is needed, but it's a minor gripe for such a rocking song. Fuck It Up is a much better introduction to this band, but either way, they've got a great amount of potential to be realized.

 


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Anonymous (April 13, 2006)

total cunts

Anonymous (March 31, 2006)

Wankers doesnt come close to it. still, they wont be around for long enough to worry the music buying publc.

Anonymous (March 25, 2006)

How easy it is to hate....Cynicism ins't punk at all. It's amazing how close-minded and elitist punks can be. . Convince yourselves that you are a rebel bucking the mainstream by dressing like everyone else in the scene. "No way, you wear a studded belt and steel-toed boots. Oh shit Party at C-Squat!!" Pseudo-punkness indeed. ToL are a good band, they are better then your buddies disgusting retread of old school hardcore and grindcore "pioneers."

Anonymous (January 22, 2006)

this is the worst kind of comic pseudo punk rubbish ive ever heard. these guys are a joke.

Anonymous (December 28, 2005)

Wait, this is a new band?

Well, I'll be fucked. I assumed they were just a bunch of washed up has-beens from '77 who were trying to make some cash from nostalgia. I assumed wrong.

Anonymous (December 27, 2005)

I imagine the reason they do it is to look edgy and alternative, and underground, by releasing a two song 7" style package on CD, but if they released it on 7", then all the trendy, edgy, arty music press fucks wouldnt be able to play it in their cars on their way to work, and as such, they wouldn't be able to continue to be edgy, alternative and underground in the mainstream british press, they'd actually have to rely on fans who wanted to collect their music. Which would drastically reduce their sales levels to single figures

Ignitedude (December 27, 2005)

Crap.

Anonymous (December 27, 2005)

First!

This band are a bunch of wankers.

That is all.

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