April 24, 2005

Unabashed Joy!

Music front cover
Title:
Team Boo
Artist:
Mates Of State
ASIN:
B0000AKY3T
Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

On the one hand I have a 2,500 word essay on Trust Law…on the other I could sit and listen to "Team Boo" by Mates of State…no surprises which one ive picked

I just wanted to share this band with the world…especially at this time when uni can suck more than a vaccuum with exams/revision/essay/prospect of unemployment looming…you need some happiness…and Mates of State are here to deliver

This is happy music, Mates of State compromise of a drummer and organist…that's all (hmm bit White Stripes-ish) and its a man and woman duo (thats very white Stripe-ish) and they are married (enough with the similarities already). But that's where the similarities end..Mates of State create of joyful, chirpy pop sound that'll have the most hardent of Interpol fan cracking a smile…for at least 3 seconds.
This is music to chill out to…but it never becomes too weak a sound that it will send you to sleep with drumming woven with the Blackpool Pier-esque organ, and the male female vocals perfectly matched to each other.

When i say it's unabashed joy…it really is…the music seems childlike simple but underneath is some crazy free flowing song structures.
If you need to perked up ladies and gentlemen…i strongly urge you to check out Team Boo by the Mates of State…or anything of theirs for that matter…and it'll give you that warm feeling you haven't had since you last peed your pants…
Just try not being chuffed listening to this!

Ben


- 2 comments by 2 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. Shalinee Singh

    I want to be perked up me me me me me!

    Where do I find these mysterious mates of state?

    25 Apr 2005, 15:02

  2. Bashmore Bashmore Bashmore. Such frivolous use of blogs is all fine and dandy, but just think how your career prospects could be boosted if you win BEST COLLEGE DJ in the www.webradioawards.com? There are 8 categories in which RaW members can win, namely:

    Best Classical DJ: Andrew Lay
    Best College Station: RaW
    Best College DJ: Ben Ashmore
    Best News Reporter: Chris Doidge
    Best Oldies DJ: Bronwen Lawton
    Best Webradio Duo: In Bed With Jack and Ed
    Best Sports Programme Host: Steve Hoon
    Best Talk Show Host: Jimmy Buckland

    Please, put to good use those marvellous publicity skills you exhibited on the Pope Sweepstake thingy by getting everyone to vote…

    They allow you to vote once per day from every location – if we all do that we'll definitely win, especially if we all muck in and vote for each other!

    Everyone reading this… please set this as your homepage now, so that you'll remember to vote every day for the next 40 days!

    25 Apr 2005, 20:05


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