Something With Numbers

I had heard a lot about Something With Numbers without actually knowing what type of music they played. When I finally did get around to hearing them, I was disappointed to hear that they were one of ‘those’ bands. It’s really hard to describe, but when you hear it you’ll know what I mean. It’s a sound that is instantly off-putting to anyone who isn’t into such music. It’s called punk music, but it feels watered down when compared to the 'real' punk of the late seventies. It’s the sound that spawned emo, perhaps the most commonly despised genre ever. The problem is that all these connotations are negative because of a few bad bands and their equally bad fans. A lot of other bands who are branded with this negative image, actually produce good music. I think Something With Numbers are one of them. When you analyse their music in isolation there really is nothing wrong with it and I imagine it would be great live. Unlike most of the hoard of punk bands to come out of the central coast recently, Something With Numbers have proven that their music is high quality. With their newer music sounding more expansive and rocky, I feel they’re heading in the right direction. My prejudice towards this and other similar bands will always remain, but at least I’m willing to admit it’s unfounded.

Apple Of The Eye – I had actually heard this song before and I really don’t mind it. It develops quite a grand sound once the guitars kick in.

Barnicles and Stripes – This is the kind of music I would usually run away from screaming. But in all honesty I really have no reason to.

4 comments:

sonke said...

i agree with you - these guys suck and i dont know what all the fuss is about... drony commercial sounding dribble...

amy said...

Whats wrong with you guys? This band is great, they are one of the better 'new' bands out there.

Anonymous said...

Something with numbers is fantastic. And given th competetive industry that they are in, they are obviously doing something right! Good on them and obviously based on their success, your opinion is widely disagreed with, this may be where you have to question just how right you are, because to me, you're looking very wrong about them.

Anonymous said...

p.s. i'm only anonymous because i can't be bothered to create an account. My name is Jess!