You Me At Six and Chiddy-Rescue Me Video

Prior to this track, I was very unsure about these guys and didn’t really buy into their hype. It’s safe to say that’s all been turned on its head, as their newest single has a much more diverse, accessible sound that really commands attention.

Chiddy (of Chiddy Bang obviously) comes through with an absolutely superb feature slot here, taking charge of the song with a couple of superb storytelling verses. They’re intertwined with an anthemic pop-rock hook and solid pop-punk guitar work to create an all-round track that should find fans within the pop, hip-hop and alternative rock scenes.

The video is very captivating too, fleshing out the lyrical message with the mental afflictions of a boxer warming up for a big fight. The boxing theme really adds a tangibility to the track, and is supplemented nicely by the simple move of having the boxers mime the lyrics, something which isn’t done nearly as often as it should be in ‘actor’-centric videos. Definitely worth a watch.

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Spotify: OTU's July Snapshot

Fans and followers, friends and foes: you heard it here first. Being the forward-thinking, innovative blog we are, Overrating The Underrated is jumping on the latest music revolution which is Spotify playlists. This will allow us to bring you monthly snapshots of all five authors’ posted material. The OTU monthly snapshots will ensure you never miss a thing and can enjoy all our picks from one central location: your Spotify application!

Unfamiliar with Spotify? It’s a free music application which allows you to stream and share music with your friends. You can listen to your playlists from any computer or phone in the world and you can also sync with Facebook to see what your friends are listening to. Keep up with the in-crowd, read about it and then get it here.

This month we’ve scoured through our back catalogue to bring you a stylish summery playlist boasting material from the likes of The-Dream, Empire Of The Sun, Tinchy Stryder, The Roots, Rick Ross, Skepta, You Me At Six and many more. So hurry up and click that glorious red text below!

Overrating The Underrated’s July Snapshot

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You Me At Six- Stay With Me Video

Scroll faster Murray, SCROLL FASTER!!!

Oh hohoho, whats that?! Yes, yes; its the unmistakable sound of me being right. After posting about this track in January here. I actually enjoy the album a lot more than I first expected though, so there is some solace that I’m not sure super-human sent from the future to prove I AM ALWAYS USUALLY RIGHT.

This is the 3rd Single release from YM@6′s second album Hold Me Down, available as of the 21st July.

Mike Lowery: [singing] Bad boys, bad boys what ya gonna do? What ya gonna do when we come for you?
[Marcus starts ad-libbing the first verse]
Mike Lowery : Dude, you gotta learn the words.
Marcus Burnett : We usually only do the chorus.
(Yes, I’m watching Bad Boys II)

Audio here.
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New Music from YM@6 and Cold War Kids

Quick one from me, after Indi’s flourish of hip hop-ery.

You Me At Six who I mentioned in my Best of ’09 (see the link to your left, and yes the meerkat has a cowboy hat on. He also had a guitar in the whole picture), had their new album Hold Me Down leaked a few days ago. I’ve listened to parts of it, and Stay With Me isn’t bad. The new album, almost disappointing, sounds like they’re trying to be Paramore, obviously without Hayley Williams’ female vocals. I say disappointing as its good to have only one band that can do something well, rather than a few that can do it average.

Cold War Kids released a new EP called Behave Yourself after their last 2 albums named Robbers & Cowards, and Loyalty to Loyalty, neither of which I’ve actually heard. I know, I’m a terrible person. I’ll get on the case soon though. The first track from this EP is called Audience of One which is like some kind of moody blues and indie cross, and it pains to say it that is sounds a bit like that parasite on society that is Amy Drugshouse. Its good, download it.

That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

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Tempest's Best of '09... better late than later.

Yes, the title makes sense. What of it?

Anyway, hereon-in is my Best of 2009 straight through the internets to your face. Mostly your eyes, then ears. Not sure you’ll be able to taste much of it. I digress, I’m going to attempt to get my albums of the year out of the way first, then probably just artists that I’ve enjoyed in 2009, irrespective if they actually released anything (decent) in 2009.  How does that scan?

Right, I hope you’re sitting comfortably; this could get lengthy………wahey!! But seriously, read on.

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