A No Frills Thrill

Doing What the Big Boys Do.

Posted by annacon3 on Fri Sep 18, 2009

In the same vein of The Ting Tings and MGMT, Does It Offend You, Yeah? does anything but offend. Formed in Reading, UK in 2006, their first album 'You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself' Into was released in February 2008 with Almost Gold Records. Originally, the musical act included James Rushent, Rob Bloomfield and Dan Coop. In 2009 Chloe Duveaux from Elle Milano and Matty Derham from Fields have since joined creating an epoch in rock and roll history. Said to be one of the most popular bands to come out of the year 2008, why are so many listeners in the dark about them?

They have been compared to heavy hitters such as Daft Punk, Justice and The Killers but the truth remains that they have created a niche all their own. Their music will turn any vague memory warm and fuzzy. This album compels you to take a walk at twilight, go through your old yearbook and dance around in your underwear all at the same time. That is quite the accomplishment which clearly deserves more recognition than it is getting. Their instrumental efforts are an array of sounds that include funk beats, industrial rock, analog and the dainty chime of steal drum. This group has taken a myriad of musical facets which coalesce into a sound that is complex, ever changing and captures the ethos of this era. This whole album is an absolute gem and tracks like 'Dawn of the Dead, We Are Rockstars and Attack of the 60ft Lesbian Octopus' serve up a bevy of beats minus all the frills. There is no curtain to hide behind here because it simply isn't needed. Does It Offend You, Yeah? is doing what the big boys do; cultivating pure, unadulterated good sound. Truly a child of its time, this group compliments the music industry rather than offends it with their taste for the funky and their ever prevalent musical exploration.

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