April 3, 2008

Dragons: Tracing the lineage

Imagine a passionate bout of lovemaking between Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan and the late Michael Hutchence (err, when he was alive). Years later, their son starts a band called Dragons and releases a single inspired by his 2 daddies...

Dragons Here Are The Roses:



Dragons is a thrilling (if sort of derivative) new Bristol band - they sound as much like Editors as they do The Mission. It's very industrial and goth, but still melodic. Here Are The Roses is a pretty compelling choice for a single. It's been awhile since I've heard a band pull off something so massive and confident. Brit bands have been stuck in a rut for awhile now and this is bolder than what we hear on the radio now. The problem for Dragons? The two singles sound virtually identical (listen to Lonely Tonight below).

Dragons myspace
Dragons website
Dragons Lonely Tonight video
Dragons on iTunes US and UK

Thanks to Torr for the suggestion...

1 comment:

torr.typepad.com said...

glad to see ya taking an interest in the band!

And I still have no idea why the album was released here :-)