The Hoosiers Are Back!

The Hoosiers are back! You know them, don’t you? They’re that band who sang they were Worried About Ray, the ones who said goodbye to Mr A, and who some say have a lead singer that looks like Ben Stiller (I’ve never totally noticed it myself, though).

I have been a fan of the Hoosiers ever since I first saw the video to Worried About Ray three summers ago.  At first, I liked the song because it was another to add to the list of songs that mentioned my dad’s name (others being the Lemonheads’ classic It’s A Shame About Ray and the opening theme to Stingray).  However, the more I heard and saw of the band, the more I liked them. They’ve become one of the few bands I liked enough to join their mailing list,  follow on twitter, tune in to every TV and radio show they featured on, buy every magazine they appeared in, seek out every video of them on Youtube, enter every competition related to them and pre-order their album.  Their music made me smile, as did their videos and especially their TV and radio appearances. In short, I blooming love them.

Now, three years later, they make a return with the excellent single Choices. Released today (1st August 2o1o), it sees them move away from the  sound of debut album The Trick To Life (christened “Odd Pop” by its creators) and more towards an electro sound – a sound the band have referred to as “Robo Pop” on their facebook page.  But those fans thinking  that The Hoosiers have totally abandoned what brought them to the public’s attention need not worry, as the song still has the catchy quality of their previous hits.  Even those who have written off the band in the past (and I know there have been a few),  may find themselves enjoying this track a lot ( more than they may want to admit, in fact). Meanwhile, their new album The Illusion Of Safety is released on the 16th August. A sneak preview of this is the b-side to the Choices single available on iTunes, and sounds set to be a cracker, judging by what I’ve heard.

And one more thing, the video to the single is brilliant.

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Reblogged from my Tumblr (again)

I tried to write this post on here, but I couldn’t really find the words to write it.  So I put it on Tumblr instead.  It deserves to be on here as well though, so here goes:

Go with the mflow.

Have you started using mflow yet? I for one bloody love it. If you don’t know what it is, it’s kind of like twitter, but you share music with the world instead of what you had for breakfast. It is only available in the UK at the moment, but I am thinking that it won’t be long before the rest of the world is able to experience it’s greatness.

If you are in the UK, I recommend you try it. It is really easy to sign up, plus you have the option of buying the tracks that the people you follow share (or flow, as it is known). And if someone buys the music you’ve flowed, you even earn 20% of the price of the download, which you can spend on more music.

I especially recommend you try it out if you are a fan of the Hoosiers. The site is offering it’s users the chance to see the band perform an exclusive gig in London on the 28th July. Just visit their mflow profile at www.mflow.com/thehoosiers, download the mflow software and follow their page to enter the draw. Not only that, entering the code SECRETGIGHOS on your mflow page will get you a sampler of the forthcoming album “The Illusion Of Safety” absolutely free! What nice, generous guys they are.