Bands that sound like no other


#1

Tell me (as much as you like) about bands that had/have a sound that no other band had or has come close to replicating.

Inspired by the works of The Blood Brothers. Unmatched and untouchable.

I need another The Blood Brothers in my life!


#2

Yo La Tengo


#3

Scott Walker, but especially late period Scott Walker


#4

Minutemen


#5

Shamefully haven’t listened to Yo La Tengo or Scott Walker. Need to do something about that. Minutemen is a great shout


#6

Robert Wyatt


#7

sounds like The Velvet Underground and other Velvet Underground-derived bands.


#8

This is not at all what I imagined they’d sound like


#9

Mouthus/United Waters are pretty much a genre of one, afaik. something uniquely woozy and off-kilter about their takes on noise and lofi indie.


#10

the way they sound water-damaged and smudged just does it for me like nothing else. never seen anyone talk about them on here, though.


#11

I’m liking this. “Water-damaged” is the perfect description


#12

A lot of lovely subtleties going on that become more apparent as the track fades out and the layers get stripped back. Will be checking these dudes out in full tomorrow


#13

definitely check out Mouthus, too. both use really interesting timbres/tones/whatever. some of the most fascinating deconstructions of rock you’ll hear.


#14

:smile: ahh man, sweet! happy to turn you onto them.


#15

another rock deconstruction kind of noise thing.

this Sightings album in particular is really compelling and not really like any other noise stuff I’ve heard. there’s a really interesting dynamic, a kind of seething hiss with scraping, screeching guitar interruptions, and the rhythm section is like bubbling tar and eruptions of static which on rare occasions sound a bit like drums.


#16

The first Alexisonfire album


#17

Help She Cant Swim were a bit of a Blood Brothers knock off if you wanna check them out


#18

Cranes


#19

Playlist made, including most of the above. Cheers


#20

Sounds a bit like early A Sunny Day In Glasgow to me. Like it