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sheepy770
03-30-2008, 08:34 AM
check out ma new band, i put up a rough demo the other day and the reponse was great so these new tracks hopefully will do well, and if you like us please add us and tell ur mates!

www.myspace.com/theswitchblademasquerade

thanks for any crit/comments/adds in advance!!!!


enjoy

T-6005
03-31-2008, 01:05 PM
I really like some of the stuff you're doing, but I think the name is god-awful. It's too bad, because I listened to the first song up all the way through and I think everything sounds great, but I just can't get over the name. If I was to put your stuff on my computer I'd change your band name to Sheepy.

EDIT - What do you use to synthesize? I think I may have already asked you this question once, but it sounds awesome.

sheepy770
04-02-2008, 02:30 PM
hey man, cheers for the feedback:D

sorry bout our name but im very glad u liked the tune!

i use reason 4.0 for sound synthesis:D

sheepy770
05-25-2008, 06:07 AM
just a wee bump to say we have 2 new tracks up! have a listen!

any feedback appreciated as always!

Unnatural Disaster
05-25-2008, 10:14 AM
The songs sound pretty good.

I like the band name, but I think it would be more fitting for a heavy metal band.

H1T_That
05-25-2008, 10:30 AM
Aren't you the Net Kill Casino guy?

That band was awesome!

So far, so is this one!

Vera
07-01-2008, 04:26 PM
Bumpity bump since you guys got commented a lot on the song on the mixtape. After much PMing with sheepy I got a hold of all the songs on the MySpace and I've been SERIOUSLY addicted to them for the past couple of days so I thought I'd finally comment.

Overall, love Erin's vocals, love the mash up of styles and the general sound. If (when!) you guys land a deal of some kind, I'd love to hear a full length album and pay good money for it, too. :]

So, song by song..

Fallen for You - Really like it. Took some time to grow on me but overall, j'adore. There are occasions when you can hear the Scottish accent in the singing, not a bad thing, it's cool, and "didn't have to break the rules" is one of the bits where you notice it. The only part I dislike is the slower part towards the end that starts "I don't believe you'd feel this way" because the lyrics make the 'you' sound like some demi-god because the narrator of the song doesn't feel worthy of them. Anyway, that whole part of the lyrics is a tad cheesy. Otherwise fine song.

Goodnight - Maybe my 3rd favourite of all the six songs. The rap bit is jarring at first, and still seems sliiiightly unfit to the overall song, maybe because it's not something the singer excels at (she's an okay rapper, though). But overall, lovely. A lot of the lyrics seem to deal with these sort of broken relationships, most of the songs come off as break up anthems of sorts, and anyway, this one captures the feel of an ending relationship the best IMO.

Hold Until You Break - My least favourite of the tracks. The noisy background track that starts off the song is quite simply, sort of annoying. However, it's not unbearable to listen to, just a little difficult. I would've preferred the metallic noise sounds be tuned down and more space for guitar, piano, vox.. *shrug*

How You Feel - Great song, for whatever reason one verse got stuck in my head before work, so all day I just kept thinking, "I'm just looking for a time, when everything was right / and nothing has to change, we just stay the same / suspended in time". Haha. Anyway. Like the guitar solo towards the end, the piano too.

It's Not Written - The first song I heard from you guys and still among my favourites. Probably the catchiest one of them all. I don't have much to say, except this is probably the strongest song vocally.Hmm, I'm using way too many superlatives here, geez.

Realise - Nice, slightly slower track. This one took a while to grow on me but boy, did it. This is probably the most rock-sounding of the songs, without many touches of electro, but it suits you guys as well. There's something I can't quite pinpoint about this song that I might not like. The way the chorus kicks in? Something about the tempo.. I dunno. It works, but I feel like it could be better somehow.

Wake Up - The beginning of this reminded me of 90's discopop so at first I thought "Oh no!" but with a few listens it turned out my 2nd favourite song. I love the lyrcs and overall verse: "every memory of every kiss / might as well just not exist". Heart-breaking stuff, that. Great song, overall. :]


It's been a really long time since I've gotten into an unsigned band so yeah, I really hope you guys make, will try to spread the message and such. :)