SOUTH: what an incredibly forgettable, generic, unGoogleable name for a band. Hell, why not just call yourselves Beige? Or Bland? Or Yawn? (Though, come to think of it, some dream-pop outfit out there might do pretty well with Yawn.)
South is/are a London trio who have been mentored by the likes of THE STONE ROSES' IAN BROWN and UNKLE's JAMES LAVELLE. I first became aware of them with their 2001 album, FROM HERE ON IN. At the time, I considered them a sort of shoegaze version of TRAVIS (damn those Brits & their incredibly forgettable, generic, unGoogleable names! Why not Bob? Or Bill? Or Larry?)
Generally-speaking, South are a standard, guitar-centric Britpop band with a few electronic accoutrements. Indeed, every now and again, they can sound quite a lot like NEW ORDER (see/hear "A Place in Displacement" below). The new album, YOU ARE HERE, dropped in April.
SOUTH on MySPACE.
From the LP YOU ARE HERE, 2008 >>>
[MP3] "The Pain"
[MP3] "Lonely Highs"
From the LP ADVENTURES IN THE UNDERGROUND JOURNEY TO THE STARS, 2006 >>>
[MP3] "A Place in Displacement"
[MP3] "Safety in Numbers"
From the LP WITH THE TIDES, 2003 >>>
[MP3] "Loosen Your Hold"
[MP3] "Silver Sun"
From the LP FROM HERE ON IN, 2001 >>>
[MP3] "Too Much Too Soon"
[MP3] "All in for Nothing"