Bangkok are a five-piece indie-rock band from my neck of the woods – sunny Warrington (North West UK).
Warrington isn’t exactly renowned for its out-put of high-quality rock bands, but Bangkok aren’t the typical produce, they’re in a different, superior vein. I’m generally not much of an indie chick, these days, but I have to say, these guys are a brilliant example of the finer side of indie….and proof that it doesn’t all have to sound the same…! Shock horror.
Their sound is their own; quite refined and I’m inclined to say well thought-out. -It’s good shit, man! Good strong vocals nestle comfortably amongst wholesome, nourishing rhythms and marvellous licks. There are very subtle suggestions of The Verve and The Charlatans in their sound, most notably, for me, a certain air of Black Crowes, but I maintain; their sound is their own. It’s fresh, distinguished, almost cultured. Trust me. Just go listen, here: www.myspace.com/bangkokmusic