Ought Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Gotta love these guys. Ought to. Okay that's out of the way; we can talk about how good they are now. One of Constellation's canniest modern signings, this crew of post-punk scrappers gave us an incredible one-two punch in their twin records More ...read more »
Gotta love these guys. Ought to. Okay that's out of the way; we can talk about how good they are now. One of Constellation's canniest modern signings, this crew of post-punk scrappers gave us an incredible one-two punch in their twin records More than Any Other Day and Sun Coming Down. Combining everything we love about angular guitars, noise deconstruction and, er, the Fall, they gave us sideways hook tunes like "Pleasant Heart" and "Beautiful Blue Skies". Their backdrop of odd melodies -- twisted by guitar-imitating keyboards and a cunningly manoeuvring rhythm section -- offered the perfect jumping off point for frontman Tim Darcy, who led the band like David Byrne playing in Slint. With an energy somewhere between pantomime lead and over-enthusiastic substitute teacher, no man has ever made the word "Yes!" sound so important.
These first two records sent us ballistic and filled us with hope -- here was a band led by an orator, offering us something exciting and impossible to shake. Their broken, pausing song structures have become indelible fixtures in the fast, frenetic jams they make. With recent third album Room Inside the World, things took a distinct heel turn, Darcy putting on a new, gulping voice as the band worked around the corners and put synths to the front. It's a good record, but a different one, with more patience and pop orientation. It proves Ought aren't happy to be our favourite fidgeters forever -- they're too inventive for that.
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Constellation's very own rock 'n' roll band, Ought, came screeching out of the barriers earlier this year, with a record that recalled guitar geniuses such as Slint, the Talking Heads, Television and all other creative riff-makers. 'Once More With Feeling' is the follow-up EP to 'More Than Any Other Day' and doesn't let up on the band's&nbs...view item
For their third album, Room Inside The World, Canada’s Ought have allowed previously alien elements into their tight post punk sound. Here, frontman Tim Darcy’s aping of Ian Curtis, and the spiky guitars and frantic drums are interspersed with the obligatory vibraphone, synths, drum ...view item
Sun Coming Down is the much anticipated second full length from the Montreal quartet who have found love across the globe with their debut album which topped many end of year lists with it's twitchy economical sound and yelped David Byrne-like vocal delivery. This new album continues in that angular manner, an unpolished ...view item
Ought are one of our favourite bands here at the towers and much of the enjoyment we get is down to singer Tim Darcy's twangy distinctive vocals and oddball lyrical dexterity. If we thought his solo work was going to go down the weird route of his excellent tape collaboration with AJ Cornell then from early teas...view item
Politicised Montreal indie rockers Ought have a debut album out on the legendary Constellation rex this week and it's pretty ace. This is straight down the line '90s indie rock with a slightly lo-fi physical immediacy to it that brings to mind bands like Rodan and June of 44 crossed wi...view item
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