thebandwithnoname - Schizophrenix

Saturday 1st November 2003
thebandwithnoname - Schizophrenix
thebandwithnoname - Schizophrenix

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8304-8057
LABEL: Movation 1908342
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2003-11-07
RRP: £0.61

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

It's always somewhat daunting approaching the second album by any act when you've shouted the praises of the first. Would thebandwithnoname be able to create again the magic which made 'The Blitz' such a head spinning fusion of breakbeat and rock, hip-hop and dance? So it's heartening to announce that not only do the band make a follow up which in every way pleases the band's growing group of supporters, they extend further their ability to tell the old, old story with freshness and vitality. There are so many good things here. Catch "Drive" with the rasping rap chorus of "Drive with it/Drive with it" and a breathtaking scratch break; swoon over "Skizophrenic Skin" with its 'Heatseeker'-style Prodigy-like groove and Presha rapping like a demented dirvisher; the radio-friendly "Home" with its anthemic chorus sung with passion by Chip K; the crunching nu metal groove of "Found And Lost" which metamorphoses between Max's heavy metal guitar and Bobby singing sweet and soulful over a gentle piano. My favourite in an album full of favourite is their stunning recreation of the old hymn "Before The Throne Of God" where a truly amazing drum sound in 6/8 time allows the effects-filled vocals of Bobby to sing the beautiful anthem of God's throne room. There are still more delights: some remixes, a telling cover of Rozalla's dancefloor oldie "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)" and even a hidden track featuring a full on preach from Chip. The safe musical enclave of CCM has been well and truly shattered.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Drive [Listen]
2. Found And Lost [Listen]
3. Tell Me SomeThing I Don't Know Already [Listen]
4. Before The Throne [Listen]
5. Schizophrenic Skin [Listen]
6. Prophecy [Listen]
7. The Best Thing [Listen]
8. Reveal [Listen]
9. EveryBody's Free (To Feel Good) [Listen]
10. BeatBox [Listen]
11. Heavy [Listen]
12. Home [Listen]
13. Tell Me SomeThin (Kubiks And Bcee Remix) [Listen]
14. Amazing Grace (Intrepid Remix) [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by hannah in United Kingdom @ 22:17 on Oct 12 2009

these guys have done so much for me and they dont know it. they came to st christophers school twice now and i loved them ever scince.
if anyone knows chip k could someone tell him hi from st christophers and call him chick pea from hannah and her friend lydia!
god bless all you guys.
hannah
x



Posted by chloe in brighton @ 19:08 on Dec 13 2006

BWNN ROCK AND THEY HAVE FIRED MY PASSION FOR JESUS.
ANYONE GOT ANY LYRICS FOR THEIR SONGS?
IF U HAVENT HEARD THEM THEN YOU HAVENT LIVED LISTEN TO THEM NOW LOL
C



Posted by lizzie! in kent @ 22:54 on Jan 20 2006

tbwnn totally rocked when i saw them in dartford! i love there song "the best thing" keep it up guys and may god continue to bless you in everything you do! xxx



Posted by simon mason in Swindon @ 22:59 on Dec 2 2005

thebandwithnoname, are an excellent band, well worth goin 2 c them live, a gr8 band, they sound fantastic, loads of energy, they get a 10/10 4 quality!



Posted by hannah yates in Leicester @ 22:59 on Nov 5 2005

band with no name are so amazingly talented! i hope they cnt wait until their next concert at TRANSFUSION in march 06!
they rock!



Posted by rebecca sullivan in Manchester/stockport @ 17:59 on Aug 31 2005

thebandwithnoname would be a big hit on MTV, I hope they will be playin again in Stockport soon and I hope they will be at Synergy again next year they were so good!



Posted by nicky ritchie @ 09:36 on Jun 29 2005

the band with on name are exelant. i will sertanly buy ther album. the are the best.
nicky ritchie


Reply by Glenn in Kent @ 20:58 on Jul 3 2007

I agree with nicky richie and say that they are excellent, i have just ordered the Dying to be there album and the samples that i have heard it should be as good as the skitsofrenixs album or even better

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