Glam Rock, New Wave, Visual Kei, Make Up And Frills


People having opinions about “Visual Kei” must have forgotten about the 70´s-80´s “Glam Rock, New Romance” and “New Wave” when the hairspray formed into a thick fog and mascara had a tendency to “disappear” from moms or girlfriends.

The 80´s “Sleeze Rock” also had its share of it.

Adam Ant (above) was/is my favorite!

David Bowie, Marc Bolan (T-Rex) and Hanoi Rocks, Mötley Crue….

Bands like Malice Mizer and Seremedy (below) are merely following a tradition as old as rock itself.

As a matter of fact, androgyny was even part of the 1920´s jazz scene……..so if it upsets you…..????

 

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Hayley Williams (Paramore)


Hayley Nichole Williams (born December 27, 1988) is an American rock singer, songwriter and the lead vocalist of the band Paramore.

In 2002, at the age of 13, Williams moved from her hometown, Meridian, Mississippi, to Franklin, Tennessee, where she met former band members Josh Farro and Zac Farro in school.Shortly after arriving, she began taking vocal lessons with Brett Manning. While still in school, she tried out for a local funk cover band called The Factory where she met Jeremy Davis.

According to former manager Jeff Hanson in an interview with HitQuarters, at the time she was writing pop songs with top songwriters in Nashville.”]

Williams was discovered in 2003 by managers Dave Steunebrink and Richard Williams who signed the 14-year-old to a production deal.

The label's original plan for their new artist was to make her a solo pop artist but Williams objected to this, saying that she wanted to be part of a band and play 'non-alternative rock' music. Atlantic decided to go along with her wishes and she then formed Paramore with Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jeremy Davis.

The Sounds


The Sounds They are damn good live too!

The Sounds

They are damn good live too!

Despite being totally contemporary they take me back to Blondie and Kim Wilde a lot.

Thats a compliment.

I love how Maja´s voice tells everybody to f*ck of with every line.

Fine mix of pop / rock / punk, late 70´s, 80´s and….now.

The Sounds

The Sounds are a Swedish Indie Rock band. Formed in Helsingborg in 1999, the group’s musical style has been compared to New Wave acts such as BlondieThe Cars, the Epoxies and Missing Persons.

Their debut album, Living in America, was released in 2002, with the follow up Dying to Say This to You on 21 March 2006. Their third album,Crossing the Rubicon, was released on 2 June 2009, and their latest, Something To Die For, will be released on 29 March 2011.

Lead singer Maja Ivarsson is explicit about her ambition, claiming “I want to be the best female vocalist around…of at least this century”.She was featured on Cobra Starship‘s “Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)“, for the film Snakes on a Plane. In addition to Ivarsson’s contribution to the Snakes soundtrack, the entire band is featured as track 6, “Queen of Apology”, remixed by Fall Out Boy‘s Patrick Stump.

Band members Jesper Anderberg and Felix Rodriguez have recently been working as songwriters for other artists, among them the Dutch pop band Krezip and the Swedish punk band Quit Your Dayjob.

For Krezip’s latest album (Plug it In), the pair wrote three songs: “All My Life”, “Play This Game With Me” and “You’re Wrong”. “All My Life” has been one of the most played songs of 2008 in Holland. Krezip’s album Plug It In was also produced by Adel Dahdal (with Peter Mansson), who produced The Sounds’ debut album Living in America together with Jimmy Monell.