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Buzzband: Prototypes February 12, 2007

Posted by alexd in Buzz band, Look What I Just Found, Media, Music.

PrototypesGenre: Electro/Pop

Label: MusicMachine/Boxson/Minty Fresh


Ipod Shuffle Ad- The Prototypes- Who’s Gonna Sing?

I’m not just taking my cues from Apple’s all conquering advertising machine though. In fact I only took notice following Dreams of Horses post on their free EP. The song on the advert didn’t even catch my attention. Apple use a cool song, that’s about as common place now as Jamie Oliver’s great pie face leaping onto the screen with every Sainsbury’s ad exclaiming that i should try something new (llama flavoured toothpaste?). That EP sadly isn’t up officially any more, as per usual I’m a very slow/crap blogger. More like a conservative OAP, than the average knee jerk hipster who lets crap spill out their anus into thousands of blogs day after day.

Anyway, the EP is uniformly excellent. The band will remind many of CSS, with the combination of half-spoken, half-sung delivery, the fuzzy bass and tinny guitars with overlayed keyboard bleeps and bloops. This is definitely not a bad thing. You can dance to it, but expect a lot of remixes by Justice, Simian Mobile Disco, MSTKRFT or any of that bunch of sad bearded pro-tools DJ freaks that now haunt so many mp3 blogs via some horrible butchering remixification of some “indie classic”. But the great thing about this band is their resilience to using English. There is nothing worse than foreign bands ruining perfectly good music with piss poor linguistics. Swedish bands get immunity. They are also not American! I look forward to them vetoing some gigs in the future.

I’ll shut up now.

P.S. Lots of other bloggers hate them. Maybe they have Zunes?

P.S.S This post is not to be confused with The Prototypes who are just a bad amalgamation of everything wrong about British (London particularly) music scen. K-K-K-K Kaleidoscope!

Download:Prototypes- Je Ne Te Connais Pas [highly recommended]

Download:Prototypes- Exister

Download:Prototyped- Un Gars Fragile

Download:Prototypes- Décider

Download:Prototypes- Boxe [bit shit]

Website: dans francais- prototypesonline.artistes.universalmusic.fr

Myspace: Should have more friends, The Caesers do, and they’re crap

Unrelated reading that will make you a better person: this



1. Benny K - February 13, 2007

I looked this band up just two weeks ago after seeing the Shuffle ad many times and wondering what the song was. Found out they’re some crazy French band, pretty big in France apparently.

2. Benny K - February 13, 2007

Ah yes, I was gonna say they’re like a french CSS, but kinda like Envelopes too.

3. alexd - February 13, 2007

Ooh I love the enevelopes. Theyre actually like razorlight due to the anglo-swede makeup of the band.

4. bennyk - February 13, 2007

Actually they’re Franco-Swedish, but based in the UK, but I’m not being picky lol

BTW, The Crap is back soon. Perks has done a few articles already I think!

5. alexd - February 14, 2007

Damn it so close. Looking forward to it.

6. auralfitness.com » Joie De Vivre: Prototypes make me happy. - May 21, 2007

[…] the same joy. Listen to the songs below. Then feel free to check out other Prototypes tracks here, here, here, or here (in french, […]

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