Coheed and Cambria

Coheed and Cambria are one of those bands that always clashed with my favourite at Reading or the band that's CD was two quid more than the one next to it and I couldn't justify spending that little bit extra- not that I could justify spending the dosh in the first place but this is irrelevant. I am a stranger to their sound and after a little bit of back cataloguing , I have to say I have been very impressed- in particular with new single "The running free" out September 24th.

The first release off new album "No world for tomorrow" released October 22nd, is quite different to old Cambria- possibly due to a band member change or primarily due to the change in the industry. "Welcome home" and "In keeping secrets" were much darker tracks but perhaps lacked the punk pop qualities this new single possesses. The running free, builds up to a high tempo almost immediately, and no doubt a first for Coheed, had me bopping along to the "oh o oh oh o oh oh's" it featured in the chorus. The release really is a lot softer than old Coheed but I like it a lot. Appealing to a broader audience could see their London Islington date on the 27th September sell out pretty soonish. A new album- a new angle? Progression for me, and I've only just discovered them.