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My mates, The Pilots, friends of mine from college and Uni. The bass player, Luke, is really bloody good! He sings sometimes too. Not a famous band, but new, young, and good.


[url="http://www.myspace.com/thepilotsband"]http://www.myspace.com/thepilotsband[/url]

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[quote name='Jobiebass' post='543136' date='Jul 17 2009, 12:40 PM']Kings of Leon have interesting bass lines?
Dont get me wrong, I love them, But which songs have interesting bass? seams like a lot of route notes to me. I could be wrong.[/quote]

Because of the times has some cool bass lines , the guy from kol has an awesome tone as well

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we are scientists.

really not my bag,but saw them live in a festival last year and sat and watched the whole set.surprising.

also check out exit international on myspace.features scott formerly in midasuno.

pretty cool.2 bassists and drums.

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Yeah, Kings of Leon bass lines are pretty dull. They work well with the music but they could be a bit more interesting.

I'd also add Maximo Park to the list. Their bassist is pretty good and comes out with some great stuff. Good to see indie type music with something other than the usual standard bass lines.

I agree with the Mars Volta. Some cracking playing going on there. Definitely give them a good listening.

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The new Dream Theater album is accessible for metal. Myung mainly plays root notes, but there's a lot of interesting root notes in Dream Theater's music. I suppose the earlier stuff is better for bass- that was when they were more layered.

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Here's a band local to me who sound like they might the sort of thing you're after:

[url="http://www.myspace.com/theincendiarybats"]Incendiary Bats (Edinburgh)[/url]

Not caught them live yet, their drummer turned up at one of our gigs & was full of (very drunken) praise afterwards, so I checked out his band and I think they're great, & the bassist is very off the wall & melodic.

Jon.

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[quote name='thisnameistaken' post='542780' date='Jul 16 2009, 11:57 PM']Any band that had records out before 2005 I don't think count. I've probably heard them. I certainly was a big fan of Sonic Youth (and Pixies, and Dinosaur Jr, and Buffalo Tom, and Swervedriver, and Neds, and ...) when I was 16, I'm 35 now, they definitely don't count![/quote]

They surely do count if they're still releasing albums and touring! I saw them a couple of months ago and they have new album out, 'The Eternal'.

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[quote name='Shockwave' post='543148' date='Jul 17 2009, 12:49 PM']A bit hardcore but A Wilhem Scream.[/quote]

+ a million.

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ooh, a band that probably no one has heard of called 'House of Heroes' They're kind of hard rock with a slightly (I hate this word) poppy twist. Catchy hard rock. [url="http://www.myspace.com/houseofheroes"]http://www.myspace.com/houseofheroes[/url] The bassist basically writes all the songs and the lyrics and you can tell by the music- very bass-based melodies he has going on. Oh and all 4 of them sing EPIC!

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[quote name='Jobiebass' post='543136' date='Jul 17 2009, 12:40 PM']Kings of Leon have interesting bass lines?
Dont get me wrong, I love them, But which songs have interesting bass? seams like a lot of route notes to me. I could be wrong.[/quote]

Kings Of Leon - simplistic but flowing lines. On Call (cool slides), Charmer, Black Thumbnail, Ragoo, Slow Night So Long, Razz,

Other bands: Me, my own band

Oh...here are A Wilhelm Scream....

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFcw8BDAmRc"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFcw8BDAmRc[/url] - live but nice tapping

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0pZstkiTg4"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0pZstkiTg4[/url] - cool tempos and changes

No one is too old for modern punk. Im 28.

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Another +1 from me A Wilhelm Scream. Mainly from the "Career Suicide" album. Brian Robinson writes some really interesting lines! Great tone, also!

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Im not being negative but most new bands dont seem to be very good bass wise,kids (cousins) who play are all listening to the red hot chilli peppers and janes addiction,the same stuff i was listening to when i was 16,im the same age as you thenameistaken.

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[quote name='thisnameistaken' post='542817' date='Jul 17 2009, 02:03 AM']All "prog" sounds 30 years old, because it is. It should be re-named "regressive rock" now.[/quote]
:) + 1.

Vampire Weekend have some fun bass lines.

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There are some nice bass parts on the first Wombats album if they are 'indie' enough for you.

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[quote name='Kongo' post='542787' date='Jul 17 2009, 12:08 AM']The Arusha Accord

Luke Williams is a giant of a bassist and plays a G&L L-2500.
He does so much crazy stuff and the Arusha Accord are a prog mathcore band!

#1 member in the band by far.[/quote]I f***ing detest that crappy pigeon hole, "Mathcore".

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