If you are in a rave band, or know of a rave band that is worth checking out, post a comment to this blog with it!

This list’s definition of a Rave band is any live band that incorporates traditionally electronic (i.e. trance, drum and bass etc.) elements into a rock band environment.

The list so far:

- You and What Army
- Myth of Unity
- Out from Animals
- Silent Descent
- Spectrum 7
- Celldweller

What else?   Let’s get this list off the ground!

Okay.   It is my understanding that Nu Rave comprises traditionally rock/metal elements, such as guitars, bass and drums, with traditionally electronic elements, such as samplers, synths and DJ setups in a well produced contemporary manner.

But hang on – hasn’t this been done before?

I’m not talking about the 80s, when electronica comprised hexagonal electronic percussion and a soundbank not out of place on a childrens keyboard, I’m talking about high quality synth based Rock music.

Lets have a look at some examples.

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For those looking for decent Rave-Rock music, there’s a hell of a lot of rubbish to sift through.

Fortunately, I’ve done that for you!

Here are my top 5 findings:

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Nu Rave is misunderstood.


It’s slapped on anything popular and new in the music scene. The Klaxons are Nu Rave. Hadouken is Nu Rave. Enter Shikari are Nu Rave. Listen to those three and they are completely different; how can they all be this one thing?

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You and What Army is my band.

We are a fusion of Epic Trance, Crunk Hip hop, Spacey Noise and Face Crunching Metal. It’s a bit in-your-face live.

I am the frontman. I play electronics: samples, synths, decks and I also perform the vocals. Rapping and Screaming as a general rule, though the rest of the guys are slowly coming around on the whole “Dave singing” thing.

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My name is David Paul Brown. I am a boy in a band called “You and What Army“. This is my blog.

I started blogging at the beginning of this year as a new years resolution. All my blogs were posted to my personal myspace, in an attempt to keep a weekly chronicling of my life. So far so good!

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