The adoption of their songs as TV sports themes and stadium supports for U2 and Springsteen showed their rollicking, vaudeville art rock
had crossover potential.
They have also incorporated some elements of classical music, folk music, jazz and art rock
into their sound.
There are crazed, soaring, moments (the title track, ``Be My Joy,'' ``To the Open Spaces'' and a tidier version of the previously released ``Life Is Sweet''), yet she and her husband/bassist Jim Akin also channel Spinal Tap-esque art rock
in ``Non Religious Building.
The band combined this art rock
approach with its roots in mod (Green played in Nation of Ulysses) and thrash metal (Soete played in a sludge metal band called Lice) to develop this signature Thin Lizzy-meets-muzak approach.
and experimental art rock
, and you've never heard anything quite like it.
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An infectious blend of Franz Ferdinand's angular art rock
guitar and The View's folky melody and vocals, it's underpinned by a funky rhythm.
They''ve probably had too much time on their hands considering the result is psychedelic-minded art rock
and overly creative pop tinged sometimes with Goldfrapp-style lightly off-beat electronica.
The music blends late 60s art rock
with Wareham and Phillips' more familiar shoegazing sound.
They continue to put the 'art' into art rock
, with a creative use of the big screens by the side of the stage, mixing animation with a live feed from the stage to create something special.
mob Explosions in the Sky take to the stage at Sunderland's Bar 36 on Monday (pounds 4 in) for what promises to be an extraordinary gig.
For the record, however, the flesh and bones of Gorillaz are American mixmaster Dan ``The Automater'' Nakamura, Blur frontman Damon Albarn, ``Tank Girl'' comic book co-creator Jamie Hewlett and Miho Hatori of art rock
group Cibo Matto.