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"Ignition: Take Me There"

Ignition: Take Me There (Single)
by Lauren John. Published May 16, 2010.

Ignition are an indie rock band who hail from Northern Ireland, and after putting in the hard graft, now sell out venues, and command a loyal fanbase in their home country. This, along with a selection of local and national radio plays, and a TV appearance means they arrive in the UK, accompanied by a certain amount of hype, but is this something they will live up to as they release their new single, ‘Take Me There’? Only one way to find out!?!

The video begins with a old fashioned countdown clock, which fades away to reveal the three piece band playing in a derelict warehouse space. It’s empty, industrial, and with moonlight streaming through broken windows, very atmospheric. Atmospheric is one key buzz word I would use to describe this bands blend of indie/rock, and as the video progresses, the camera shots/trickery, and performance shots of the band, blend in very well with the style of the song. ‘Take Me There’ is an interesting mix of acoustic and electric guitar, along with drums, layered over which is the nice vocal tones from lead singer Martin. Aside from the odd random shot of a cow, and the band animated which I didn’t really understand, the video delivered, as did the song. I think it’s too early to tell whether they will live up to the hype and success they’ve had in Northern Ireland, but I enjoyed listening to their single, and would certainly like to hear more.

- Music.co.uk


Thursday, 27 May 2010
Single Review - Ignition 'Take Me There'

Researching these three Northern Irish lads to discover that they found inspiration through Oasis, my initial thoughts were ‘oh no’. Oasis being the terrible band that they are, Ignition are at least better than their heroes. The familiar strummed minor chord sound of ‘Wonderwall’ shows the member’s 90’s Brit-Pop influence followed by vocals similar to The Coral’s James Skelly.

The classic sound of a clean-cut acoustic guitar and sludgy electric guitar dominates this single, a little clichéd perhaps. The band has a bit of a ‘we can all play instruments a bit, might as well start a band’ kind of feel to it - and the result is a stockroom style song as if written for a music based film such as ‘School Of Rock’ just because a song is needed quick.

This is the standard indie music for cock-sure pub lads that walks hand in hand with Hard-Fi and The Fratellis, usually identifiable when one can football chant the band in question’s lyrics. It’s the Carlsberg of the music industry. It’s not stadium-filler stuff, but then again nor should Oasis be, so the day is young for this band.

- Almost Blue


Ignition are a three-piece hailing from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, the band bonded over the love of Oasis and all things Brit-pop, to date the band have sold out two previous EP's and supported the likes of Alabama 3 and Peter Hook among others, as well as being featured on national television station UTV.

In recent times the band have been working with producer Iain MacDonald and renowned engineer Dave Emery (The Killers, Clpaton, etc) on their debut album, Take Me There is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming full length release.

Take Me There showcases that Brit-pop influence by combining acoustic and electric guitars with a soulful indie croon, courtesy of frontman Martin Rafferty. The song has a nice enough hook, a few tasty vocal harmonies and a catchy chorus yet doesn't really manage to stand out from an over crowded scene, it's all a little too generic and the band haven't really found their own identity yet.

Though Take Me There is a pleasant indie tune, it's not the killer anthem that Ignition need to really take-off, it'll be interesting to see if the band can develop into something a little more essential.

Rhythm & Booze rating 6

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With influences The Beatles to Oasis, quality songs and musicianship, keeping Indie Rock raw and energetic with strong melody.