#BOTB Kingswood vs The Cranberries

Time for the next round of Battle of the Bands!



Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section.

The Battles take place on or around the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st. As I only post Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, the posting date will be closest to those dates as possible.

The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands blog hop are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!

The Song:  "Go Your Own Way"

Wikipedia tells us this:
"Go Your Own Way" is a song by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released as a single in December 1976. Written by Lindsey Buckingham, it was the first single from the group's 1977 album Rumours.

The song is about the complicated relationship that Buckingham and fellow Fleetwood Mac member Stevie Nicks were having. At the time the song was written, none of the members knew that they were writing songs about each other.

Stevie Nicks asked Buckingham to remove the lyrics "Packing up, shacking up is all you wanna do", but Buckingham refused. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Nicks gave her thoughts on the matter. "I very much resented him telling the world that 'packing up, shacking up' with different men was all I wanted to do. He knew it wasn't true. It was just an angry thing that he said. Every time those words would come onstage, I wanted to go over and kill him. He knew it, so he really pushed my buttons through that. It was like, 'I'll make you suffer for leaving me.' And I did."

The First Contender: Kingswood
Kingswood is an Australian rock band from Melbourne. The band consists of members: Fergus Linacre (lead vocals), Alex Laska (lead guitar & vocals), and Justin Debrincat (drums & backing vocals).

Circa 2012, Kingswood toured Australia with such acts as The Living End, British India and The Saints, and played festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Queenscliff Music Festival and Pyramid Rock. The band also released three singles 'Yeah Go Die', 'Medusa' and 'She's My Baby' in 2012.

In 2013, Kingswood played a national tour with Grinspoon, supported Aerosmith, played Groovin The Moo, Big Pineapple, Festival of The Sun, Golden Days and Big Day Out. The band released its fourth single 'Ohio' and their EP Change of Heart (followed by an EP Deluxe edition) to many positive reviews.

The band recorded its debut album at Blackbird Studio, Nashville with three-time Grammy Award winning producer/sound engineer Vance Powell (Consolers of the Lonely - The Raconteurs, Blunderbuss – Jack White). Their first single 'Sucker Punch' heralded the album's release in August, 2014.

The Second Contender: The Cranberries
The Cranberries are an Irish rock band who formed in Limerick in 1989. The band consists of vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler. Although widely associated with alternative rock, the band's sound also incorporates indie pop, post-punk, Irish folk and pop rock elements.

Who will you choose?

Alright now, it’s time to cast your vote! In the comments, please enter who you are voting for and why you chose them.  Voting ends Dec 6, 2016 at 9pm EST.  Stay tuned, results will be posted on Dec 7th!

And don’t forget to visit these other battles going on today!

What does tomorrow bring?

Tune in to find out! 


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