The Klaxons The title of the band is placed In a bright yellow stamp type bubble. The fact that the bubble is yellow is used to attract the audience attention onto the bright colour and also may show that the information in the box is important. The yellow bubble contains the name of the artist and name of the album. This is not used as much to effect as the title of the album and band is written in a unclear and childlike font. The font can also be used to represent individuality as the writing is child like and unclear font. The main feature on the cover of the cd album for The Klaxons, Is a central image of a cat wearing a U.S navy jump suit. This is effective as it represents the individuality of the indie genre. Indie is short for independence and this is clearly represented through the idea of a cat wearing a jumpsuit. The image is represented centrally on the album to show that the figure is the most important figure on the cover and is used to attract the audiences attention. The mis en scene of the figure on the album is also effective as the figure is dressed in a orange jump suit which is a bright colour and would attract the eye of an audience. The cat figure is also represented holding a nasa like helmet and could represent the band out of this world. This can also play on the theme of the individuality in indie music as the flag and helmet could represent that the cats have taken over the world or that we are all equal to the animals. The fact that the band are not represented in the album cover can be used to effect as it can represent that the band are now a well recognized band and the target audience should now know enough about the artist. The album followed a nationwide mercury prize won by the band which also shows that the band are known world wide. The back of the album cover follows on from the front cover as it represents a camera shot from the opposite side of the front image taken. The tracks to the album are written in a white font over the plain blue wall which is also used to make the text stand out amongst the background. The font to the text is also follows the code of the text of the cover as the font is very similar and individualistic
The Rifles The background to the album can be used to attract the audience as the background is produced in a bright green colour which is used to grab the attention of the audience to the album cover. The background also features a digital 8 figure which can also be used to relate back to the ‘Great Escape’ title of the album as it can represent the time base relating to the great escape theme. The title of the band and album is also effective as it stands out from the bright coloured background to make the text easy to read and attracting. The title and name of the band is written at the top and centrally on the album cover which is also used to attract an audience and stand out on the cover of the album. The great escape title of the band, is also used effectively and it is based on a hit single contained on the album. The representation of the band name “The Rifles”, also follows a trend set through all advertisements of the band. For example the text is written in the same format on all cd covers and posters advertising the band. The band “The Rifles” are not clearly represented on the cover of their album although figures of the band members are presented over the bright green background. The figures are also represented in carrying the music instruments that they play in the band which shows that the figures are used to represent the band although the bands images is filled In a black colour. The fact that the band are filled in a black colour can also be used to represent that the band are also a world recognized band and do not need to be presented to the audience for an audience to know that is them. The image of the bad is also based centrally on the cover of the cd which is also used to represent that the figures are most important on the front of the cd album. The back of the cd album is plain and is used to make it easy for the audience to read and recognise the tracks featured on the album. The background of the album is in a black fill and the text is filled in a white colour which again makes it easy for the audience to read and notice which songs feature on the album. The tracks are based centrally on the back of the album and makes the back of the cd more simple and plain. There is also information on the product and distribution of the cd and also represents the bands online website.
One Night Only The product company also feature in a small logo on the cover of the cd which but does not take any attention away from the rest of the cd cover. The title of the band features on the cover of the cd and stands out to the audience as the font is filled white over a black background. The font of the text is also based I bold text which also stands out. The title of the band is based at the top of the cover although the title of the album does not feature. The title of the band being presented at the top of the cover could be effective as it can attract an audience eye or could stand out when placed in a row of cd’s. The back of the cd features a central image of a completely smashed up room as it features smashed up music instruments. The mis en scene of the room could represent the middle class as it is a untidy, dirty room. The room could also represent what it is like seeing the music band performance. The tacks on the album are also filled in a white colour font over a black background which allows the text to stand out and be easily read. Text on the product and distribution of the product also features on the back of the cd in small text which represent the text is unimportant. The main/central feature of the cover of the “One Night Only” album is a mid shot of the five members of the band. The most important and vocalist member of the group is also central to all five members to grab most focus from the audience. Mis en scene Is used effectively in the image as the indie genre is presented to the audience via the costume presented by the band. The band are featured in lose neck clothes and also in skinny type jeans wearing more vintage clothes. This is effective in representing an indie image to their target audience. The hair of the band is also long and messy which is also common throughout the indie genre. The fact that the band are also all together on the cover of the cd could represent unity within the band and to take the limelight off of the lead vocalist who commonly features in the bands music videos.
The Script The title of the band features centrally and at the top of the page which is effective in grabbing the attention of the audience. The title of the album also features below the title of the band although the text is in a smaller font which shows it is less important. The title of the album ‘Science and Faith’ is also the name of a track of the album which is common throughout general cd covers. The back of the cd also relates to the front of the album as the hands are again together although the hand are in a different position. The back of the cd features all tracks on the album but at the top right to the album. The band website and information on the product and distribution of the company also feature on the back cover but are placed in a small font and out of the way so that the audiences eye is not taken away from the main image and tracks on the album. The central image to the cd cover, “Science and Faith”, features an image of two hands clenched together. The fact that the fists together are presented in ‘blood brothers’ style, could relate back to the title of the album. The hands clenched together could represent unity within the band and audience and relates back to the word ‘faith’. The hands are also of different races which can also be used to represent the unity of others and could represent the ‘science’ in the title of the album. The hands also seem as if on is a mans and the other a female hand. This could also work to represent love/unity of two and relate back to the title, “Science and Faith”.