Area Resident – Show No One – Audio

The Canadian alt-rock project of Doug Hempstead – Area Resident – released the LP Delano on the 10th. Pulling in reference points across the Atlantic ocean to the East and also South of the border – Area Resident one moment takes the listener to southern-slide blues, the next to pub-rock … Read More…

Oneida – Town Crier – Audio

The US alt-rock band Oneida released a two track 7″ single on the 10th. Marking a transition in their continual development – the limited edition yellow vinyl release (available on Joyful Noise) sees Oneida, akin to the caterpillar morphing in to a chrysalis prior to emerging as a  butterfly, each … Read More…

Sugarmen – Central Line – Video

The English indie quartet Sugarmen released the LP Live Freaks on the 10th. A nine track release recorded live in Sheffield (England) – the mod tinctured second song – Central Line – zings through the room in soaring temperament which finds the listener, even if they were not at the gig, stamping … Read More…

Наадя (Naadia) – Облака (Clouds) – Video

It has been approaching a year since the Russian dreamwave outfit Наадя (Naadia) last featured. The newest track – Облака (Clouds) – is borne through the room in contrasts of the flexing muscles of bulging bass-loops and the fragile feathering synth through which the vocal hovers like a bird flighting in and … Read More…

Mother Lights – Last Dance – Audio

The US based folk-rock quartet Mother Lights released the EP Waiting for Mammoths on the 13th. An immersive four track release which blends keys, bowed and strummed strings, percussion and vocal in to a weave of rich tapestry with a vaguely forlorn sense of wistful remembrance to the compositions. With influences … Read More…