A Lonely Crowd

A Lonely Crowd is Luke Ancell (Guitar), Scott Ancell (Drums), David Morkunas (Bass / Keys) and Xen Havales (Vocals / Flute /Percussion) a progressive rock band from Melbourne in Australia.

A Lonely Crowd - Progressive Rock from Australia

A Lonely Crowd

Melting textures extrude from the speakers as the quartet combine a standard rock line-up with additional electronics and wind instrument to deliver music which explores much territory. With a slightly experimental theatrical flavour to the sound A Lonely Crowd provides music to take the listener away from the everyday mundane to the exotic.


Whilst comprehensive there is enough approachability for philistines such as myself to find a welcoming entrance and from there to spend much time, as underlaying the flourishes sits structured rock compositions to which A Lonely Crowd add engrossing twists and turns.

A successful debut LP User Hostile was launched in 2011 and the follow-up LP the even more extravagant 13 track three quarters of an hour Transients set for release on the 1st February.  Not having had the opportunity to see the band live, where by all accounts they are a well received performance act, I would be intrigued to ascertain how the electronic weaves are delivered in a live format.

A Lonely Crowd is able to take a basic construct, add some bells and whistles, yet retain a cohesive and believable sound and for that they deserve much credit.

When the LP is made available, my advice, definitely worth spending time to get to know as the quartet take the listener on a fantastical journey of compositions.

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We Have Band – Someone – Video

We Have Band, first introduced back in February 2012 have just released a new single.

We Have Band

We Have Band

To accompany Someone is a lyric video.

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Trevor And The Joneses

Trevor And The Joneses is a rock band from Las Vegas in the USA comprising Trevor Jones (Vocal / Guitar), Chris Montijo (Drums), Dale Gilbert (Bass) and Joe Lawless (Guitar).

Trevor And The Joneses - rock from the USA

Trevor And The Joneses

Hammering tongs announce the arrival of Trevor And The Joneses. High energy soft drinks seem more like sleeping draughts on taking a listen to the quartet who deliver their sharply defined music, which, even on down-tempo kick the shins with the deep registers of bass and percussion forming the precursor to their sound.

Blending in a variety of influences there is a slightly psychedelic feel to the material, which seems somewhat at odds to the comments of infusions of energy that the band inject into the audience, but the echoing guitars in these instances form a focus for attention rather than a backdrop for hallucination as Trevor And The Joneses keep the moments driving forward, even in more acoustic led tracks which extend as far as 9 and a half minutes.

To my mind their abilities are best showcased when they turn up the pace and stack the notes more densely as it is here that they sound the most coherent and impressive.

With a couple of years behind them and one LP – the ten track There Was Lightening – which came out just over a year ago, I look forward to Trevor And The Joneses releasing some new sounds during 2014.

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Hot Head Show – Bummer – Video

I find it difficult to believe it is approaching three years since I last looked at the English out-fit Hot Head Show.

Hot Head Show

Hot Head Show

This time they were caught on Italian radio with a live version of Bummer.

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