Diablo Furs from Nottingham is the new-wave duo of Rob and Sue.
Still in formation – Diablo Furs is still auditioning for the full line-up, but like the excitable individual that I am, rather than waiting for the final sound, I just had to let you know about it.
Turn up the volume and let the sounds slap you across the face as subsumed garage rock scowls around the room. The enthusiasm and energy is palpable as Diablo Furs turn their thoughts back to late ’70s early ’80s with a pulsating percussion a fuzz of guitar and vocal which scatter showers of speed across the audience and you just know this is music for an all-nighter – dayer – and next night too, but unlike a drug fuelled binge, the come-down is less painful, though your ears will be thumping and your muscles aching.
Appositely, as I have commented many times this year about the new sound of Indie Rock in the UK, you will ascertain hints of synthetics in some of the renditions.
It is when I happenstance upon acts like Diablo Furs that life as a music reviewer spins into one of euphoria.
My thoughts – if you are a musician based anywhere near Nottingham and looking for a band – detune your guitar – flail your drum-kit – but do try and get aboard a band with dynamism and a sound that will never be heard on the plasticity of BBC Radio 1 – music as it should be.
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A series of Demo tracks have appeared on bandcamp.
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Azwel from New York in the USA is the melodic multi-instrumentalist Jason Perrillo.
There is a lightness of sound that drifts around the room as Azwel delivers songs which are dipped with influences of Britpop and ’70s rock. The process of delivering the pieces of music demands considerable patience as each piece is full instrument and vocal and the listener would be none the wiser that it is a one man show.
Whilst very easy on the ears, some songs do have the toes tapping along, others allow the audience to enjoy the lilting guitar chords and although very much middle of the road, one doesn’t leave with the impression of having watched paint dry as there is more to this than elevator music. Not something to rattle out at a rave, but something to play when music forms more than a backdrop, but less than the centre of attention.
In addition to working hard to put the recordings together, Azwel is a prolific creator with at least one LP appearing annually. The most recent of which came out at the end of last month – the nine track – From Now On.
I raise my hat to Jason for his abilities, as a songwriter / instrumentalist and vocalist and long may Azwel continue to add to the weave of experience.
From Now On – Azwel is available on iTunes*
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Otis Heat from the USA release their LP – ING on the 5th September.
In advance of the new album, a video for the title track has been made available.
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From the USA, Ilima Considine and The Sexbots has a new EP being launched on the 14th September – Songs for Jamil.
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As always, the songs are close to the heart and the EP reflects on a schism of love. A new video for Things I Ought To Have Said has recently appeared.
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Winchester Rebels from the USA released their most recent LP – Warrior yesterday.
From the LP – Golden Line.
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