As always it is a pleasure to come to the Readers’ Choice for Band Of The Month, as without you it would be a fairly futile exercise ever putting finger to keyboard and thank you for taking time out of your day to take a wander through the eclectic mix of music.
The Readers’ Choice for Band Of The Month for November is the New Zealand rock quintet – Tablefox.
The English synth-wave band Zola Blood are set to launch their début LP on the 24th of March 2016.
In the interim a AA side single Play Out / Pieces Of The Day was released earlier this month. Pieces Of The Day has a deeper register than much of what has already been featured, with everything, including drums heading through synth processing, giving the track the Zola Blood signature sound.
The deeper resonance in Pieces Of The Day allows Zola Blood to provide the listener with more varied textures as brightness and darkness collide in a track that hints of a more luxurious direction of future travel.
The English Indie band Get Inuit released the EP Luge Lessons last month.
Get Inuit – Luge Lessons – artwork
The third of the four tracks – Pro Procrastinator is, by over a minute, the briefest on the EP running at two minutes and thirty three seconds and perhaps for its brevity packs the hardest punch as Get Inuit compress a similar number of notes into the tighter space. Making it a piece that bristles with energy and allows the band to display a grittier garage style to their sound.
Currently on a tour in England with one performance in Scotland, which builds in momentum in January, to support the release of Luge Lessons.
Sat 14th Dec // The Old blue Last // London
Sun 24 Jan // The Gulbenkian // Canterbury
Mon 25 Jan // The Anvil // Bournemouth
Tue 26 Jan // Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar // Brighton
Wed 27 Jan // The Black Heart // London
Thu 28 Jan // The Cookie // Leicester
Fri 29 Jan // The Victoria Inn // Derby
Sun 31 Jan // Broadcast // Glasgow (Scotland)
Mon 01 Feb // O2 Academy Newcastle // Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tue 02 Feb // Sunflower Lounge // Birmingham
Wed 03 Feb // Exchange // Bristol
Thu 04 Feb // Boileroom // Guildford
Maff is a Chilean shoegaze quartet, who were introduced earlier this year.
Maff – eponymous LP – artwork
From their eponymous LP – Linger Around, the second of the eight tracks, features shimmering guitars which spiral round and around the room in ever expansive circles as Maff seem to elasticise time with the under three minute number seemingly far more extensive.
The psychedelia coated guitars are complemented by the gauzy vocal, submerged synths and persistent percussion, which gives Linger Around its layers of textures and hence sense of elongation.