Ezra Furman operates as a solo project and works with various players as matters suit. The most recent LP Perpetual Motion People was made with the support of the The Boy-Friends in a release that has light tone but focal message.
Body Was Made, the ninth of the bakers-dozen of tracks on the album is a statement of protest of those who take it upon themselves to assume the role of moral guardian for body shape and sexuality.
The Ukrainian rock band The Bajikans were introduced in February.
The Bajikans – Passenger Of Life – Vinyl
From the dozen track LP Passenger Of Life, released earlier this year, Comeongetyou ,the seventh displays The Bajikans in a more rock centred mood than indie and to my mind stronger for it.
Comeongetyou allows The Bajikans to deliver a more natural flow of sounds in which all the players sound more comfortable and as such bristling in confidence, which allows the audience to relax more easily into the music.
This live version of Comeongetyou was recorded last month.
It was over a year ago that the Finnish indie-synth band Bye Mandu last appeared.
A live version of an as yet unreleased track Mind Reading, discovers Bye Mandu with a more generous and considered tone to their sound than previous material featured. A dreamy synth driven piece in which the band has given themselves more room in which to develop the themes of the song, with keys taking the leading role.