The New Zealand alt-folk band Grawlixes are planning to release the LP Set Free in July and the title track was made available a few hours ago.
Not an outfit to pop onto the party night playlist Grawlixes deliver music which has an intense sadness that daubs the listeners eyes with tear-stained handkerchief and for its resonating melancholia is music from which the audience has no desire to flee.
On the lead and title track of the eleven on Set Free, there is tender beauty created by the changing harmonics of minors and accidentals of vocal as both bowed and strummed strings gives the track its raw emotional intensity and burrows the, tad over two minutes, music deep in to the marrow-bone.
Ensure your speaker system is firmly anchored, prior to boosting the sub-woofers, to allow the first of the five tracks on the EP (available on bandcamp) – Tribenka to drive around the room in displaced pressure waves that will blow any and all surface hair.
The English electro-rock outfit The Pink Diamond Revue will be releasing the EP We Don’t Play Rock’n’Roll on the 14th.
The Pink Diamond Revue
Once again I am little late in responding to an email as it was back in October 2014 Tim sent me a note to introduce The Pink Diamond Revue, however as often seems to be the case, despite my delay in always getting to things as they are sent, though I do get there in the end, I have arrived at an opportune moment with the EP coming out in a couple of weeks.
There is no need to make reference to influence as immediately on hitting play you will discover it for yourself. What makes for a distinct point of difference is that Tim Lane plays guitar and Rob Courtman Stock uses drums, adding sounds steeped in psychedelia to the electronic futurism – though there is a third and intrinsic member of the band – the mannequin Acid Dol.
My apologies to everyone that it has taken so long to introduce The Pink Diamond Revue.