The US lofi quartet Indoor Cats released the EP Heading West on the 18th.
Somewhat appropriately named Indoor Cats reveal music which is soft focus paw and wetted claw as the diffused songs on the EP (available on bandcamp) unfurl themselves from the speakers akin to a morning stretch whilst laying in bed still half-asleep after a good nights sleep.
My pick of the release, of course, goes pretty well against the grain of text previously written with the rockabilly fused second piece – O My.
The US trippy-rock trio The Willowz release the LP Fifth on the 15th of September.
After an eight year break The Willowz return with music that is more spacious. The penultimate of the ten tracks on Fifth, Now You Know, lights the room with a kaleidoscopic hue of thickly piled music that has the listener reaching for a blanket on which to lay and relax in the echoing, psychedelic tinged, soundtrack.
The England based rock outfit Field Manual released the single Closer today.
Following on closely from their début LP Someday Streets which came out in May – Closer – is of very different idea.
Whilst still of retrospective mindset the single switches sides of the Atlantic Ocean surfacing with a track that minds of Gerry Rafferty with the tenor saxophone taking a leading light weaved with Dire Straights inspired guitars in a song that has a luxurious flow of a, finely played and delivered, unhurried release which has the audience reaching out to touch the almost tangible flow of the notes as they thread through the room.
I am already intrigued to discover where these experienced, though only within the past year combined, group of musicians head next as they refresh classic rock.