The English alt-rock trio Atlas Wynd were introduced earlier this year.
Atlas Wynd – Photo by Ben Galloway-Grindlay
They recently released the AA side single Eyes Fixed On The Sun / You’re On My Mind.
Each track I have heard by Atlas Wynd is of different source, that being the case on this release too.
Eyes Fixed On The Sun is a delta-blues / 60’s brit-rock fusion with dirty riffs interspersed with taut percussion and lilting vocal, allowing them to deliver a track that, despite only being just over two and a half minutes long, is packed with intrigue.
The most recent track to surface Faces is a reflective on the trials and tribulations of life around and although the melancholic piano chords, pacing and brooding electronics give the song a sad countenance there is a glimmer of optimistic light within the transfixing composition.
The Bangladeshi retro-rock project Yasar released the single Away From Me a few days ago.
Away From Me is just over three minutes of warming rock that coils around the listener like a snugly blanket as the drifting sounds slowly flow through the room.
It would be possible to spend considerable time referencing ‘reminds me of’ – however so to do would be to do injustice to the composition which holds attention for its own ability. My only sadness is that there is only one song that I have been able to hear as once you invest in the luxurious ride you will want to hear far more. I look forward to discovering a full double LP in short order in which to submerge for an hour or three.
The US indie-glaze quartet Rare Monk release the LP A Future on the 7th of July.
A ten track album (available on bandcamp) which has a sophistication to it, though is able to steer clear from sounding as though the audience needs to be well pressed shirts to listen to, as inside the ‘music for grown-ups’ they are also able to let the frayed edges peer through the output and although it is music for the smart end of town, it doesn’t sneer at those who aren’t intending to drink over-priced cocktails.
The opening number – Happy Haunting – combines elements of trad-jazz, with indie-dance resulting in a track that the listener can engage with from a variety of perspectives.