The Grey Merchant – Avenue De Rennes – Audio

The Irish alt-rock band The Grey Merchant release the LP Avenue De Rennes on the 15th.

The Grey Merchant - Avenue De Rennes - artwork

The Grey Merchant – Avenue De Rennes – artwork

Delivering a broad remit of ideas in the nine track, just over half an hour, album (available on bandcamp) The Grey Merchant are nonetheless able to keep the listener engaged with the variations of tempo, texturing and temperament as the music flows through dark dichotomy, fulminating fury, melancholic meanderings and more –  resultingly leaving the audience streaked in an absorbing mirage of their own interpretation.

Sadly I am not permitted to share my pick of the release with you at this juncture – on release do keep an ear out for the penultimate song, an achingly beautiful composition,  The Exchange.

The middle track is also the title of the album – Avenue De Rennes.

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Young Earth – Let Go – Audio

On the 7th the Irish indie quartet Young Earth will be releasing the EP Frequency Illusion.

Young Earth - photo credit - Chris Basford Photography

Young Earth – photo credit – Chris Basford Photography

The last of the five tracks – Let Go – was revealed yesterday.

Perhaps the most expressive and layered track of the EP with a marked slowing down of pace in the opening segment and a song which is highlighted by shimmering echoing guitars and the depth of bass giving the composition a feeling of sadness – unsurprisingly – making it my pick of the release.

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Groundburst – Mazomba – Audio

The Irish electro-funk trio Groundburst released the three track single Triad on the 4th.

Groundburst

Groundburst

Laying through the release (available on bandcamp) is a sense of extemporised maths-jazz which keeps the listener on their toes, yet, never straying in to far flung fantasy as the underpinning percussion maintains a continual progression to the songs as they swing through the room with some aplomb.

The closing track is Mazomba, which I particularly enjoy for its earthy-blues predisposition.

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President of What? – Sad Awkward Little Virgin Boy – Audio

The Irish angst-rock duo President of What? released the single Sad Awkward Little Virgin Boy on the 7th.

President of What? - Sad Awkward Little Virgin Boy

President of What?

With a more emo centred sound than music of theirs previously featured in Sad Awkward Little Virgin Boy (available on bandcamp) the track is self-reflective look-back at personal anxieties for a young teenager.

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Chirpy – Heavy Hearted – Audio

The Irish alt-folk creator Chirpy released the LP Real Life on the 27th.

Chirpy

Chirpy

The first thing to capture attention is the stunning vocal that has an hypnotic timbre and a spell from which the listener has no desire to break. Underpinning the layered harmonics of voice is an equally intoxicating range of instrumentation, which includes, harp and guitar amongst others.

Whilst instinctively you may think that folk really isn’t your thing, I assure you once hitting play you will become transfixed and desirous of sinking in to the richness of the roughly nineteen minutes of the six compositions – my selection of which is the third – Heavy Hearted.

Word also arrives of a more extensive eponymous release due in November which I am already looking forward to hearing.

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