The Irish lofi-angst duo President of What? released the LP The Owners Will Be Home Soon on the 4th.
President of What?
A roughly thirty one minutes – dozen track album of pained extrusion which will either have you running for the hills or wrapped in enthralled silence – on the basis that I am asking you to spend time with them tells you that I do enjoy their out of tune, out of time, out of kilter compositions which meander across contemplatives of the minutiae of life in quizzical perspective.
President Of What? strip away any pretentious processes whilst laying bare inner turmoils in compositions which reminds of desperately striking damp Swan Vesta pink sulphur waxed Matches and convincing one-self – this one will sort it all out – only to discover that akin to the veneer of life, waxed matches really are not that effective in rainy conditions and will soon flicker to charred corners. If you have ever attempted to light a wet cigarette in the rain with a damp box of Swan Vesta you will understand the analogy, else will likely be scratching your head in confusion.
The ninth track on The Owners Will Be Home Soon (available on bandcamp) is You Wouldn’t Believe How Hard It Was to Get That Up My Sleeve.
The Irish lo-fi-angst creator Tadhg Flinter released the EP Take It Easy last month.
My apologies – Tadhg and I have been chatting for a while now which means this has all been in my inbox for more days than it should before I share it with you.
From the four track release (available on bandcamp) the third – Day In The Life – is my pick of the release and to be fair I am not certain whether it is because I am minded of the track by the title which reconciles with the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich or because it is equally as desperately contemplating inequities in life – however I came to it – I recommend spending time with the 2016 realism of Take It Easy.
The Irish alt-rock quintet Changing Gears release the LP Communicate on the 10th of November.
There is a retro-80’s new-wave tincture to the music of Changing Gears, as the sounds ease their way around the room to which their production style gives a sense of analogue recordings, which regular readers will know is a combination likely to immediately pique my interest.
Whilst the album is full of nuggets of gold I was particularly struck by the third of the eight tracks (available on bandcamp) The Fever with its slowed down Costelloesque references to Oliver’s Army.