Formed just over a year ago Wax Colour have spent time honing their live performance craft, securing an ever expanding circuit and earlier in the month revealed their début LP – DIY EP, to the delight of those of us who have not had the opportunity to see them thus far, which is available on bandcamp. Those of longer stay will often spot the anomaly of me calling a release an LP whilst the band call it an EP – which comes about that having been brought up in the age of Vinyl I still refer to anything with up to three tracks as a Single, anything with four of five tracks an EP and anymore than that an LP – making the nine tracks on DIY EP – an LP. Moving swiftly on…
… Wax Colour deliver music which predominately has a psychedelic tinge to it as muzzled guitars flow through the room in a drifting haze, with a dreamy electronic hum floating in and out of focus while quiet percussion / bass combinations tether the tracks to the ground as the listless vocal rounds out the highly engaging compositions. Though that doesn’t mean Wax Colour can’t hurry things along as other pieces are more driven indie-dance pieces, albeit still masked behind a hazy voile.
By way of an introduction – counter-intuitively – a live video of the third track on the album – Runaway Baby.
The Scottish rock ‘n’ roll band Shambolics are due to release the single Love Collides next month.
The clarity of delivers gives Shambolics a snappy beat that the moment the sounds flow in to the room the listener finds themselves joining in with the joy of it all.
First looked at back in August of least year; in Love Collides, Shambolics, deliver similar zestiness that covers the listener in a refreshing tangy sharpness though have, in the three minutes and fifty seconds of the song, marginally softened the sound giving the piece a more rounded moulding within which they find themselves space to add a subtlety from which they are able to deliver a track layered in textures.
I was enthusiastic when they were first featured I am even more enamoured now and do suggest keeping an ear out for Shambolics: A band, if there is any justice in the music industry, you will hear much more of in the near future.
The French alt-rock trio Problematic Jam are finalising the precise release date for the LP Stereonucleose.
Problematic Jam – Stereonucleose – artwork
Previously set for release last month; the delay of the album, now due for the second quarter of this year, has allowed a further track to surface – Crackdowns & Breakups.
Just over five minutes of compacted instrumentation and meandering vocal construct that either, as is always is the case, immediately has the listener running out of the room as though on fire or dwell in fascinated silence and – quite evidently the fact that I am positing you should spend time in their company immediately informs you that I sit firmly rooted in the latter camp.