Channel Swimmer – Look Up, Paradise – Audio

The England based chillwave project Channel Swimmer releases the LP Souvenirs on the 14th.

Channel Swimmer

Channel Swimmer

Today seems to be a day for introducing lengthy releases and another suggestion – Souvenirs (available on bandcamp) which extends to twenty one tracks – each worth the time spent in their company – to my mind.

Turn down the lights – lay back and allow the second song Look Up, Paradise to flow through the room leaving the listener with the sense that they are floating on the Bahr Lut.

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Saint Sapphire – Rule The World Tonight – Video

Saint Sapphire is a newwave quartet from Northern Ireland.

Saint Sapphire

Saint Sapphire

Yesterday they revealed their latest single – Rule The World Tonight.

As is always the case the best rock’n’roll is unadorned and in Rule The World Tonight, Saint Sapphire, deliver a track that immediately catches the audience with the pulsing sound that has them joining in with the infectious uptempo hooks and dips.

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Motion – Myths – Audio

The Scottish melancholic-rock quartet Motion released their eponymous EP on the 9th.

Motion

Motion

The air fills with a palpable sense of sadness as the music floats through the air on extended glittering delayed guitar notes with a double time percussion giving the feeling of two platelets moving at different speeds revolving around each other, which gives the songs their shadowy texture, through which bass fades in and out of earshot while a sorrowful echoing vocal rounds out the immersive sounds created by Motion.

Myths is the first of the four tracks.

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Kung Fu Jesus – Shine A Light – Video

On the 7th the Scottish retro-wave creator Kung Fu Jesus released the LP The Kantele Tapes.

Kung Fu Jesus

Kung Fu Jesus

Immediately on hitting play the listener is wound back to the late ’80s – though not in the least sorry for it – as the blends of instrumentation, electronica and floating vocal surface in to the room to wrap the listener in billowing down filled blankets.

The third of the ten tracks is Shine A Light.

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As I May – Hero – Single Review

The Finnish melodic-metal quartet As I May released the single Hero on the 4th.

As I May

As I May

I am aware that I have mentioned it previously though I don’t feel it is repetition for the sake of repetition to comment that musicians from Scandinavia are often able to deliver music which combines what on the surface are polar-opposites that can’t possibly work, yet turn it in to a concept of intrigue and complexity that fascinates – very often melodic-metal.

In HeroAs I May provide the listener with a dark underbelly of fire that opens its wings and glides gracefully through room like a sparrow-hawk searching for prey.

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