The English alt-rock creator Daniel Clark released the LP Corridors on the 12th.
A ten track album (available on bandcamp) that has a brooding presence, much akin to walking through a mountain valley at dusk, with the listener sensing the natural beauty of the shadowy surroundings looming overhead whilst the unseen has the mind creating its own imagined dangers lurking therein.
The English synth-wave quartet Bear Muda revealed their début Looking (Eyes Shut) – single a few days ago.
Electro-drum pad and creamy synth are merged with natural percussion, bass, guitar and vocals to deliver finding the listener drifting back in time to the early ’80s with the listener pondering what ever happened to that flamboyant, romance-period outfit last seen being packed in to a box to put in the attic; much like Dorian Grey, Bear Muda are able to hold back the years whilst living in the present in Looking (Eyes Shut).
Whilst retrospective of countenance Bear Muda are able to invest the music with a ‘nu’ to the foundations of new-romanticism and thereby providing a fresh set of linen.
The Northern Irish new-wave quartet Saint Sapphire were introduced earlier in the year.
Saint Sapphire – photo credit Zoe Faulkner
With typical aplomb the latest single to be revealed by Saint Sapphire – Scream – is a free flowing fuzzy ball of high octane rock’n’roll attesting to their ability to put together feisty songs that simultaneously have the listener launching themselves around the room in good humour.
The English indie quartet Sugarmen released the LP Live Freaks on the 10th.
Sugarmen – Central Line
A nine track release recorded live in Sheffield (England) – the mod tinctured second song – Central Line – zings through the room in soaring temperament which finds the listener, even if they were not at the gig, stamping around their own venue with arms raised aloft and feet hitting the ground with enough force to immediately rebound skywards.