Istanbul Hippodrome is an English electronica duet.
Within the past hour their latest track No Way Home surfaced. Freshly out of the blocks the duo combine synths, guitar and far distant drum-kit to deliver music of contortions and interwoven lacing that finds the mind circumnavigating the loops in an involuntary hypnosis akin to water drawing from the bottom of unplugged bath, circling in ever tighter spirals as it drains.
Again – you are as new to these two – as Istanbul Hippodrome are to you – and this is once again a band where there is no social media page or website to which I can direct your attention.
The English alt-rock trio Atlas Wynd were introduced earlier this year.
Atlas Wynd – Photo by Ben Galloway-Grindlay
They recently released the AA side single Eyes Fixed On The Sun / You’re On My Mind.
Each track I have heard by Atlas Wynd is of different source, that being the case on this release too.
Eyes Fixed On The Sun is a delta-blues / 60’s brit-rock fusion with dirty riffs interspersed with taut percussion and lilting vocal, allowing them to deliver a track that, despite only being just over two and a half minutes long, is packed with intrigue.
The most recent track to surface Faces is a reflective on the trials and tribulations of life around and although the melancholic piano chords, pacing and brooding electronics give the song a sad countenance there is a glimmer of optimistic light within the transfixing composition.
It was back in 2014 that the English heavy-metal band SKAM were initially introduced.
SKAM – Fading Before The Sun – artwork
Their newest single Fading Before The Sun, which was released last week, does everything that have established themselves for doing well – driving classic rock that finds the listener headbanging alongside in delight.
A model that has served well over decades for many and SKAM demonstrate once again why this is a style of music that is, deservedly so, long lasting.
The English synth-wave duo LiiN released the two track plus two remix EP Andromeda earlier in the month.
The analogue synthetics gives the music an inherent capacity to softly brush the listener which in the EP, LiiN, deploy both as a stand alone instrumental track and as the cloaking for vocal, each resulting in something quite different.
My selection from the release is the original version of title track Andromeda which invites the listener on to the dancefloor in a number that is reminiscent of ’80s club nights.