Wildwood Kin – Taking A Hold – Video

The English alt-folk trio Wildwood Kin release the LP Turning Tides on the 18th.

Wildwood Kin - Turning Tides - artwork

Wildwood Kin – Turning Tides – artwork

The vocal harmonies and primal percussion gives the eighth of the eleven tracks on the album – Taking A Hold a sound that injects itself in to the bloodstream taking the listener to thoughts of dancing around a bonfire.

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The K’s – Sarajevo – Single Review

The K’s is an English newwave quartet.

The K's

The K’s

I do confess – I had to check – a band entitled The K’s with a song called Sarajevo did raise queries of political persuasion – so rest assured – the Sarajevo in question is the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 rather than thoughts of Srebrenica in support of the English Defence League – this is not a KKK off-shoot of White Christian Supremacists, I merely countenance the band to reconsider their name (else you sense akin to Sham 69 gigs – in those days – the BNP – supporting the music for all the wrong reasons) as I won’t be the only one of suspicious nature – now you know you will more clearly notice the lyric, comprehend the irony of the artwork of the single depicting the emblem of Црна рука – perhaps it is my tinnitus ridden ears and personal radar as an anarchist – the music?…

… turn up the volume and let the staccato pulsing beats harangue as the quartet compress the air, like an air-rifle, prior to propelling pellets in to the room peppering the plaster with pock-marks.

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Jess And The Bandits – Start A War – Video

The US / England country quintet Jess And The Bandits release the LP Smoke And Mirrors on the 15th of September.

Jess And The Bandits

Jess And The Bandits

From the forthcoming album a live stripped back acoustic version of Start A War recently surfaced which allows the highly impressive vocal to take centre stage with little adornment and indicates why their appeal is international.

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Echotape – Forget It – Video

It has been a couple of years since the English indie-rock out-fit Echotape last featured.

Echotape - Forget It

Echotape

Currently finalising details for the release of the EP This Could Be Anything. The first track to surface, which itself will be made available as a stand alone single on the 22nd of September – Forget It – is of more summery disposition than music of theirs previously featured.

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Echolines – Ratherhaveu – Audio

The English indie-rock quartet Echolines are working towards the release of the LP Breathe in October.

Echolines - Photo credit - Jordan Harris

Echolines – Photo credit – Jordan Harris

Like an unreleased coiled-spring the music surges out of the music in flashing percussion and guitar with the sounds bursting through the room. Though the material is intensely packed Echolines do not use the impetus to fire up the volume rather use bass to keep tight rein on the compositions allowing them to develop the themes of the songs with the topping of a well measured vocal providing the audience with a soundtrack that holds attention.

From the forthcoming LP Ratherhaveu was released as a standalone single yesterday.

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