The Welsh alt-rock band Blind Beggar surfaced with a new track on the 15th.
Rumours abound that Blind Beggar will be releasing some full studio recorded material imminently though thus far Out Of My Head, the latest track, is also in demo form.
Out Of My Head features the bending of time through chords and bars that is their signature sound which they top off with a superlative vocal once again with their blend of psychedelia and ’60s British Blues, that flows through the just under four and a quarter minutes of the track and finds the listener after each run through needing to play the song – just one more time.
The Welsh melancholic-rock trio Lost Like Alice released the two track single Empty Tank on the 9th.
Lost Like Alice – Empty Tank – artwork
The vocal, that captures immediate attention, drips of emotional context surrounded by equally mournful instrumentation shrouds the listener in sublime dark cloaking in which there is, paradoxically, a comforting embrace of texture the audience finds a restful place to lay the mind.
Lost Like Alice is an outfit I look forward to hearing more from in short order and by way of an introduction the title track – Empty Tank.
Alice Signal Fires is an alt-rock outfit split between Northern Ireland, Wales and England.
Alice Signal Fires
Currently working towards the release of an LP, as yet unnamed, for 2017 to follow-up the album Ghost from last year.
The first track to surface from the forthcoming release is Hot Air Balloons in which those who already know Alice Signal Fires will find grounds of similarity, with acoustic guitar featuring prominently in the piece. The major difference being that the music has a more resolute presence moving from the ground of alternative folk to a more scathing and compressed rock iteration.
It will be interesting to discover if this is a one-off diversion or a new direction of travel.