The US indie-rock quartet Fame On Fire released the EP Transitions on the 19th.
Fame On Fire – photo credit mamamaysa
An intriguing combination of heavy-metal and indie-light tumbles out of the speakers and yet, rather than sounding like a bad idea inevitably going to end in a car crash, the elements line themselves up in good order leaving the listener in the juxtaposed position of playing air-guitar and head-banging whilst skipping happily around the dance-floor and calling for more.
From the five track release Another One is the second.
The US fused-rock band Rusty Shipp release their début LP Mortal Ghost on the 9th of June.
A dozen track album which is highlighted by the powerful guitar work both by bass and six stringers that oscillate in focal point allowing Rusty Shipp to deliver music which has an ever changing shape, that isn’t to suggest that the articulation of the percussion or calmness of vocal are not intrinsic elements to the overall sound.
From the forthcoming LP, the third song, Devil Jonah which was also released as a stand alone single earlier this month.
The US rock’n’weave quartet release the EP Molly on the 26th.
Captains Of April
The first track to surface is the title – which combines science-fiction cartoon with new-wave fulminations resulting in a just under over three minutes encapsulation that finds the listener, both bathing in self-induced dancing sweat whilst equally chuckling in wide smiled grin, as the combinations of pulmonary pumping and spacious lack of gravity skim across the room.
Play it loud, play it frayed, slip and slide with Captains Of April – an outfit I look forward to coming back to in due course.
Sign-posted towards the end of last year, the US psychedelic-grunge quartet Comrade Catbox released the EP Porcelain Pillows earlier in the month.
A five track EP (available on bandcamp) in which the listener can delightedly wallow as Comrade Catbox deliver music which as soon as it surfaces from the speakers immediately looses all sense of the normality of sound physics and instead forms in to a mass of gloop which oozes across the floor filling the room with sounds that minds of bog snorkelling.
My selection of which is the middle number – Hijinx – in which the audience is invited to splosh in pleasured accompaniment.
The US alt-rock trio ViceVersa released the LP The Electric Flame on the 12th.
A nine track album (available on bandcamp) full of brightly wrapped sweets in a pick and mix selection, each a delight in its own right and as a collection makes for a just over half an hour of goodies to savour.
Ranging from garage fuzz, through flourishing rock riffs to psychedelic kaleidoscopes the songs on The Electric Flame always has an analogue texture giving the music a retro-feel.
A band I look forward hearing more from in short order. By way of an introduction the middle track is Funk Your Face.