The US retro-rock project Smidley releases the eponymous LP on the 2nd of June.
Smidly – eponymous LP – artwork
As the notes come rolling out of the speakers, in the sixth of the ten tracks on the album (available through Triple Crown Records) – Fuck This, rather than being the snarling commentary suggested by the song title, has a distinctive merseybeat feel to it and, the listener is invited to lay in quiet repose as the warm analogue effects float through the ears.
Currently working towards the release of a new LP – Say You Will Again has surfaced in advance.
With a fresh-faced outer-coating, within the just under three and two thirds minutes track the quartet do expose some fraying threads, which give them far more to offer than immediate impressions would suggest.
On the 12th of May the US dark-metal quintet God Of Nothing will be releasing the LP Silent Silhouette.
God of Nothing
Through the addition of rhythm guitar God Of Nothing are able to both deliver coiled springs of rage to their output, whilst giving the tracks expressive atmosphere that enables them to cloak with the listener with the enveloping oppression of which their music articulates.
The last of the six tracks on the album is Lorraine.
An album that takes Bernie Pink through acoustic led sparseness to acid laced psychedelia, yet throughout the roughly twenty two minutes release the listener never wavers their attention.
The rawness of the music gives it its primal fascination as players swap and change roles in the various tracks as the collisions of sounds and shrieks clatter across the room in what sounds initially like a chaotic sprawl though quickly transpires as songs which have a discernible direction of travel.
Establishing a wider live performance presence, the début LP will hopefully open further opportunities for Bernie Pink and a band I look forward to coming back to in short order.
My pick of the release is the second track – Punk Song.
It has been three years since the US based indie-synth trio My Glorious last featured.
My Glorious – The Dark Idea
Their latest single, which came out on the 13th is the appropriately named The Dark Idea that casts a shadow in to the room as the electronics and instrumentation graduate through each other in a rolling rumble of sound.