The US alt-rock quartet Sixteen Jackies release the EP Movie Was Bad tomorrow.
Sixteen Jackies – photo by Carmella Maria
The second of the four tracks on the EP – VHS #1 (A Body) – was revealed less than a dozen hours ago.
Having had the opportunity to listen to two of the tracks, with each being of different countenance, I can attest on this basis that Movie Was Bad is something to add to the collection.
With the option of either the opening song You Came a luscious layering of gazey guitar led by a beguiling vocal or VHS #1 (A Body) to feature there is little possibility I would choose anything other than a track that has a bass guitar strung so loosely you can almost see the wires poking out of the speakers with the synth taking supporting role as guitar and percussion add a dark presence with the sparse vocal menacing the ears.
Good Times, a riff laden number, is the first track to surface from a forthcoming LP.
Blue Nation are able to balance heavy rumbles and shimmering highs delivering music in which the listener finds plenty to engage as the trio create, in Good Times, a song which although lasting only three and a quarter minutes is richly textured with varieties of emphasis keeping the audience fully absorbed in the unhurried eloquence.
Jaden Strong is an ambient-electronica creator from the USA.
A new project with only three songs to hear, none of which none is more than a matter of less than five days old, there is a succulent morsel on which to gnaw as the synthesised xylophone chirps through the room layered by a flattened delayed loop which re-imagines the percussion in liquid form.
By way of an introduction to Jaden Strong – Oxandra.
The Danish romantic-rock quartet Miners Outfit released the single Through Your Skin on the 14th.
Light the candles at a dinner-table for two whilst gazing deeply in to your partners eyes prior to hitting play to fully engage with Through Your Skin, a song which immediately presents an invitation to a graceful glide over the dance-floor.
If, by the conclusion of the just under four minute song, you are pondering heading back to the table for the candle-lit supper, rather than skip eating and heading straight to the bedroom, I posit your dinner-partner is someone with whom you find little frisson and you are thereby listening to the wrong soundtrack to accompany the moment in which you are engaged.
Emerging Indie Bands on Facebook is where you will discover music which may be abrasive else it may be romantic and therefore always a bit of a gamble as to what will be featured next.
The Canada based – Tasmania originating – melancholic-rock trio Heart Beach are set to release the LP Haircut on the 1st of November.
A ten track album of drifting sadness which rather than leaving the listener feeling morose leaves them having undergone a catharsis as Heart Beach deliver music that has an intrinsic beauty which flows deep through the bone-marrow warming up the body from inside.
In advance of the release of the album a couple of tracks of surfaced (available on bandcamp) and by way of an introduction to a band I look forward to featuring again in short order the second song on the LP – Perfect.
Heart Beach are about to start a tour of Australia with the culminating gig being in Tasmania. If you are anywhere near the shows, I would suggest taking an evening out in their company would not be something you would regret.
Nov 01 Upstairs @ the Gasometer Collingwood, VIC
Nov 03 Oxford Arts Factory Sydney, NSW
Nov 04 The Phoenix Canberra, ACT
Nov 08 Upstairs @ the Gasometer Collingwood, VIC
Nov 09 Rad Bar & Cafe Wollongong, NSW
Nov 10 Hamilton Station Hotel Newcastle, NSW
Nov 11 Bloodhound Bar Fortitude Valley, QLD
Nov 15 Upstairs @ the Gasometer Collingwood, VIC
Nov 17 The Hotel Metro Adelaide, SA
Nov 22 Upstairs @ the Gasometer Collingwood, VIC
Dec 09 The Brisbane Hotel Hobart, TAS