The Canadian garage rock duo Phono Pony release the four track EP Death By Blowfish on the 3rd of October.
Phono Pony – photo credit – Alex Charlebois
The first track to surface from the EP (which is available on bandcamp) – Vacant – threads flattened strings through the speakers with a bubbling percussion giving the track an uplifting tempo whilst the superlative vocal takes centre-stage.
On the 27th of October the US minimalist-rock creator Albert Bagman releases the LP Straw.
A ten track album full of varied ideas and texturing as once again Albert Bagman delves deep in to the well of creativity to deliver just over half an hour of loosely nailed guitar and electronica flighted with distorted vocal which holds the listener in rapt attention to ensure not missing any of the eddies and ripples of sound whilst Straw threads through eerie, melancholia and the experimental.
The English rock’n’roll trio Fick As Fieves are set to release the single English Weather on the 22nd.
Fick As Fieves
You know that moment when you reach in to your wardrobe and catch site of your favourite piece of clothing and think – I don’t care what I am meant to be doing today – I am wearing this come what may?
The unpretentious sounds of Fick As Fieves always brings a delighted smile and English Weather is no exception. I feel like a joyful chipmunk discovering a hidden stash of nutrition – as I am allowed to share this with you prior to Friday.
Snaffle up the volume and clear some dance-floor – oh and a lasso-rope to swirl above the head would be handy too as, like a cowfolk riding a bucking bronco dressed in leather chaps, there is no dance-move that is too excessive as the bluesy guitar bleeds through the ears with the listener delightedly aiming to keep balance with their own frantic body sway.
If you are not whooping with delight, breathless and sweating profusely at the end of English Weather – you are either not listening through a full speaker system or are reading the wrong music review site.
Let’s once again get confessions out of the way – there was a theory that I was going to publish this article on the 18th – and once again my idea of a diary and real life have come a tad unstuck – so apologies to everyone involved that despite over a weeks notice, I still managed to get it wrong…
… Due for release on the 22nd – Oh My Love (Look at the Mess We’ve Made) – is able to swarm around the room in sarcastic humour and bittersweet recollection of personal circumstance without the audience needing to understand the context which ponders of a recent band break-up to appreciate the composition as it rattles through the ears.
The audience is drawn to thoughts of ’70s platform boots and painted faces as the fantastical sweeping soundtrack of gazey guitar and pulsing bass / percussion rounded out by a half-spoken vocal tumbles out of the speakers.
Prior to hitting play – ensure you are dressed in suitable attire as though attending The Rocky Horror Picture Show – and join in with the dance-steps and rousing chorus.
The Russian ambient-EDM creator Tony Krunk was introduced last year.
The latest track to surface Different Lights of very different texture as gone are the menacing undertones of the music to be replaced with a lighter air in a calming flow of electronica and keys which leaves the listener feeling the stresses of the day easing from their shoulders.