Davidson – Whatever Lies Before You – Single Review

The Swedish heavy-metal solo project Davidson fairly regularly surfaces with new material.

Davidson

Davidson

The latest song to be revealed is Whatever Lies Before You. A thumper of a composition that hurtles out of the speaker festooned in pin-badges and fraying denim that finds the listener joining in with the extended bridge.

There is a delightful dampening that gives Whatever Lies Before You a softlight focus and earthy feel. The more it runs through the just under four and three quarter minutes play time the longer the audience wants it to last – whilst completely forgetting this is a band of one – not a full line-up of four.

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Soccer Mommy – Out Worn – Audio

The US lo-fi project Soccer Mommy releases the LP Collection on the 4th of August.

Soccer Mommy

Soccer Mommy

The unadorned production allows Soccer Mommy to reveal music that has immediate connection with the listener as instrumentation and analogue synth surround vocal with an output that reflects on bittersweet moments on life.

From the eight track album (available on bandcamp) Out Worn is the fourth.

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Paul Wilkes – Into The Blue – Audio

The English folk creator Paul Wilkes will be releasing the eponymous LP on the 2nd of June.

Paul Wilkes

Paul Wilkes

The compositions are led by combinations of piano and acoustic guitar often with a hushed synth or violin providing a soft brush to give the songs a more expansive air, all of which lays as backdrop to a voice which able to express emotional context to the pieces.

The approximately three quarters of an hour, dozen track, album is able to pull at the heart without leaving the listener feeling like an emotional wreck on its conclusion.

The eighth song is Into The Blue.

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Unknown Land – Qualia – Video

The Australian / Chilean dark-electronica duo Unknown Land are to release the EP Redline on the 25th.

Unknown Land

Unknown Land

In parallel with the reality of two musicians who live thousands of miles apart, communicating through the internet their music too has an spacious quality. The soundtrack mixes instrumentation and electronics delivering hypnotic dreamy soundscapes through which the mesmerising vocal slips in and out of focus.

The output, whilst having a dark layering running through it, also has a captivating beauty in which the listener becomes spell-bound.

From the forthcoming EP – Qualia.

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The Nightmare Police – Where Were You – Audio

The US indie trio The Nightmare Police release the EP Loosing The Light on the 9th of June.

The Nightmare Police - photo credit - Jessica Tyler Creative

The Nightmare Police – photo credit – Jessica Tyler Creative

A five track release (available on bandcamp) in which The Nightmare Police deliver both punchy indie-rock and emo infused contemplatives. Whilst ground that has been much trodden, nonetheless, the trio are able to offer a refreshing take providing the listener with roughly fourteen minutes of enjoyable songs that isn’t time wasted to get to know.

The closing track Where Were You is a fine display in which the trio are able to vary tempo and temper with clean and energised drum-kit surrounded by a hustling bass and guitar which is given space to deliver expressive rips and roars with vocal merging in to the overall composition.

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