The Fleas – Can’t Give My Love Away – Single Review

The English funk-groove quintet The Fleas release the single Can’t Give My Love Away on the 8th of December.

The Fleas - Can't Give My Love Away

The Fleas – Can’t Give My Love Away

Scattering rose petals across the floor, in their latest reveal, The Fleas take their creativity to another different path of travel from previous journeys.

The ambrosial perfumes invite the audience to tarry as the listener discovers the soft underfoot is a journey in which to sink their feet in warming pleasure while the verdant textures massage between the toes, settled by the trumpet which shimmy’s through the room with the off-beat percussion and bass finding the hips dipping to the knees whilst guitar lays a quiet steadying hand on the shoulder and the combinations of harmonised vocals luxuriantly stretching overhead. Other than play it again immediately, I have no other thoughts.

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Loyal Lobos – Dirt – Single Review

Loyal Lobos is the US based project of the Colombian melancholic-rock creator Andrea Silva.

Loyal Lobos

Loyal Lobos

Prior to going anywhere near the output of Loyal Lobos do ensure you have a handkerchief to hand to wipe away the tears which will spill from the eyes.

The most recent track to surface – Dirt – commences with spaced notes of guitar which is soon cloaked by a slow-stepping and loosely sprung snare drum that instantly provides a sad countenance to the track, prior to the accompaniment of the fragile, breaking, vocal before gradually building in to a wash of intensity that ebbs and flows through a composition which contemplates of the nature of destructive relationships that, by their very nature, predominately consist of short rising highs that are immediately followed by lengthy deep troughs of despair prior to finally and inevitably collapsing in to self-extirpation.

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John Joseph Brill – All Eyes – Single Review

John Joseph Brill, an English brooding-alt-rock creator, released the single All Eyes on the 27th.

John Joseph Brill

John Joseph Brill

The dreamy synthesis extends an invitation to the audience on to a dimly lit dance-floor in which to sway in introspective thought. The, signature, rich baritone of John Joseph Brill affords, All Eyes, a soundtrack in which the listener wants to be cocooned as the luxurious multilayered textures drift through the room.

John Joseph Brill is about to set out on a tour, taking up most of November, with shows in England, Wales, Scotland, Germany and The Netherlands and  if there is a show within reach, would be worth taking time out of the diary.




Nov 6 – Brighton – Prince Albert
Nov 7 – Bristol – The Crofters Rights
Nov 8 – Leeds – Oporto
Nov 9 – Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge
Nov 11 – Oxford – The Cellar
Nov 12 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach (Downstairs)
Nov 13 – Nottingham – The Bodega
Nov 14 – Manchester – Soup Kitchen
Nov 16 – Glasgow – King Tuts
Nov 17 – Liverpool – Leaf
Nov 18 – Newcastle – Think Tank Underground
Nov 20 – London – The Lexington
Nov 21 – Cologne – Studio 672
Nov 22 – Hamburg – Nichtspeicher
Nov 23 – Berlin – Privatclub
Nov 24 – Amsterdam – Paradiso

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These Blind Giants – Witch Magnet – Single Review

The English fuzzy-rock trio These Blind Giants released their début single Witch Magnet on the 27th.

These Blind Giants - Photo credit - Swift Video

These Blind Giants – Photo credit – Swift Video

Far more effectively than any cleansing earbuds Witch Magnet (available on bandcamp) clears debris from the lugholes as, akin to a rasp shaping wood, the burring guitar / bass combinations shear across the room carving deep imprint in to the plaster, whilst the percussion pulleys the force in great emphasis as, unexpectedly, the drifting vocal gives the track a smoothing finish and resultingly the audience becomes completely involved in the tidal motion of the song as the rotational yaw flows back and forth in differing tempo and direction.

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Victory Lap – The Afterlife – Single Review

Victory Lap is the indie-dance project of Alex Badham from Australia.

Victory Lap

Victory Lap

With considerable experience as both a musician and music video director, the début single of the solo project – The Afterlife ( which came out on the 23rd and available on bandcamp) – evidences of a songwriter and arranger who knows one end of a song from the other.

Multilayered instrumentation, synth and percussion are moulded in to exotic shapes and – rather than becoming overly complex – fold themselves around the vocal – giving the listener a sound in which they step on to the dance-floor and sway with the funky beat, or lean back and allow the dreamy washes to flush through the mind.

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