The Australian alt-indie trio The Shoeys are revealing new material with ever greater frequency.
The latest track to surface – Plastic Boys – has a slowly weaving guitar that forms the fulcrum of the song around which, like Newtonian mechanics, the other elements circumnavigate, giving the track the sense that everything is revolving at different speeds to which the brain gradually accustomises and everything aligns into a sense of retrospective psychedelia.
Softspoken – the US alt-indie quintet released the EP Pathways on the 17th.
The closing track of the five – Close To Me – is the most melody driven track on the release and potentially sets a slightly different navigation for future material as Softspoken display a more expressive and atmospheric soundscape than their music previously featured.
The Swedish alt-indie quartet Pretty Solitude were first introduced in 2012.
With a change in line-up and particularly with a new vocalist, there is necessarily a different emphasis to the material, though it retains its spacious fretwork as evidenced in their latest track You And I.