The Swedish alt-rock creator Martin Rubashov last featured a couple of years ago.
Martin Rubashov and Anders Fridén
The newest single – Black Elk, which was released earlier in the month, is a collaboration with Anders Fridén – the vocalist with In Flames – in a track that contains the brooding elements to be anticipated, through set to a faster tempo, giving the song a more oppressive disposition.
The English alt-rock quintet BLESS. are, deservedly, developing a growing audience.
Coming out through official release later in the year is the single Easy Lover – and those for sharper eyes and ear who have been with the site for a few years will spot the similarity betwixt an article from 2010 about The Supernovas and you would not be wrong to draw reference as Bless. is drawn from the quartet plus keys provided by Kieran. Though I am given to believe that Dizzo is bowing out with health issues and I wish him all the best and my thanks to him for providing many years of pleasure to audiences across the globe.
With very different texture, afforded by the addition of keys, BLESS. deliver music which like a dark shadow appearing at the door, looms in to the room casting a darkening pall through the audience in which they rapidly quiet voices as the impressive parade of deeply resonating percussion / bass combinations are merged with the two guitars providing the depth of composition with the synths providing the entrancing colouration through which a duality of vocals drift in and out of harmonics delivering a track in Easy Lover that the listener only regrets that it lasts a mere three minutes and fifty seconds.
The French alt-rock trio Problematic Jam are finalising the precise release date for the LP Stereonucleose.
Problematic Jam – Stereonucleose – artwork
Previously set for release last month; the delay of the album, now due for the second quarter of this year, has allowed a further track to surface – Crackdowns & Breakups.
Just over five minutes of compacted instrumentation and meandering vocal construct that either, as is always is the case, immediately has the listener running out of the room as though on fire or dwell in fascinated silence and – quite evidently the fact that I am positing you should spend time in their company immediately informs you that I sit firmly rooted in the latter camp.