Earlier in the month they released the EP Trap Door Music, which is available on bandcamp. Although two of the four songs have already featured; in the other two they are also able to add more colours to the palette as they have used this release opportunity to offer a range of their musical ideas as well as bedding in a new drummer.
In the second track on the EP, Fairweather, Beach Royals allow each element of the band to partake to fullest extend and thereby delivering a song which has a unity and cohesion that was missing in earlier takes and raises them to an outfit to whom instead of looking forward to hearing with a sense of intrigue to an outfit I look forward to with a keen sense of anticipation.
The English ethereal-rock outfit Hawk were introduced earlier in the year.
Hawk – She Knows – artwork
The closing track of the five on the EP – She Knows -, which was released on the 17th, Ghosts is a spellbinding just over four minute composition that drifts around the room in gracious layers which wrap the listener in immersive instrumentation whilst the mesmeric vocal enthrals.
The tightly packed compositions keep the listener focused and in their newest single, The Visitor, Mellor deliver a track which has a party mood to it resulting in a piece with fleeter footstep to the music than that which has previously featured.
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 Finnish acoustic-indie-folk band Good Omens are finalising details for the LP All The Moving Parts.
Good Omens – Photo by Pauliina Jokela
Their fleet of foot compositions are influenced by both indie dance and folk resulting in tracks containing swooping melodies which gather up the audience in welcoming embrace. From the forthcoming album – Silent Spring is a roughly five minute number which showcases their style.