Montes Jura – Lies – Audio

The Australian trippy-rock quartet Montes Jura released the LP Tempest on the 14th.

Montes Jura

Montes Jura

Melting shoegaze, psychedelia and blues in to their output Montes Jura deliver music which slips the listener in to a hypnotic trance as the slowly revolving hazy echoes and reverbs circle through the room.

The eight track album (available on bandcamp) has a jam session feel to it and my pick of the release is the third – Lies.

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Leroy Francis – Carry Me – Single Review

The Australian garage-rocker Leroy Francis released the début single Carry Me on the 8th.

Leroy Francis - Carry Me - artwork

Leroy Francis – Carry Me – artwork

Mewling out of the speakers like a scalded-cat the blurry guitar is chased by a fiery drum-kit which batters the walls with pock-marks as the muzzled vocal spins though the ears. The extended notes held by the voice gives the impression of a track that is being played on a record player with a slipping belt-drive with, delighteldy, the song (which only lasts for two and one quarter minutes) resets the timing mechanism mid-way through.

Other than play Carry Me loudly my only thought is – when is the next track going to be released?

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Suicide Swans – Wall – Audio

The Australian roots-rock quintet Suicide Swans released the LP Augusta on the 1st.

Suicide Swans

Suicide Swans

A ten track album steeped deeply in country influences though burred with a whisky barrel soaking allowing Suicide Swans to create music which is retrospective of the earliest derivations of US rock ‘n roll.

The unhurried paced and even tempered compositions affords the combinations of strings, keys, percussion and vocal a natural earthiness and make the listener wish they lived near to Brisbane where it would be easier to get out to see them play live, though for those of us who don’t Augusta is an album most certainly to add to the playlists and for those who are in the Northern Hemisphere it will warm up the soon to be here autumn evenings.

The third track is Wall.

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Saskwatch – Fortress – Audio

The Australian mellow-rock band Saskwatch released the LP Manual Override yesterday.

Saskwatch - Fortress

Saskwatch

A bakers dozen track album that takes the listener on an expansive journey in the just under three quarters of an hour of its duration as Saskwatch bring to the fore a diversity of instrumentation and architecture whilst always retaining a low-key melancholic folk rooting to the compositions.

In the middle track on the LP Fortress – violin and acoustic guitar take spotlight affording the song two distinct introductory paragraphs prior to deliquescing in to a mellifluent ballad.

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Black Stone From The Sun – Paralyzed In Dreams – Single Review

The Australian grunge duo Black Stone From The Sun released the single Paralyzed In Dreams on the 30th of August.

Black Stone From The Sun

Black Stone From The Sun

Paralyzed In Dreams (available on bandcamp) is a combination of fuzzy vocal, astringent guitar and muffled drum which hangs in the room as though the moss under a long unattended dripping pipe with the listener stretching out fingers to explore the textures of the sphagnum.

The duo are also finalising details for the LP Dreamalysis from whence Paralyzed In Dreams provides a taster.

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