The Owls – Jesus Let Me Fly – Video

The Australian gaze-rock quintet The Owls release the EP Rainy Day on the 30th of June.

The Owls - Photo by LAZY BONES

The Owls – Photo by LAZY BONES

Regularly featured since their introduction in 2014 after line-up changes and the addition of a fifth player – Jesus Let Me Fly, from the forthcoming release, is a more expansive sound than previous material.

The shoegazey guitars echo like spinning crystals refracting sunlight through the room as the stretched notes are weighted by blocky concrete bass and percussion giving Jesus Let Me Fly a clear sense of direction from which the gauzy vocal drifts dreamily through the ears.

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Bordertown – Wonderland – Audio

The Australian electro-rock quintet Bordertown release the LP Wonderland on the 1st of June.

Bordertown

Bordertown

Thunderous energy flies out of the speakers on hitting play on the title track (and first of the seven) on Wonderland which is all deftly herded in to order by the subtle synths which allow the quintet to deliver music which is both pumping bass / percussion combinations, glittering rock-riffs and arching vocal yet layered with a warming calmness that enables the melodic flows and depth of textures to shine more brightly.

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Wonderland – Bordertown is available on iTunes.*

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As Paradise Falls – Starblind – Video

The Australian metal quintet As Paradise Falls will be releasing the LP Digital Ritual on the 21st of July.

As Paradise Falls

As Paradise Falls

Pugilistic percussion and guitars launch through the room as snarling vocal joins in with the affray, though there is far more than ill-temper to the music. As Paradise Falls are also able to underlay the tracks with expressive melody and intonation with everything held in tight rein allow them to deliver compositions containing multifarious texturing.

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Shorts – Zyka – Audio

Shorts is an Australian grunge trio.

Shorts

Shorts

Newly out of the blocks Shorts have started life concentrating on recorded material and their début EP Something Else is due for release imminently.

The first track to surface – Zyka (available on bandcamp) was made available on the 19th. Combinations of garage fuzz, rock riffs and grunge flatness are all wrapped up in the just under two and two thirds minutes track, leaving the listener looking forward with some anticipation to the full EP.

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The Shoeys – Plastic Boys – Audio

The Australian alt-indie trio The Shoeys are revealing new material with ever greater frequency.

The Shoeys

The Shoeys

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.

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