As regular readers know I take particular delight in music which, to be fully enjoyed, needs to be played at full volume through as many speakers as are at disposal, particularly when there is distortion and it lasts less than three minutes – so it is with delight that I introduce Beach Riot. For reasons of my poor admin despite having exchanged numerous emails since early this year – I have managed to not get to them in any semblance of good order – finally – Slackers – which was released on the 12th.
One hundred and seventy one seconds of pounding rock’n’roll that strips away any loose plaster on the walls by a band you just know instinctively you want to go and party with and who I look forward to hearing more of, in short order.
The English glaze-rock quartet Flashes released the EP Rzhev on the 14th.
The second of the five tracks – Paintbrush – surfaced recently.
A just under six minutes composition of interweaving elements which mind of molten and pressurised carbon as the music folds in ever changing urgency and flow, within itself, resulting in a track that simultaneously offers logarithmic certainty whilst flecking it with shifting transpositions, resulting in an uncut diamond within which the listener can espy the lustre glistening astride the seemingly random interplay.
With a diversity of sound in the few tracks they have revealed, the latest, released yesterday, The Haze, to me, is their strongest as they deliver a composition with a diversity of sonic elements encasing tender harmonised vocal, giving the just over five minute song a feel of an organic depth of texturing that the listener desires to tarry within in quiet contemplation.
Performing their first gig in January in the intervening months they have made available, for wider consumption, four tracks in addition to securing regular live performance.
The latest song – Ain’t Nobody is one of their barest though, unsurprisingly, well received in live performance, with a second verse added specifically for the recorded version. Given the tight guitar, punchy bass / percussion combinations and spirited vocal which sets a good time dance tempo – it is not a great surprise that I do particularly enjoy this one and recommend you get to know FEVA.