The Norwegian rock trio Spielbergs released the single Distant Star on the 13th.
A track which shakes the dust out of the speakers as it surfaces in to the room in a barrage of guitars and percussion. Distant Star (available on bandcamp) is a song which digs deep in to the archives of rock’n’roll yet is able to surface with something that is distinctly and refreshingly new as they ably sew ideas of different generations in to a cohesive package with no one feeling short-changed – perhaps even more importantly – deliver a track which doesn’t seem anything other than a natural evolutionary progression rather than a synthetic reimagination.
Beach Of Diamonds – photo credit – Anastasiya Fedotova
Their latest reveal – Summer Ends – is appropriately named for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere though I have to note that today, as I type, is bright and sunny with windows and doors flung open resultingly the song suits the day like a bespoke fedora.
An easy to digest composition, which nonetheless contains a stray thread or two for those who like music with a touch of abrasion, Summer Ends is a track that invites the listener to cast aside dark countenance and enjoy the sprightly party mood with the trio.
As sign-posted earlier in the year the Norwegian indie-rock quartet Sløtface release the LP Try Not To Freak Out on the 15th.
Surfacing just in advance of the album, the last of the eleven tracks Backyard has been revealed. A grungy guitar leads the way to accompany the ever energetic vocal leaving the listener delightedly sploshing around in muddy puddles.
The Norwegian indie-rock quartet Sløtface release the LP Try Not To Freak Out on the 15th of September.
Sløtface – Try Not To Freak Out – artwork
Wrapping around the acerbic vocal, that rails against patriarchy, on the eighth of the eleven tracks on the album, Nancy Drew is a blistering bass led song that rattles through the room in fiery drum-kit and finger bleeding guitar that has the listener captivated from the off.
The Norwegian shoegaze outfit The Age Of Colored Lizards released the EP Another Day on the 29th of March.
The Age Of Colored Lizards
Allow yourself plenty of time to recover after hitting play as, although the four track release (available on bandcamp) last for only roughly a quarter of an hour, its hypnotic blurriness keeps brain in neutral for far longer.
Akin to watching clouds slowly drift on a summers day the gauzed reverberating guitars and voices are in a continual, yet gradual, reforming of shapes and layers as The Age Of Colored Lizards hold back the ticking of the clock.
My selection from Another Day is the closer – Stars Are Falling.