Soaked – Backseat Heat – Audio

The US indie-rock quartet Soaked released their début LP Don’t Wanna Wake Up Today on the 17th.

Soaked - photo by Martin do Nascimento

Soaked – photo by Martin do Nascimento

Although they have been around a few years they have always spent time playing live and it was only this month they got round to releasing a collection of songs in the form of an album and Don’t Wanna Wake Up Today is worth adding to the collection.

Backseat Heat bursts out of the speakers grabbing hold of the listener by the wrists and twirling them around the dance-floor in a exuberant footstep.


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Pet Tigers – Share A Slice – Audio

The US indie-synth duo Pet Tigers revealed a new single earlier in the month.

Pet Tigers - Share a Slice

Pet Tigers

Share A Slice is an easy flowing almost three and a half minutes of smokey silkiness that wends its way around the room in combinations of synths and percussion rounded by the distinctive vocal that immediately identifies the duo.

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Cousin Moon – Eaten By An Eagle In August – Audio

Cousin Moon is a dreamy-rock quintet from the USA.

Cousin Moon

Cousin Moon

Turn down the lights and make yourself comfortable prior to hitting play as Cousin Moon deliver their embrocating weaves of textures which float around the room with beguiling suppleness.

The quintet have a plethora of instrumentation, synthesis and vocalists to draw to the fore, yet never overload the listener. Wind instruments, bowed strings, electronics, acoustic and electric guitars, drum pads, natural percussion, keys and much more are all given appropriate run-out in their output – yet never anything out of place as Cousin Moon envelop the listener in softly brushed webs.

Cousin Moon released their eponymous LP earlier this month and from the seventeen track approximately three quarters of an hour album (available on bandcamp) – Eaten By An Eagle In August.

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Destroy Boys – Methatonin – Audio

The US new wave trio Destroy Boys released the AA side single Methatonin​/​Gold Medal earlier in the month.

Destroy Boys

Destroy Boys

I am sure there is a reason I didn’t catch their earliest material though it is a reason I fail to recall.

With some delight I am able to correct that error with the Metathonin (available on bandcamp) and introduce a trio I aim to feature again in short order.


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Fair Haven – Life – Single Review

Fair Haven is a new indie-synth quartet from the USA.

Fair Haven

Fair Haven

With only one track to hear and less than a month in to existence Fair Haven have set out a space for themselves which holds attention.

Warming melodies drift around the room in tandem with the scintillating vocal that caresses the earlobes. Luxurious guitar floats through the timpani, whilst the intoxicating fragility of voice takes centre stage from which a sparkling key-board plays counterpoint to the drum kit that keeps everything in order.

Of particular notice is the manner in which Fair Haven have launched themselves, as though a seasoned group of players, with sublime tempo changes which enable them in – Life – to deliver a composition of delicate silk which has immense tensile strength and a quartet I look forward to hearing much more of in short order.

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