low horizon – Scary Bears – Audio

The US lofi quartet low horizon were introduced earlier in the year.

low horizon - photo credit - drones

low horizon – photo credit – drones

In their latest three track single Scarier Than Bears (available on bandcamp) low horizon approach their song writing with the to be anticipated zany and humorous subject matter while delivering an appropriately trippy soundtrack that takes the listener on a blurry magic carpet ride.

The opening song is Scary Bears.

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Evanoff – Crowd Control – Audio

The US electro-blues trio Evanoff will be releasing the EP Dark Before Dawn next month.

Evanoff - Crowd Control

Evanoff

The spacey, second of the four tracks on the release, Crowd Control works on a spacious canvass as the trio take the listener on a funky rhythm in a song that was inspired by travelling with Syrian Refugees newly arrived in to Europe and is reflective of the concept of the whole EP which aims to communicate on this transitional journey of simultaneously being haunted by recent experience whilst growing in optimism for the future.

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OVEF OW – Working – EP Review

On the 16th the US grunge quartet OVEF OW will be releasing the EP Working.

OVEF OW

OVEF OW

Opening the four track EP is Working Girl which grinds through the room minding the listener of stilettos needing a re-heel for too much walking as a flexing analogue winds through the ears to the accompaniment of the feisty thighs of bass and smeared red lips of vocal as the lithe percussion of calves wraps around the audience all in a snarling sneer, which in essence is the whole purpose of  Ovef Ow, who are able to take a scant view to the world around whilst simultaneously smooching – well worth the cost of the release on its own (which is available on bandcamp).




Next is Psycho Crush – a far darker number that bustles through the speakers in a duality of speed giving the song a discombobulation further enhanced by a bending vocal that minds of the distortions of a parabolic mirror.

The third song is The Whistler, which is a humming wurlitzer wrestling with guitar instrumentation with the percussion acting as referee and a song that requires immediately replay.

My pick of the release is the closer Working Boy – which bleeds in to the room on the back of an extended raw chalk-board screal that grates the teeth prior to developing in to a parenthesis of oiled flexing inner thigh fed through the guitar from which the scratching vocal gnaws the neck and the listener descends in to a vestige of their own existence and the audience becomes lost in their own deepest desires as synthetics and bass whirl temptingly around the mind in ever faster and more urgent thrusts of the hips prior to reaching a climactic rictus of growling self-loathing.

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Remnose – Diving Loon – Audio

Remnose is a dreamy-folk outfit from the USA.

Remnose

Remnose

Last week they released the five track EP What We See in Our Sleep (available on bandcamp).

The opening track, that entices the listener to hang up their boots and lay-back to allow the music to float through the room, is Diving Loon in which warping strings intersperse with an emotion laced vocal whilst a low-key keyboard flows in and out of the frame as brushed bass and percussion give the sense of motion.

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Room For Zero – Death Of Cold – Audio

On the 1st of September the US scruffy-blues band Room For Zero will be releasing the LP You Used To Say I’m The Only One.

Room For Zero

Room For Zero

When you find your shoulders flexing of their own volition with arching arms towards the sky and wrists turning – you just know this something you need to engage with and tuning in – the brain aligns both medulla oblongata and skeletal to a soundtrack that finds the audience at the behest of the muscular system which insists on taking the lead of its own volition.
Even on first play through of the first track to surface from the album – Death Of Cold – the larynx discovers itself taking a guess at the next words deciding it too needs to be part of the party.

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