The US alt-hop duo Stop Resisting! released the LP Symbiotic on the 30th of November.
The name of the duo gives a clue as to the nature of their material which directly confronts state sanctioned injustices and social divisions which are endemic in much of the world.
Rather than taking a grenade to the party, Stop Resisting! create music which quietly reaches out an arm to all, in a call to resistance against the system rather than the irrelevance of what the 1% direct are those at fault, in a cohesion of electronica, guitar and harmonised vocal.
Inviolate, a US metal outfit, reveal a live performance video of the song Sisyphus.
For a while now I have been meaning to get an article written about Inviolate, for some reason, have never quite been able to get round to it, so as a very brief introduction – an audience eye view of the band on stage.
The US alt-rock quartet Thames released the EP The Fear on the 27th of November.
A four track EP (available on bandcamp) in which Thames showcase their ability to deliver music of varied influence, with the commonality of a quietly understated confidence in which they have a justified self-belief.
The listener is invited to pull up a duvet and settle on soft pillows in which to lay and allow the richly seamed textures of the roughly twenty minutes release thread through the mind in ambient, intricate, layers of guitars, keys, bass, percussion and harmonies of vocal.
The music is in such a hurry to flurry across the room that the listener can sense the speakers bulging with a swarm of very angry hornets merely by reaching for the play button.
Nihiloceros recently released their eponymous five track EP (available on bandcamp). Whilst I do heartily recommend adding this to your collection I merely countenance anticipate spending a while plucking stings from your body after it recedes in to silence – or perhaps that is due more to do with the fact that I did listen to the roughly seventeen minutes release with the speakers playing so loudly that even the glass was bending in the window frames – though I can’t imagine any manner other than very loudly in which to fully revel in the output.
My pick of the release being the penultimate song A.N.U.S. .
I sense a month of superb music as already on the first article for December I already have a selection for the long-list for Editors’ Choice for Band Of The Month.
The US indie-dance band Moonwalker released the single Tunnel Vision on the 28th.
Although only lasting for less than one hundred and sixty seconds by the time Tunnel Vision (available on bandcamp) disappears from the room the ambient temperature has already racked up to that of a warm summers day as the glowing, easy step, sounds flow through the room in combinations of inward spiraling guitar and synthetics set against a bouncing percussion which invites the listener to the dance-floor as the vocal flows between gruff throaty voice and finessed falsetto.
A song to bring out when dusk threatens to draw the heat away from the day.