It was back in 2014 that the English heavy-metal band SKAM were initially introduced.
SKAM – Fading Before The Sun – artwork
Their newest single Fading Before The Sun, which was released last week, does everything that have established themselves for doing well – driving classic rock that finds the listener headbanging alongside in delight.
A model that has served well over decades for many and SKAM demonstrate once again why this is a style of music that is, deservedly so, long lasting.
The English synth-wave duo LiiN released the two track plus two remix EP Andromeda earlier in the month.
The analogue synthetics gives the music an inherent capacity to softly brush the listener which in the EP, LiiN, deploy both as a stand alone instrumental track and as the cloaking for vocal, each resulting in something quite different.
My selection from the release is the original version of title track Andromeda which invites the listener on to the dancefloor in a number that is reminiscent of ’80s club nights.
…The sarcasm sears the ears akin to the tingle of Coleman’s English Mustard replacing a layer of butter on one side in a sandwich, whilst eyes stream due to the heat the taste-buds equally dance in delight in their latest track – Let’s Talk About Me (available on bandcamp).
The fuzzy guitar roar nuzzles away in to ever corner of the room like a demented robovac that is on a hefty trip of amphetamines as the axed drum kit sounds as though it is chasing over the stage with a bass that is slung to loosely holding pegs with vocal stretching delayed echo giving Let’s Talk About Me a need for an immediate replay even more loudly.
On the 24th of July the English synth-wave duo From Apes To Angels will be releasing their début EP New Skin.
From Apes To Angels – New Skin – artwork
A four track release that is best heard under strobed lighting as the duo deliver a soundtrack that has a slightly retro-feel to it in which the listener can immerse themselves and wash away the mundanities of every day life to the layered texturing and dreamy vocal.
The second song Gift Tag is the sprightliest of the four whilst simultaneously the most steeped in the roots of the Blitz Club.
n i g h t s p o r t is a new English dream-synth duo.
n i g h t s p o r t – Forget You Now – artwork
Their début track Forget You Now was made available on the 15th (on bandcamp).
On hitting play the listener becomes immersed in the mesmerising combinations of electronica, guitar and ethereal vocal that float gently through the room with the synapses slowing to match the calming waves which are delicately lifted part way through by a quietly paced steel-drum bridge prior to resuming the expansive layering of textures.
At present there is no website or social media page, though I am given to believe these are in the offing.