The English summer-wave duo Her’s will be releasing the LP Songs Of Her’s on the 12th of May.
Having revealed a number of tracks over the past year or so they Her’s have decided to gather them all up in to a new collection of ideas, along with some new pieces, making for an eclectic mix of songs, which were they to be a heart being listened to under a stethoscope would be diagnosed as an arrhythmic. Nonetheless it portends of a release that captures the joys of envisioned pleasure as strangers gather in fields to garner summer rays and even now in early Spring captures the anticipated frisson of warm evening and lengthened daylight.
The fifth of the nine tracks is the positively upbeat – Speed Racer.
My apologies, once again, for the late arrival of this article. Back towards the end of February I was notified of the release of the single Remember My Name and there it lay, an unopened email gathering dust.
The track has a slight psychedelic tinge, enhanced by long delayed and echoed vocal, which Jet Black 3 encase in a driving percussion that veritably bounces off the walls and back into itself, while guitar zings with classic rock riffs that have the audience reaching for their own air version.
The English indie-synth outfit Rich List are working towards the release of the LP Hold Your Forked Tongue.
In advance of the album their début single Esha Ness, which will itself be released on the 31st, is a combination of light and dark and takes the mind back to the synth-rock of the early ’80s with its considered lyrical context laying between bright instrumentation and atmospheric electronics.
The trio of Max Broggio (Guitar / Vocals), Alex Cripps-Mahajan (Bass / Backing Vocals) and Fraser Currie (Drums / Backing Vocals) from Bromley in England form the alt-rock band Desmerelda.
The gouging tracks tear at the plaster on the walls as Desmerelda deliver their high-impact rock ‘n’ roll that has the listener reaching for the volume controls just to make sure there isn’t an extra level they haven’t previously discovered.
The compressed coiling bass jack-hammers the foundations of the room as its rattling insistent presence thunders into the ears, while the loosely harnessed drum-skins enables the kit to deliver yet another booming presence for the timpani to cope with, whilst the guitar springs from quarters unexpected as it flecks between the core presence to a supporting role affording an adaptability of texturing that makes Desmerelda stand head and shoulders above a crowded market place. Don’t either be mistaken that the use of three voices indicates any weakness in the lead vocal, which has a commanding presence all by itself the additional voices, when they occasionally appear, allow Desmerelda to once again add an additional dimension to their soundtrack.
Formed back in 2015 there are a couple of releases behind them, one a four track EP, the other a two track single and spending the twenty or so minutes in their presence will not be time you will regret investing.
I look forward to hearing much more of Desmerelda over the coming years.
By way of an introduction, one of their more recent tracks – Don’t You Wanna? – from the two track single Lady Sees The Lies.
The English indie-rock band Puppet Rebellion released the single Please Me on the 10th.
Puppet Rebellion – Please Me – artwork
With their signature sound of growling guitar surrounded by lighter beat Please Me is familiar territory for Puppet Rebellion, a style they have honed over the years and around which they continue to develop a wider audience.