Capes – Revival – Single Review

The English electro-beat duo Capes revealed – Rival -their début single yesterday.

Capes

Capes

If you have ever felt that there is some niggling and unreachable worry which needs itching you will be au fait with the concept of the music of Capes.

Like a deep rooted hornet sting in the sole of the foot the burred edged of synth saws through the nerves whilst the deep drops of bass loops send shivers of pleasure up and down the spine as percussion drives home the pain/pleasure principle leaving the vocal to calmly extract the poison resulting in the audience coalescing on the dance floor with the retro-sounds of minimalist ’80s club.

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SEEP AWAY – The Awkward Handjob – Audio

The dystopian-metal quartet from England SEEP AWAY released the LP The Blackened Carnival Of Societal Ineptitude on the 20th.

SEEP AWAY - photo credit - Elinor Williams

SEEP AWAY – photo credit – Elinor Williams

An album, containing two cover songs and six originals (available on bandcamp), which sears through the room like a branding iron in an angst of inner turmoils and frustrations which combines snarling vocals, axe-hammered drum-kit, guitar which threatens to implode in its own distorted fuzziness and a bass that drills through the speakers, yet, SEEP AWAY are able to reign the fury to deliver songs that finds the audience enjoying the underlying wit and flexibility of the compositions.

My selection being the closer, which is somewhat atypical of the rest of the LP with its dub beat – The Awkward Handjob.

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The Everglows – Here I Go Again – Single Review

After a quiet year the English alt-rock  quartet The Everglows return with a new song.

The Everglows - Here I Go Again

The Everglows

Those who have followed the articles about The Everglows over the years will have noticed the introduction mentioning a ‘quartet’ and not a ‘trio’ it has partly been for this reason that they have been a little quiet whilst they bed-in the new and additional member of the band – Jamie Burridge on bass – and immediately on hitting play the difference is noticeable.

Here I Go Again has both a greater texture, having enabled Steve Perkins to switch from bass to add a second guitar which enables the music to take a wider angle, which in turn has given the bass a greater contrast and thereby adding resonance to the structuring of the composition. I look forward to hearing more from The Everglows in 2018 with this expanded line-up.

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Henryetta – Bite Your Tongue – Audio

The English alt-rock duo Henryetta are working towards their début EP.

Henryetta

Henryetta

Their first reveal Bite Your Tongue snaffles out of the speakers akin to an infestation of cockroaches feeding on whatever lays in their path.

Those new to the site may take away from that introduction that is not a thumbs up of support, longer stay readers will have other thoughts and be aware that I am suggesting by the imagery this is something with which to get down and dirty and play very loudly as the eighteen knees scrabble in to darkest corners whilst crawling over the listener along the journey.

Henryetta are able to deliver music that merges synths, guitar, drums and vocal which has a translucency of outer-shell whilst beneath it lays a carrion feeder of insatiable appetite.

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PAPER BUOYS – Get Some – Audio

The English indie-rock quartet PAPER BUOYS released their eponymous LP on the 15th.

PAPER BUOYS - photo credit - Jim Woods

PAPER BUOYS – photo credit – Jim Woods

Their high-impact retro-soundtrack minds the listener of early Mod and the room is filled with music to pull out during any party with its bristling energy, yet good natured flow.

The third of the nine tracks on the album (which is available on bandcamp) is Get Some.

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