Concealed In Clouds – Monument – Video

The Swedish indie-rock band Concealed In Clouds are due to imminently release their début LP Aspire. Apprise. Assemble. Arise. .

Concealed In Clouds - Photo Credit Robin Lundell

Concealed In Clouds – Photo Credit Robin Lundell

Monument, from the forthcoming LP, combines powerful heavy-metal temperament with a light indie texturing which is all brought together by electronica that is able to smooth away any sharp edged welding of the ideas by giving the song an unanticipated calmness.

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408 – Charlotte – Video

The US indie-rock band 408 released the EP Mrs. Lemonsqueezer earlier this month.

408

408

Akin to the release title, on hitting play the listener is coated in a zingy shower of sound, as 408 deliver their tracks in which the listener finds the need to be moving alongside with the zippy drum-kit as guitars buzz through the ears.

By way of an introduction – the first of the four tracks – Charlotte.

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Keeping Secrets – Say You Will Again – Video

Keeping Secrets is a US indie-rock quartet.

Keeping Secrets

Keeping Secrets

Currently working towards the release of a new LP – Say You Will Again has surfaced in advance.

With a fresh-faced outer-coating, within the just under three and two thirds minutes track the quartet do expose some fraying threads, which give them far more to offer than immediate impressions would suggest.

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Pet Symmetry – Stare Collection – Audio

The US indie-rock trio Pet Symmetry release the LP Vision on the 26th of May.

Pet Symmetry

Pet Symmetry

Formed as a way to let off some steam in 2013 Pet Symmetry quickly discovered they were pretty good at their fun hobby and started to craft well put together tracks, building themselves a solid fan-base and fun-filled live performances.

Despite their skill and loyal audience, they have never lost their  sense that this is something to enjoy with tracks that resonate of good humour, sometimes self-deprecating, othertimes more general wit and joie de vivre.

Stare Collection is the second of the eleven tracks on Vision.

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CLIFFHANGER – Barbed Wire Bat – Single Review

It was back in 2014 that the US indie-rock band CLIFFHANGER last featured.

CLIFFHANGER - Barbed Wire Bat - artwork

CLIFFHANGER – Barbed Wire Bat – artwork

On the 24th CLIFFHANGER released Barbed Wire Bat (available on bandcamp) and immediately on hitting play I recalled precisely what I enjoy about their music.

Just under three and a quarter minutes of sparkling effervescent sunlight pours in to the room, catching hold of the listeners on its way past the ears and launching them in to frenetic dance-step with a joyful grin on their face.

I hope it isn’t yet another lengthy before I return back to CLIFFHANGER who are able to deliver music of delighted high-tempo abandon without ever loosing timing and direction.

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