The English indie-synth band Rich List released the LP Hold Your Forked Tongue yesterday.
There is a melancholic undertow to the ten track album as electronica sweeps through the room in expanding gentle waves while instrumentation provides the darkening shadows topped by an emotional vocal that is able to capture and express the layers of the tracks.
Their latest release – The Rules – is an approaching five minutes of summer-vibe that fills the room with gliding feet as the silky synth presses through the body in warming waves of sound that extend an irresistible invitation on to the dance-floor with its retro-80’s flavouring.
The English indie-synth quintet AFFAIRS release the single Gracious World on the 17th.
AFFAIRS is a quintet who first featured back in 2013 and each time I return to them I am always struck by the distinctive vocal and immediately remember why they have been such long stayers on the various sites over the years.
Blending flowing synths with glitter guitar enables AFFAIRS in Gracious World to build a track of expansive architecture, while bass and percussion tighten the bolts keeping the ideas progressing forwards whilst generating the bubbling pace through which the vocal soars around the room, captivating the listeners attention.
Smashing Birds is an indie-synth band from Belgium.
Whilst being light on texture the synths allow Smashing Birds to add layering to their output making the material ideally suited to a quiet evening gathering with friends to which the compositions add a pleasing ambience.
Not seeking to challenge the tensor tympani Smashing Birds are an outfit, nonetheless, to get to know as they are articulate and skilled musicians adept at what they do adding much to the world of music and I wish them every success.
By way of an introduction the track Time from the EP No More Revolutions, which is available on bandcamp.