The US / England country quintet Jess And The Bandits release the LP Smoke And Mirrors on the 15th of September.
Jess And The Bandits
From the forthcoming album a live stripped back acoustic version of Start A War recently surfaced which allows the highly impressive vocal to take centre stage with little adornment and indicates why their appeal is international.
The Amber Bugs from England recently revealed a live performance acoustic-rock track.
The Amber Bugs
Normally to be heard as a plugged-in indie rock band in Relax, The Amber Bugs, allow themselves to showcase a more wistful side to their performance abilities. A band who first made contact last year that it has taken a while to get back to, though do aim to feature again in short order with their more driving brand of rock.
The English dark-gaze quartet Glass Horses were introduced at the tail end of last year.
From time to time I discover myself drawn in to a thread of commonality and akin to the article yesterday about Deaf Chonky – Red Dawn is also a live recording, of a song not yet revealed in anything other than live format – again not of the highest quality yet divining completely the essence of the music as the creators deliver a song in the vein it was written rather than as someone else defined in a Studio.
Though I really shouldn’t let my cynicism run away with itself too far as the live audience experience relies to a great extent on ability of the sound technician at a venue along with for those of us listening to a recording of the live event – unless recorded straight from the mixer – in the quality of recording device used.
Leaving all that to one side I am led to believe that Glass Horses are still in the process of finalising details for their début EP and Red Dawn is anticipated to be on the release.
The Israeli new-wave duo Deaf Chonky are set to release the EP Silence Is Violence imminently.
As is fairly typical of this site, as you will know being a regular reader, the interest is in the genuine sound rather the the ironed out processes of the technicalities of mastering and – as raw as it comes – a live version – on its first public outing Frontline – replete with camera shake – misplaced lyric and unintended chord change –
…music as it should be heard…
all the no-nos those ‘more wise’ advise to avoid expressing to the wider world.