Earlier in the month Los Labios released the LP Birthday.
By way of an introduction to a band who most certainly know one end of a song from the other and how to fill the space in-between with highly impressive rock and roll, resultingly are gaining a strong international following, the title track and fifth of the ten on the album.
The English alt-rock trio Katalina Kicks will release the LP Vices on the 12th of May.
With a lighter mood than last featured, though that does need to be taken as a comparison rather than a genre descriptor the fourth of the ten tracks Cut It Up is a song that takes a slight inflexion from J-pop which Katalina Kicks wrap up with their pressing signature sound.
In May the Australian indie band APES will be releasing their début LP Stranger Than Strangers.
APES – Filter – artwork
In advance of the album – Filter – which was itself released as a single on the 10th is a track that highlights their signature sound of deeply packed bass-lines combined with a more roomy top layer giving APES the ability to deliver music which is rich in tapestry.
The English alt-rock quartet Vulgarians will be releasing the EP Almost-Instinct, Almost True on the 5th of May.
Vulgarians – photo credit – Wayne Clayton
In advance – Hands Around The Waste – which is a very different space to their more gothic architecture with the track having a wider sonic range and sense of mania which allows Vulgarians to explore a different dynamic to their music, whilst retaining their essential core of menacing and oppressive soundtrack.
It will be interesting to discover what other ideas are investigated on Almost-Instinct, Almost True.