The English alt-rock trio Katalina Kicks release a new single on the 13th.
Katalina Kicks – photo credit @andrewcotterill
Over time the trio has changed players, each iteration necessarily developing a different dimension of travel, though always something you feel the need to listening to with limbs wrapped with partner. To attempt a more specific genre-definition with We Don’t Care I sense that – sexy-rock – is not too far wide of the mark as the breathy vocal teases the inner thigh whilst the winding instrumentation and electronica brushes the earlobe and caresses the neck while the percussion matches the pace of the racing and ever more desirous heart.
Given, additionally, that the lyrical content is of agitation with societal discontent – it will come as no surprise that I think this is a track that needs to be added immediately to the playlist.
The Australian alt-rock trio The Braves are finalising details for the release of the LP, Carry On The Con, next year.
Most recently to be revealed from the forthcoming album is People.
A track which once again offers a different inflexion to their sound, which is a feature of their output, with The Braves never being intimidated by the idea of exploring different avenues. In People, whilst retaining their sense of foreboding which is an ever present mainstay of the output, there is a more open in architecture than much of their previous material.
The English indie-rock quartet Lady Jane’s Revenge released the single Heroes on the 29th of September.
Lady Jane’s Revenge
Heroes is a song which springs lightly in to the room on easy footstep which merely serves as the hors d’oeuvre to the development of the track which evolves in to a fulsome architecture of rock riffs as the message of realisation of ones own uniqueness rather than agglomerated passivity unfolds.
The Australian indie-luxe trio Avenues End release the LP It’s Not All Bad on the 1st of November.
On the 30th of September the first of the six tracks to surface from the album, which is also the opener – In Bloom – was made available.
A track which testifies to a highly capable trio as the song is a clever layer of texturing giving the impression of a three dimensional organic being emerging through the speakers. A slowly revolving shadowy presence is delivered simultaneously with uptempo dance steps, not an easy feat for one guitar, one bass and one drum.
Think of the dream in which you can fly in slow motion and leap incredible distances – you will have the right frame of mind before hitting play.
Rumours bubble of a further LP already being contemplated for reveal next year.
Towards the end of last month the eleven track LP Stranger In The Alps (available on bandcamp) was released and my apologies for the delay in getting to this, which has been hanging around in my email inbox since early last month.
The combinations of superlative vocal and hushed backdrop gives the songs their ethereal presence which shiver the spines of the audience. The third composition is Funeral.