The US alt-rock outfit Joan Of Arc are concluding a European tour.
Joan Of Arc – Photo by Shervin Lainez
Cha Cha Cha Chakra from the LP He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands demonstrates precisely why they are a band who have such a loyal international following as the spectral soundscape drifts through the room.
With a sound that minds of ’60s brit-blues Rainbow Maniac fill the room with multi-layered, vaguely psychedelic, weaves of guitars that flow through high tempo bass and percussion from which the superlative vocal rounds out the output.
By way of an introduction to a band I aim to get back to later in the year – Going Out On My Own, which is the first of the four tracks on Rmep1 EP.
Drown This City is an Australian melodic-metal quintet.
Drown This City
Slamming through the speakers, their latest single, BEND/BREAK claws chunks out of the mortar as the music roars through the room in hurtling tempo. Drown This City keep tight reign on the resulting output and are effortlessly able to shift the dynamics of the track with unexpected bridges of melodies and softness slowing down proceedings.
The US alt-rock project Johnny Raincloud releases the three track single Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear tomorrow.
Johnny Raincloud – photo credit – @funkycold_medina90
Johnny Raincloud release a single that has a retro feel in the warm tones from which they strip away the extraneous leaving the listener engaged by the calmness of delivery. The varied texturing provides a velvety balance that the audience wants to dive in to headfirst and become cloaked by the intoxicating surfy melodies.
The French agit-folk project Somehow recently released the LP Hidden Memories.
A just under forty minutes, nine track, album (available on bandcamp) that wreaths the room in saddened reflective with compositions chivving the listener to take a look at the wider world and try to make it better rather than bemoan their own insular existence.
The melancholic lead vocal that holds the attention minds of Ian Curtis and Peter Murphy, whilst a distinctly Gallic soundtrack lays in supporting role.
Hidden Memories is most certainly an LP to add to the collection and by way of an introduction, the middle track, While The Days Go By.