The Moldovan newwave trio 1000facez kindly sent notes of an LP in the offing.
I was sent four live recordings of tracks that will be on the forthcoming as yet unnamed album – where to start? Perhaps – by clearing the room to allow space to dance – followed by turning up the speakers before going anywhere near the play button – as 1000facez dig deep pockets in to late ’70s, whilst adding their own more local cultural flourish.
From the choices available to me – my selection – who can resist a good old moonstomp with Ska At The Disco.
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.
It has been a couple of years since the English indie-rock out-fit Echotape last featured.
Currently finalising details for the release of the EP This Could Be Anything. The first track to surface, which itself will be made available as a stand alone single on the 22nd of September – Forget It – is of more summery disposition than music of theirs previously featured.
The US heavy-metal quartet Kickin Valentina release the LP Imaginary Creatures on the 11th.
Doing everything it needs to do to find a line of headbanging nods whilst filling the room with the scent of faded leather jacket – the second of the ten tracks from the forthcoming album is Turns Me On. Kickin Valentina, quite rightly, don’t attempt to reinvent the wheel.
The Australian dreamwave creator Shyguy is currently finalising details for an EP.
From the forthcoming release Had It I’m Hiding is a shadowy track that holds references to derivations of rock which are couched in a dreamy-electronic flow which is steeped in a melancholic soundtrack.
To paraphrase Winston Churchill – the music ‘… is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key…’. and therein lays the allure of Had It I’m Hiding.