Good Omens – Silent Spring – Audio

The Finnish acoustic-indie-folk band Good Omens are finalising details for the LP All The Moving Parts.

Good Omens - Photo by Pauliina Jokela

Good Omens – Photo by Pauliina Jokela

Their fleet of foot compositions are influenced by both indie dance and folk resulting in tracks containing swooping melodies which gather up the audience in welcoming embrace. From the forthcoming album – Silent Spring is a roughly five minute number which showcases their style.

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OXBOW – COLD & WELL-LIT PLACE – Video

The US progressive rock quartet OXBOW release the LP THIN BLACK DUKE on the 5th of May.

OXBOW - photocredit - Meow's Imaginarium

OXBOW – photocredit – Meow’s Imaginarium

For those who read the previous article there will be a stark difference prior to listening to the music – from a band who never uses capital letters to a band who only use capital letters.

OXBOW have been around for many a year though it is over a decade since their last LP and THIN BLACK DUKE, on the basis of the first track to surface, COLD & WELL-LIT PLACE, will be something to eagerly add to the ‘music for grown-up moments’ playlist.

COLD & WELL-LIT PLACE has an expansive flow which is bounded within a corralling drum-kit enabling the mesmeric guitar and expressive five string bass room to shine, without ever becoming lost in their own disportment whilst the graceful vocal spills dulcet tones through the ears.

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Na’an Stop – Lazy Susan – Single Review

The US Ska quintet Na’an Stop revealed Lazy Susan in the past few hours.

Na'an Stop - photo credit Eric Broadfoot

Na’an Stop – photo credit Eric Broadfoot

All that made 2 Tone Records such a great label back in the ’70s and  ’80s is contained within the just over three and a half minutes of Lazy Susan.

Underpinning the track is a soul reference point from which the dance steps evolve and the listeners finds themselves swaying across the room in unfettered abandon as trombone, trumpet, synths, bass, guitar and a plethora of vocals skip through the ears in a fusion of inclusiveness, which in 2017 is a sorely lacking commodity.

Allow yourself some space – stand up – turn up the volume – then hit play – and dance.

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somesurprises – mayor skipped town – Audio

The US dreamy-lofi quartet somesurprises released the EP serious dreams on the 20th.

somesurprises - serious dreams - Cassette

somesurprises – serious dreams – Cassette

With a deft eye on societal discontent somesurpises proffer music which reflects on the reality of the silos of raging isolationism so many seek as safe harbour, in a world that has become ever more disjointed and disconnected, as the theoretical connectivity of pixel friendships and chasing populism through random likes becomes the mantra of normality whilst driving ever more entrenched wedges, with the tracks resonating of personal one to one interaction and all that that befalls.

From the five track EP, available on bandcamp as, one hundred only, limited edition cassette and / or digital download, the opener is the engrossing mayor skipped town.

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You Are Number Six – Midnight Blue – Single Review

Within the past couple of hours the French synthwave creator You Are Number Six released a new track.

You Are Number Six - Midnight Blue

You Are Number Six

Always revealing music wrapped in streams of synthesis which mind of an albatross calmly gliding thermal waves whilst traveling thousands of miles on few wing beats – in Midnight Blue, You Are Number Six releases a track full of mystery and tranquility.

It is the combinations of the melancholic electronics and voice of Théo Lefebvre which always make returning to the creations an absolute delight with their conceptual ambience that always warms the room with their countenance.

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