The Australian garage-rock quartet Big League released their début LP I Thought Thunderbolt on the 20th.
A thumping eleven track album (available on bandcamp) that fills the room with distortion and delight, which having heard once needs an immediate replay just to check it is as good second time of hearing as first – with the resulting answer – yes it is and that makes for a good excuse to try it all again.
There is always a delight when music that the musicians are quite evidently playing with an earthy honesty and genuine enjoyment in what they are doing without meandering in to ‘what will work here to broaden the appeal’ surfaces and Big League are able to carry that infectious pleasure through recorded music to those of us who haven’t yet seen them in live performance.
By way of an introduction the third track Best In Show.
HERR ALT – an electrowave project from the Netherlands released the début single Rush yesterday.
Combining electronic loops, guitar and bleeding vocal allows HER ALT to deliver music which is simultaneously nu-disco whilst equally retrospective of ’80s synth-rock.
More typically to be found in stage performance where the visual and electronic loops modulated by stage played guitar allow the material a more extemporised and organic feel, Rush, nonetheless, (available on bandcamp) makes a welcome introduction for those of us not able to get to see live performance.
The French alt-rock trio Problematic Jam were introduced towards the end of 2015.
From the long-awaited LP Stereonucleose which is out next month, Hide Into The Woods, is of more dour countenance than much of their music previously featured with puddled percussion giving the track a menacing presence as it stomps through the room.
The English indie quintet Puppet Rebellion who were introduced in 2013 launch their début LP on the 11th of November.
Puppet Rebellion – photo credit – Teri Jones
Having released an EP and a selection of singles over the years Puppet Rebellion, who have spent much of their life on the road, have managed to find some studio time to out together an album. In advance of the LP release, on the 15th, Slave was made available as a stand alone single.