The Belgium based rock outfit Hitherside recently revealed their latest single.
Always steeped in an atmospheric vocal Honeydripper is of similar vein with the sultry voice wrapping the listener in silken threads, while the pulsing percussion and bass tightens the bonds with guitar free to soar through the room in unbound glittering refrain allowing Hitherside to deliver a track of multiple layering and texture with an acerbic lyric reflecting on the reality of the ever growing global tendency of predatory behaviour.
The Irish rock band The Grey Merchant release the single Convenience on the 31st.
The Grey Merchant
For those who are fans of heavy-metal the chord structures and vocal technique in Convenience will immediately remind of one specific band, however, rather than sounding like a pale imitation of Motörhead, The Grey Merchant are able to carve out their own space as they relax the pace.
Convenience (available on bandcamp) is a margin of over a three minute track that is able to compress and expand the pressure waves giving the piece an undulating organic flow in which the listener immerses themselves in joyful thrashing of the neck and already looking forward to the next release.
The Canadian rock quartet Secondhand Habit release the EP From The Ashes on the 1st of June.
Secondhand Habit – From The Ashes – artwork
The moment you hit play you will be shifted back to vintage rock at its best whilst wondering why I didn’t let you know you need to have found that faded and frayed jeans jacket strewn with pin badges and loosened your neck muscles before hitting play.
Things could be written about the interplay between the two guitars, the bass line, pitching vocals and the wielded axes on drums – but that would be superfluous – merely ensure the volume is turned up and select your choice of air guitar.
From the five track EP, available on bandcamp, the second – Give Me All You’ve Got.
Which essentially means you have kept up with pretty much all their news, as for the past few years they have been wrestling with various aspects of life – now resurfacing – with a previously unreleased number Dying To Live – which with fortune indicates they are now back on track.