The US rock’roll quintet Sheer Mag release their début LP Need to Feel Your Love on the 14th of July.
With their combinations of garage angst and good time rock’n’roll it is of little surprise that Sheer Mag have established both a loyal live fan base but a wider audience too over the past years three years since they formed.
The third of the dozen tracks on the album (available on bandcamp) is the fuzzy, winding guitar led – Just Can’t Get Enough.
The Costa Rican rock’n’roll quintet Perceptions released the single Drive Me Crazy on the 1st.
Lasting less than three minutes Drive Me Crazy (available on bandcamp) does everything it needs to and more leaving – the listener in good mood as Perceptions don’t attempt to add embellishments to their blues driven trio of six string guitar line-up as the bass and percussion skips around the room in joyful abandon.
Formed in 2014 Perceptions have, unsurprisingly, established a local loyal live circuit and You Drive Me Crazy makes a welcome follow-up to the 2015 single Let Me Take You – for those of us who don’t have the opportunity to see them on stage.
I merely hope it isn’t long before they make more music available for a world-wide audience, with their songs which transcend geo-political borders.
The Raunchies from Rome in Italy is the rock’n’roll quartet of Gianluca Amato (Guitar /Backing Vocals), Federico Ferrigno (Rhythm Guitar / Vocals), Francesco Fiore (Bass) and Marcello Guglielmelli (Drums).
Doing exactly what it say on the tin The Raunchies deliver unfussy rock to get the feet moving. An ever tempting percussion and bass combination keeps the music tripping onwards, whilst the guitars swim around each other lending varieties of texture, from the soundtrack of an Ennio Morricone film score to ’60s British Blues, whilst the vocal adroitly adds the pastel brush strokes to the completed sound, to which from time a Wurlitzer adds a more than appropriate appearance.
The Raunchies are able to take the listener on a journey of sound, which one moment has the body in full dance mode, the next settling back in the chair and enjoying the progressions that wend their way around the room.
Formed a couple of years ago The Raunchies have taken their time in establishing a footprint before launching their début EP – Falk, which came out last month and the delay has been worth the while as the six tracks are a good showcase of the sounds. Having laid the foundations, I hope they build on the momentum and don’t leave it until 2017 for a follow-up.