Lazybones – Snake – Single Review

The English garage-rock trio Lazybones will be releasing the single Snake on the 8th.

Lazybones

Lazybones




A track which akin to its own title undergoes an ecdysis during its journey with an unanticipated wurlitzer organ surfacing towards the latter end of the song, enabling Lazybones to deliver a composition of both fractious sentiment whilst simultaneously of translucent colour.

The listener finds themselves engrossed both in the distortion of furious guitar, clawing percussion and snarling vocal whilst equally by the eloquence of the transmutation.

Those who know the site well will be aware that at any stage anything is introduced as garage-rock – necessarily the speakers need to be bouncing on their own pivots when listening to the music. If you don’t want to play music loudly on a full speaker system – probably best to stick with mainstream radio pop or to engage with mixtapes of Spotify playlists through an MP3 device – music which is never found on this site and like pretty much all of what is ever featured here – if your preference is merely for that sort of wallpaper music – this won’t suit your ears – with my best advice being – this also is not the right site for you.

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Monograms – Sleep Cycle – Single Review

The US sludge-rock band Monograms revealed their latest track Sleep Cycle on the 1st.

Monograms - Sleep Cycle

Monograms

It was last year that Monograms were introduced and their latest reveal finds them in even more oppressive mood, to the extent that I am writing these words whilst sheltering under the desk (so apologies for any typographical errors as peering to look at the screen is fraught by bullets firing from a hidden machine gun that seems to have taken up a position inside the subwoofer).

Other than to advise turning everything up to maximum volume to enjoy both the high-pitch of the tweeter breaching gazey guitars and the sub-woofers with the Bren combination of bass and percussion that rattle through the room, with the mesmeric vocal unfurling through everything – before hitting play have a plan as to where you can find safe cover in a hurry.

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Nemra – Born In 94 – Single Review

The Armenian electro-rock band Nemra revealed the single Born In 94 on the 3rd.

Nemra

Nemra

For a while now Nemra and I have been exchanging emails with timing never quite being matched, so it is with some delight, finally everything has aligned with Born In 94.

Immediately on hitting play the listener finds themselves joining in with the skipping beat that joyfully steps through the room. Keys and bass conjoin to deepen the score marks of the footsteps while the guitar is freed to give the song its texturing while the vocal pirouettes through the ears leaving the audience delighted to have spent time in their company.

As importantly Nemra are not a one trick pony as they are equally adept are delivering more compacted blues infused rock’n’roll and it comes as no surprise they are well received in their locale, it is however a sadness that their music is not better known internationally.

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L Sicario – Interstellar – Single Review

L Sciaro is an England based alt-rock quartet.

L Sciaro

L Sciaro

Having served an apprenticeship on the regular haunts of developing bands in their area L. Scario are heading towards venues anew, deservedly so given the evidence of their début single Interstellar, which surfaced towards the end of last month. Which, even disregarding the video clues in the accompanying video, draws deep musical reference from Talking Heads with the interweaving of the trio of one bass and two six string guitars ploughing through the room drawn by an unfaltering percussion with the enigmatic and strident vocals soaring over everything.

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I’m Not A Band – Mirror – Single Review

The German electro-indie duo I’m Not A Band released the single Mirror on the 1st.

I'm Not A Band - photo credit - Normen Gadiel

I’m Not A Band – photo credit – Normen Gadiel

Making a welcome return to the site after a two year absence in Mirror, I’m Not A Band, are discovered in a richer tapestry of sound than when last featured, though of similar singular disposition enabling them to create a space of their own in a crowded market-sector and the listener who enjoys nature finds themselves enticed by the expressive keys as those who enjoy stemmed loops and are tempted by the gloss of electronic-overdub whilst alienating neither approaches to music as the natural spaces of absorbing vocals and keyboard are given the room to breath and work their spell as are the vocoder and gadgets.

Mirror – Single – I’m Not A Bandis available on iTunes.*

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