The Australian stoner quartet Jarface released the LP Now They See on the 8th.
Best approached whilst rubbing your tympanic membrane with gravel prior to hitting play as during the ensuing a minute over three quarters of an hour of the ten track album (available on bandcamp) matters only get more stony.
The loosely strung drum skins puddle inside their own rims as the bass gnaws, like a rat, through the electric cables with the guitar sparking in and out of focus while the whisky soaked vocal draws on another cigarette prior to rasping through the speakers – how could I not recommend you add this immediately to your ‘must have playlist’.
The English stoner quartet Nuns Of The Tundra released the single Dead In The Desert on the 7th.
Nuns Of The Tundra – Dead In The Desert – artwork
There has been just one change in the line-up – Jim Smith joining on bass and replacing Callum Croft since Nuns Of The Tundra last appeared, in 2014.
Dead In The Desert (available on bandcamp) has a darker and more psilocybin mushroom feel than last featured with pace having considerably slowed, allowing for a more spacious soundscape.
A prominent bass gives the track a dark presence through which the two guitars intertwine like coloured candles dripping wax in to a melting pool resulting in a kaleidoscopic array of sound, while the percussion affords Dead In The Dark a continual flowing presence as the vocal drifts, unhurriedly, in out and of focus.
I merely hope it is prior to 2020 that I get back to the Nuns Of The Tundra.
The English stoner band Inevitable Daydream released the LP I Will Get To The Sky On These Strong Legs today.
Inevitable Daydream – I Will Get To The Sky On These Strong Legs – artwork
Probably best to block out a few hours recovery time before hitting play as, akin to the band name, there is an Inevitable Daydream that will linger far longer than the composition.
Sludgy psychedelia muddies the thought processes as the fourth of the ten tracks on the album (available on bandcamp) Deep Green revolves through the mind in bending chords and meandering directions of travel.
The US stoner band Bootsnake And The Girl release their eponymous LP on the 7th of March.
Bootsnake And The Girl – eponymous LP – artwork
Having had the opportunity to wander through the roughly twenty six minutes, seven track album, my advice is merely cancel anything else you had planned for the day as the grimy, frayed denim tempts the listener to join in with the party.
The first track to surface from the album – the opener Love It, Hate It only demands your own personalised air guitar to enjoy it to fullest extent.
Nuns Of The Tundra from Malvern in England is the stoner rock quartet of Arran Davies (Guitar), Callum Croft (Bass), Melos Moody (Drums) and Troy Tittley (Vocals / Guitar).
Nuns Of The Tundra
The clefts of barren space at the end of each bar by Nuns Of Tundra keeps the heart in a state of constriction as the hurtling sounds flail across the room. It is the sublime sharp edged stutters of sound which are played superbly by the quartet that raises this way above the bar and I am minded of watching a perfectly skimmed stone bouncing across the water into the distance and the personal joy of counting each set of ripples which a deft flick of the wrist and the ideal selection from the water-front elicits.
Unlike me, the quartet having learnt their craft do not then immediately reach for the biggest rock in the fond conviction that this will work too as they pursue tracks which take the listener on a grungy weave of guitar and perfectly balanced bass, whilst percussion is given room to grind cleaving axes of tempestuousness, to which the vocal precariously straddles the path between the intemperate considerations and ties the whole thing together with a sound you just want to keep hearing.
I have much time for the way that Nuns Of The Tundra are able to sharply cleave the stanzas, whilst maintaining a flowing undercurrent of sound, not an easy feat. Recently formed this is a quartet you can expect to hear much more of in short order if there is any justice in the music industry, but we both know there isn’t, so I can only offer my support and trust you will too.