The Tambourine Girls – You Don’t See Me – Audio

It was back in 2014 that the Australian synth-rock quartet The Tambourine Girls last featured.

The Tambourine Girls - You Don't See Me - Audio

The Tambourine Girls

Word arrives that a new LP is due for release in early 2018 with the first track from the album  – You Don’t See Me – having been released as a stand alone single on the 17th.

A pulsing, persistent, metronomic drum-pad lays under interweaving sequences of electronica and guitar that create a hypnotic landscape through which a dreamy vocal becalms the listener and rounding out a song that prefaces of an LP which has, by this track alone, piqued intrigue.

You Don’t See Me – Single – The Tambourine Girls is available on iTunes.*

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The Judith Lights – Blue Movie – Audio

The Judith Lights is a US synth-rock quartet.

The Judith Lights - Photo by Drew Weidenmann

The Judith Lights – Photo by Drew Weidenmann

The luxuriant retrospective soundtrack takes the listener back to the early ’80s as the neon-lit electronica and percussion dances through the room carried on the wings of elongated guitar and moody vocal creating a space in which the audience is invited to sway in introspective thought.

Their most recent reveal being the ten track LP Avenue (available on bandcamp) which came out earlier in the month.

The Judith Lights is a quartet I look forward to hearing more from in short order and by way of an introduction the closing song on the album – Blue Movie. Though this may not be more than a dream as Anwar Montasir has now left New York and is in Oregon.

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Guest Actors – True – Audio

The Israeli synth-rock quartet Guest Actors release the LP  Under Those Silent Skies on the 10th of October.

Guest Actors

Guest Actors

From the forthcoming album True is a combination of melting melodies combined with an urgency of pace, giving the effect of a journey filled with pleasured anticipation knotted by nervous tension. Guest Actors are able to balance the two concepts in the almost five and two thirds minutes track resulting in a song that holds the listeners attention.

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WARBLY JETS – The Lowdown – Single Review

The US synth-rock quartet WARBLY JETS released the single The Lowdown on the 7th.

WARBLY JETS - photo credit Kristen Cofer

WARBLY JETS – photo credit Kristen Cofer

About to head out on an extensive, twenty four gig, three country international tour starting in China on the 14th before heading back to the US and concluding in England on the 26th of September they found the time to head in to the studio for their new single.

The winding guitar, bowing synth and delayed echoing vocal gives the track a trippy feeling in which the listener the listener can discover a kaleidoscope of colours in which to take the imagination on a free-flowing ride. It is the punctilious percussion and compacting bass which keeps the track in alignment which, whilst, allowing the song to develop its sense of expansiveness equally ensures its progression until, as sharply as it opens, suddenly – dead on the three minutes mark The Lowdown abruptly concludes.

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How We Got Giraffes – Honeypot – Audio

How We Got Giraffes is a Scotland based alt-rock quartet.

How We Got Giraffes

How We Got Giraffes

In addition to the various tracks around, word arrives of an EP out later in the year and these are a group of musicians to get to know in the early stages of their career. Their whimsical thoughts are gathered inside well structured and delivered compositions.

The most recent song is Honeypot (available on bandcamp) which is also their most fiery with a headlong rush of energy that grabs hold of the listener and pulls them to the dance-floor. The elongated guitar giving the song its infectious warmth and the bass its depth.

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