Initially introduced in 2013 the US based rock band Bellusira released the LP The Healing earlier this month.
Bellusira – The Healing – artwork
Bands focus change over time and Bellusira is an evidential example. When first introduced, just prior to their début LP – Connection, they were still in their homeland of Australia with an alternative edginess to their material. A change of dynamic, geography and line-up finds the band more buffed, polished and focussed towards the mainstream of radio-metal, with considerable success I should add.
Black Seed, a perspicacious introspective commentary and the third of the eleven tracks on The Healing finds Bellusira providing with precision what is expected for a mass market appeal in an LP which I would expect to receive considerable commercial airplay and I wish them every success for the future in their new direction of travel.
Rose Redd – from Essington in England is the alt-indie line-up of Rose Redd (Vocals / Rhythm Guitar), Sammy (Bass), Meg Burke (Lead guitar), Laura (Keyboard) and David Johnson (Drums).
Rose Redd is another UK indie band utilising synths to enhance the depth and range of the tracks as they provide the audience with compositions which glide around the room in layers of temperament.
The combination of two guitars affords the quintet the space to allow melodies to rise to the surface, without becoming overpowering features, with the percussion / bass maintaining a progression as the synth imbues a context to the proceedings and holding the varying forces together is a scintillating vocal, which in combination, makes this relatively new out-fit a sound to get to know.
Still finding their feet as a quintet – the compositions, which are written by Rose, have predominately been drawn from life as a solo creator and reformed for a band and it will be interesting to hear how far the future song-writing can travel as a unit and songs become written specifically for a full band.
A recent EP – The Healing is a fine starting point and I hope the transition works as this indicates it has the potential to progress.