Joshua Dacosta is a world-fusion project from the USA.
From time to time music that lays easily across the ears is just what is needed and in the appropriately entitled recent reveal of Song Of Unity – there strikes an easily understood narrative that is encompassed in the title; With straightforward acoustic guitar, pianoforte and a building chorus of voices – that does everything that is necessary to deliver its message.
The US / England country quintet Jess And The Bandits release the LP Smoke And Mirrors on the 15th of September.
Jess And The Bandits
From the forthcoming album a live stripped back acoustic version of Start A War recently surfaced which allows the highly impressive vocal to take centre stage with little adornment and indicates why their appeal is international.
The US alt-rock quartet Melville release the LP The New Zero on the 18th.
Melville – painting by Simran
A twelve track album (available on bandcamp) that offers a wide reaching journey of sartorially elegant contemporary rock that nonetheless doesn’t leave the listener feeling the need to be sipping drinks containing olives to partake as there remains underpinning the songs an earthy foundation.
By way of an introduction – Pickup Artist – the seventh song.
The US heavy-metal quartet Kickin Valentina release the LP Imaginary Creatures on the 11th.
Doing everything it needs to do to find a line of headbanging nods whilst filling the room with the scent of faded leather jacket – the second of the ten tracks from the forthcoming album is Turns Me On. Kickin Valentina, quite rightly, don’t attempt to reinvent the wheel.
Their latest EP, Worlds Of Our Own, is a five track release to bring out for a bright summer evening dance party as the quartet offer music that doesn’t challenge the listener with complexity, rather leaves them enjoying the froth and bubbles of life.
The penultimate track – I’m Right Here – is the heaviest on the EP.