It has been approaching a year since the Russian dreamwave outfit Наадя (Naadia) last featured.
The newest track – Облака (Clouds) – is borne through the room in contrasts of the flexing muscles of bulging bass-loops and the fragile feathering synth through which the vocal hovers like a bird flighting in and out of focus through sunlight and occlusions of broken stratus.
The US indie-rock band 408 released the EP Mrs. Lemonsqueezer earlier this month.
Akin to the release title, on hitting play the listener is coated in a zingy shower of sound, as 408 deliver their tracks in which the listener finds the need to be moving alongside with the zippy drum-kit as guitars buzz through the ears.
By way of an introduction – the first of the four tracks – Charlotte.
The US emo quartet Wander are set to release the LP Precipice on the 19th of August.
When introduced back in 2014 Wander were a trio, the additional guitar allows them to deliver music of even greater introspection and from the forthcoming follow-up LP to their eponymous début – Stay Away demonstrates this additional layer of sonics and brooding foreboding.
The Swedish contemplative-rock project Promise & The Monster releases the LP Feed The Fire on the 22nd of January.
Promise & The Monster – Feed The Fire – artwork
The third of the ten tracks, Time Of The Season, is more up-tempo than much of the rest of the LP as Billie Lindhal (the creator behind Promise & The Monster) reflects on the cycle of repetition of bad relationship choices.
The music produced by Promise & The Monster is considerate of the band name, as is the material on Feed The Fire, with a continual theme of the dichotomies of what looks hopeful can and often does have a darker underbelly.