Voyager – Ascension – Video

The Australian prog-rock quintet Voyager are finalising details for the release of the LP Ghost Mile.

Voyager - Ascension

Voyager – Ascension

First introduced in 2014, Voyager, are always able to offer new tracks which have a reference with what has gone before, yet deliver something refreshing and in Ascension, from the forthcoming album, they create more space for themselves to explore and a lighter feel than much of their previous material.

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Candlebags – Do That Thing – Video

The Belgian alt-rock duo Candlebags released the EP Voyager on the 8th.

Candlebags - Voyager - artwork

Candlebags – Voyager – artwork

With each track on Voyager offering something fresh as is the wont of Candlebags who approach songwriting and delivery with a completely open mind, resultingly each composition having its own distinctive quality. The first of the five tracks Do That Thing having a vaguely garage-dance feeling.

Voyager – EP – Candlebags is available on iTunes.*

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Voyager – Misery Is Only Company – Single Review

The Australian prog-rock band Voyager are on the verge of releasing the single Misery Is Only Company.

Voyager - Misery Is Only Company - Single Review

Voyager

With a return to the punchier sounds of their earlier material Misery Is Only Company equally retains the melodic elements that distinguish the territory of Voyager.




The track spreads its wings calmly around the room before suddenly steeply diving, like a bird of prey hunting, into a foot on the throttle rock track in which the keys are the fulcrum as they slide in and out of focus, whilst setting both rhythm and temper. The drum-kit is given room to explore adding some delightfully crisp power dives. The guitars stretch from supporting act to full-frontal assault whilst vocal drives from headlong battle lines to balladeer.

The bass, as you will know, tends to be my obsession and I haven’t yet mentioned it – which isn’t due to its irrelevance, rather its importance. Whilst Misery Is Only Company allows the remainder of the band to showcase themselves the instrument is the ever present handler ensuring none of the parts forget who is holding the leash, pulling sharp tugs to hold back any wayward ideas that may have been lurking in the minds of those in the spotlight.

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Voyager – Seasons of Age – Video

The Australian progressive rock band Voyager, featured in the New Year Ninety.

Voyager - Seasons of Age

Voyager

From the LP V, the last of the thirteen tracks – Seasons Of Age.

V – Voyager is available on iTunes.*

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New Year Ninety 2015 – 90 to 81

Thanks to the readers and the bands who make the annual New Year Ninety possible.

Tim Whale

Tim Whale

The New Year Ninety chart run down for 2015.

90. The Dirty Panties (USA)

I Am a Robot – The Dirty Panties is available on iTunes.*

89. Siren Call (Austria)

88. Senopia (England)

87. REIGN (Australia)

86. The Cradles (Wales)

Ideal Girl – Single – The Cradles is available on iTunes.*

85. Mr. Kito (South Africa)

Where Are the Lizards? – EP – Mr Kito is available on iTunes.*

84. Voyager (Australia)

V – Voyager is available on iTunes*.

83. The Tarsiers (England)

82. Allusondrugs (England)

Allusondrugs – EP – Allusondrugs is available on iTunes.*

81. The Art Of Amputation (England)

Californian English – Single – The Art Of Amputation is available on iTunes.*

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