The Welsh psychedelic-rock band The Revolutionary Spirit are currently working on the LP Feel Music.
The Revolutionary Spirit
A couple of songs have appeared from the forthcoming album, the latest of which is Northern Star.
The Revolutionary Spirit have a soundtrack which captures attention as the hallucinogenic guitar is overlayed by a britpop referenced vocal, affording a distinct space of difference.
Laid within Northern Star is an opening flute which gives the dreamy wafts of smoke a ’60s summer festival atmosphere and the listener finds themselves with winding thoughts of kaftans and tie-dye dresses as the unhurried acoustic led just over four and three quarters minutes track slows down the synapses to merely an occasional spark.
To get this far has taken me the best part of an hour, such is the measure of the retrospective trippyness, so do allow yourself plenty of time to recover after imbibing on The Revolutionary Spirit, which I posit less references an insurgency, rather the consequential motions of the eyeballs spending time in the company of their music.
The Welsh alt-rock band Blind Beggar surfaced with a new track on the 15th.
Rumours abound that Blind Beggar will be releasing some full studio recorded material imminently though thus far Out Of My Head, the latest track, is also in demo form.
Out Of My Head features the bending of time through chords and bars that is their signature sound which they top off with a superlative vocal once again with their blend of psychedelia and ’60s British Blues, that flows through the just under four and a quarter minutes of the track and finds the listener after each run through needing to play the song – just one more time.
The Welsh melancholic-rock trio Lost Like Alice released the two track single Empty Tank on the 9th.
Lost Like Alice – Empty Tank – artwork
The vocal, that captures immediate attention, drips of emotional context surrounded by equally mournful instrumentation shrouds the listener in sublime dark cloaking in which there is, paradoxically, a comforting embrace of texture the audience finds a restful place to lay the mind.
Lost Like Alice is an outfit I look forward to hearing more from in short order and by way of an introduction the title track – Empty Tank.
In Cardiff in Wales you will find, Joel Hertz (Vocals / Guitar), Ethan Hertz (Drums), Rhys Carey (Guitar / Vocals) and Tom Rees (Bass / Vocals) who form the indie-rock band Tibet.
There are odd moments when you just know there is a sound that is not better known for no other reason than the mechanisations of the detritus of mainstream ‘on-message’ media and the bloated pockets of the leeching major label show-boat. I also hear and read much by so called ‘sages’, of the music industry, who definitively lecture on how music creativity is dead and you just know they don’t listen to anything other than the plastic put out on the likes of Sony Records, so haven’t got a clue what is actually happening in the world of real musicians cutting their teeth. Tibet is a case in point. If anyone tells you music is dead – point them to this article about a quartet who are able to deliver everything that you need to make the world appear far brighter than it is in reality, giving a portal to the future, who are more than able to squash the drivel.
Formed only last year Tibet are able to combine all the best of the late ’60s ‘brit-blues’, scooping up along the way the ‘brit-pop’ of the ’90s and turn it all into a joyful bounce for the late ’10s with tracks that rarely last as long as three minutes and a confidence that belies their brief life as a unit thus far.
Tibet flex both pace and volume in their material as the guitars bustle around the room, only, to be hurried along by the percussion as a subtle bass gives the sound a depth of texture that keeps the ears fully tuned. The combinations of voices, which sparkle in their enthusiastic freshness, allow the band to fill the audience with the knowledge that those who suggest music is dying are out of touch with the world of music and would be better off closing up shop.
Tibet is a band one can only hope finds longevity without being subsumed into the morass of record deals that will inevitably flood their way in short order as they have much to add to the world of music.