The US indie-rock project Tancred release the LP Out Of The Garden on the 1st of April.
Tancred – Out Of The Garden – artwork
From the eleven track album – Sell My Head, the ninth, disports itself around the room in joyful abandon. Tancred has been around a few years now, which shows in the way that Sell My Head is packed with a hive of activity without making it seem as though the performance is lost in concentration, rather lost in having fun creating great music that engages with the audience.
The English synth-wave duo New Arcades released the EP We Had It All for Just a Moment on the 29th.
It is always a pleasure to travel with musicians on their journey of exploration and back in 2012 when first introduced – only two songs existed.
Motionless, the middle of the five tracks seems to be a righteous positioning for an update as the sweeping new-romantic synthetics submerge beneath a mellifluous anthemic chant, which if words fail finds hands slapping in time to body writhing.
New Arcades have ploughed their furrow to little spotlight for the past best of a half decade and to my mind have long served their apprenticeship, the only sadness is that they remain an ‘underground bastion’ of the best music that doesn’t gain commercial traction for no reason than people can’t be bothered. So I thank you, as a reader of the site, for taking time to discover the musicians who should be better known but aren’t – for merely lack of happenstance.
One can only hope that at some point the mass market will awake their mind to the delights of New Arcades, rather than you discovering their latest ideas in yet another four years on this website, even though to do so is always a pleasure as the creative world of music needs more of these two and less of the latest ‘EMI foundlings’.
The Swedish goth-metal band Beseech release the LP My Darkness, Darkness on the 4th of March.
Beseech – My Darkness, Darkness – artwork
The music buffs amongst the readers may well recall the name Beseech from way back in the ’90s. In 2005 their last, full length, production appeared Sunless Days and a decade passed with still only vague murmurings of some sort of reformation.
With an inevitably changed line-up – consisting of some old names and some new – Klas Bohlin (Vocals), Angelina Sahlgren Söder (Vocals), Robert Vintervind (Guitar), Manne Engström (Guitar), Johan Örnborg (Bass) and Håkan Carlsson (Drums) confirmed in the latter part of last year the rumours were after all true and Beseech were back – with a new album for 2016.
From the eleven track LP – My Darkness, Darkness (available via Despotz Records) the second – The Shimmering intimates of the more melodious, capacious and considered direction for Beseech.