Indian Wells – Racquets – Audio

Indian Wells is the EDM-LTA project of Pietro Iannuzzi from Italy.

Indian Wells - photo by Alessia Naccarato

Indian Wells – photo by Alessia Naccarato




Having an obsession with lawn-tennis, inside the loops of ambient EDM created by Indian Wells always lay sounds from a tennis court.

Racquets is not an exception as the clunk of ball and string spirals through the just under five minutes and fifty seconds of forehand cross-court back-drop in a track that whistles through the speakers like water running drown a drain with ball bouncing through steel pipe, giving the piece the feel of claustrophobic blue flashing lights.

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Hayden Jones and The Roosevelt House Band – Autumn Eyes Again – Video

Hayden Jones and The Roosevelt House Band is a folk-rock project from the USA.

Hayden Jones and The Roosevelt House Band

Hayden Jones and The Roosevelt House Band




A little late to the table, my apologies if you have already come upon this previously – as the video is from a fortnight ago.

From the twenty two track LP The Back Room (available on bandcamp) the fifth Autumn Eyes Again reflects less on the passing of the seasons, rather the passing of life and the opportunity to grab hold of each moment only once before it slips out of your grasp.

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Koo Koo Kitchen – Deerhunter – Audio

The Norwegian alt-rock quartet Koo Koo Kitchen released their début eponymous LP on the 2nd.

Koo Koo Kitchen

Koo Koo Kitchen




Threading a ribbon of intrigue Koo Koo Kitchen add a gravelly undercurrent to their music which gives it a retro ’70s CBGBs gruffness that brings it all to life and finds the listener revelling in the vitality of the exuberance.

Deerhunter the penultimate of the nine tracks wrestles tightly gripped percussion and bass with boisterous guitar and effervescent vocal giving the piece some superb contrasting textures and conflicting pacing along with judicious minor chords in which the listener can happily frolic, loosing all sense of the travails of the world around.

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Hunter & The Bear – Renegade – Single Review

The English blues-rock band Hunter & The Bear released the single Renegade a few hours ago.

Hunter & The Bear

Hunter & The Bear

With a couple of EPs behind them and a few one and three track singles, word arrives they are working on their début LP and the first track to surface – Renegade was made available as a stand-alone single today too.




Renegade slugs its way out of the speakers akin a heavy-weight boxer crowding their opponent in the corner of the ring with pile driving punches of percussion while the guitars sway in slower tempo like the torso gradually pressing onward as the vocal glimmers through the gleaming gum-shield as a smiling visage knowing the count is coming whilst the bass dances light footsteps around the canvas.

The superb weaving between the speed of bass and percussion and the slowly paced guitars attests to a band who know not only what they are trying to do but more relevantly can do it with considerable ability. As regular readers will know how rarely I heap praise on a voice – this is one of those exceptions as Will delivers the knock-out punch for Renegade.

Gaining a strong live following locally and further afield, including more broadly in Europe it can only be a matter of time, if there is justice in the music industry, that they become established globally.

I look forward to details of the full album and following the band in what should be their deserved progress.

Renegade is available on Amazon.*

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Arakeye – Protagonist – Audio

The Australian rock band Arakeye are finalising details for the LP Atmosfears.

Arakeye - Protagonist

Arakeye

Casting a scornful eye on social structures, the first track from the forthcoming album – Protagonist, which was itself released today as a stand alone single (available on bandcamp), leads the protest march wrapped in dark foreboding melodies and a straining on the leash growling metal temper.

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