The English alt-indie outfit The Au Revoirs release the single Speak Of Love on the 25th.
The Au Revoirs
With more than a cursory nod to ’90s indie-rock The Au Revoirs deliver music that can be launched on the dance-floor or listened to in a darkened room whilst brooding over the deepest recesses of grudges held closely.
With its moody presence set inside rebounding rhythm Speak Of Love, which only last for two and just under five sixth minutes, bears an immediate replay to keep the tension flowing through the veins.
The English alt-electro band Calling All Astronauts release the single Life As We Know It on the 23rd of December.
Calling All Astronauts
Since first being introduced in 2013 Calling All Astronauts have never been shy at coming up with new ideas and Life As We Know It is no break to that tradition in a just over four minute number removing their regular top coat of darkness and delivering a track in which the electronics take a back-seat to the distinctive vocal.
Though don’t expect to be tripping the light-fantastic as underneath that top coat lays another moody presence in the package of the release – which comes as the original and three remixes.
The Russian nu-disco duo The Shopengauers revealed their EP House Full Of Friends on the 21st.
The light dance steps whistle across the room in weaves of synthetics, yet underpinning the party moment is a sadness that the perceptive listener can’t help but capture in their mind. The Republic of Tatarstan based duo reflect of the tragedy of geo-political borders, brooding on the cut of their fellow country-folk in the roughly sixteen minute four track House Of Friends which extends an arm out to all of those globally not getting their fill of the platter.
The most pertinent track being the penultimate Here which encapsulates the theme of the release.
Their signature sound of colliding sheets of metal features even more heavily than in music previous featured as Luna Plexus take the listener on a more experimental ride which throws aside conventional song constructs delivering a brutalism that sheers the bolts of wall-ties as the crashing just under four minutes of unrelenting snarling machinations slam into the ears.