The US alt-rock quartet Tiger Rider released the EP Goodnight Sunlight on the 26th.
The five track, running towards twenty minutes, EP (available on bandcamp) only makes me regret I hadn’t until today been able to hear any of their catalogue which dates back to June of last year, though now gladly corrected.
Combining a fuzzy underlay with sudden changes in tempo and chords enables the quartet to provide the listener with dramatic shifts in soundscape, yet never sounding off-kilter, Tiger Rider is a band to keep a look out for as already they demonstrate musical prowess and to get out to see if you are within reach of their new home of Seattle (USA).
By way of an introduction a band I look forward to getting to know better over the years the closer on Goodnight Sunlight – Arizona.
With plans afoot for more reveals in short order – Nightmares For Children (And Other Stories) – which came out a few hours ago is their début track. Settle back, draw the curtains, turn down the lights and join them in the thirty and a tad minutes of the song.
One is minded of Hawkwind, Enigma and Borodin all wrapped up in to one glorious package as the revolving and developing chapters circumnavigate in their cycle of despondency, extrapolated psychedelia and redactive invitation as gregorian chants, violins and distorted guitar / percussion combinations weave in and out of focus to the accompaniment of extracts of nursery rhymes.
Most recently to surface is the song Daisy Town, a just over four and a half minutes long track, that slowly unfurls its way in to the room wrapping the listener in a kaleidoscopic array of colours that refracts hues of purple and blue in hazy flows of guitar from which there is only a desire to find some comfortable pillows on which to lay the head and allow the mood to slow down the pulse and drift dreamily in the becalming sounds.
Smashing Birds is an indie-synth band from Belgium.
Whilst being light on texture the synths allow Smashing Birds to add layering to their output making the material ideally suited to a quiet evening gathering with friends to which the compositions add a pleasing ambience.
Not seeking to challenge the tensor tympani Smashing Birds are an outfit, nonetheless, to get to know as they are articulate and skilled musicians adept at what they do adding much to the world of music and I wish them every success.
By way of an introduction the track Time from the EP No More Revolutions, which is available on bandcamp.
Paris death Hilton is an experimental-electro-rock duo from Japan.
Paris death Hilton
Probably not music to play if you are suffering from a hangover, however, Paris death Hilton are a duo you should find time to fit in to the day somewhere.
I will come back to the band with a fuller article in due course. For now, by way of an introduction, a live version of the angular-glitch of 192 tentacles from the EP Victoria’s Shithole, which is available on bandcamp.