Callaz is the sadcore project of Maria Soromenho from Portugal.
The début EP (available on bandcamp) Beer, Dog Shit & Chanel N°5 is a beguiling five track release of hazy slowly revolving retrospective synth and vocal in to which the listener is drawn by the silky web of sounds.
The Wales based roots quintet Junior Bill release the live recorded LP Above Your Station on the 23rd of October.
Junior Bill – photo by Gareth Edwards
Bringing a warm humour to their baleful glance at the world around Junior Bill deliver music that is steeped in ska, reggae and Latin, which is best heard in company with others as they spread a warmth through the room.
A quartet who have been around since the last century and regularly to be found in live performance, less frequently reveal albums with 1981 being only their fifth (available on bigcartel) – a fourteen track release which pays homage to slash horror films and in particular 1981 when a slew of the genre were released.
The second track and first song to surface from the LP is Nightmares In A Damaged Brain.
It has been over two years since the English indie-rock band Echoic last featured…
Echoic – Shadows of You – artwork
…which reflects of when they last put out an EP with the recently released Shadows Of You being the follow up to Testify.
Unsurprisingly the sound has developed in the intervening years and whilst their rock background is evident in the influences of material, it is now of softer focus with a more dreamy atmosphere giving the effect of more spacious melodies which are given the room to develop within individual songs.