Betty Pulls A Fast One – Dressed In Birds – Audio

The English sadcore duo Betty Pulls A Fast One are scheduling the release of the LP – Dressed In Birds – for February.

Betty Pulls A Fast One

Betty Pulls A Fast One

There is a skill required to be able to create music which is so dour of countenance that rather than attending the regular funerals of an ever dwindling audience as a result of self-inflicted injuries whilst listening to the compositions  – musicians find themselves with an expanding following who immerse themselves in the the brooding darkness finding a cohesive catharsis in the material and Betty Pulls A Fast One, who have regularly featured on numerous occasions since their introduction in 2016, are one such duo.

Those of longer stay, or who click the link to the initial introduction will discover Dressed In Birds was first scheduled for release last year. I am more hopeful that the appearance of the title track with its minor chords progression does signify the album’s imminent arrival.

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Creative Space Cadet – Bound 2 The Police State – Single Review

Creative Space Cadet is the electro-hop project for Tom Feltenberger, from the USA, to deliver his thoughts on the world around.

Creative Space Cadet

Creative Space Cadet

The most recent song to be revealed – Bound 2 The Police State –  which came out a few hours ago, contemplates of the narrative of State and Population by which the US is increasingly riven, with resultant sectional social insularity and polarisation of perspective.

The power of the music by Creative Space Cadet is that although the mood of thought is frustration it isn’t delivered in screaming furiosity, rather mellowed electronica which extends an arm towards all, while searching for answers on how to rebuild connections rather then seeking to further wedge clefts in to silos.

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TrueHeights – Exit Route – Video

The English indie-rock sextet TrueHeights release the EP Days We Found on the 13th of April.

TrueHeights - Photo credit - Fraser Taylor

TrueHeights – Photo credit – Fraser Taylor

An intriguing combination of three guitars, bass, drums, vocals and synth allows TrueHeights to deliver music which, whilst derived in metal also has a foot firmly anchored in indie dance, enabling them to create tunes with a distinctive point of difference.

The first song to appear from the EP, which is also the first of the five tracks on Days We Found, is Exit Route.

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冷牟田敬 (Hiyamutakei) – Watershadow – Video

冷牟田敬 (Hiyamutakei) is a Japanese shoegaze outfit.

冷牟田敬

冷牟田敬

The music shimmers across the ears in hazy multilayered reverberating, echoing guitars and vocal which have the ability to calm the deepest creases in a cotton shirt, as they gently coat the room in a soft palette of immersive sound.

From the most recent LP μ (ミクロ) (M (Micro)) – the first of the nine tracks – Watershadow.

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Oddnote – Reckless Movement – Audio

The US blues-rock quintet Oddnote released their début eponymous LP on the 13th.

oddnote

oddnote

Twisted blues guitar gnaws at the skirting-boards as the dirty chords roll through the room while a rumbling rhythm guitar ruffles the ears with a rattling bass bending the window frames and percussion driving the songs forward like a snarling school-mistress rounding up unruly children – overlaying the music is powerful growling vocal – rounding out a fourteen track album (available on bandcamp) that does require the speakers to be turned to full volume and then kicked to clear out any dust to fully enjoy.

Having said all that the LP is very much one of thirds, with the middle section of songs being more mellow, rhythm guitar led, in tone, though that does need to be taken in context, resultingly evidencing a band, which although having only formed last year are already, gelling in to a formidable unit.

My pick of the release being one of the more soft brush tracks – the eleventh – Reckless Movement.

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