The Iceland based artrock quartet Woman & Savages release the EP The Love Of on the 25th of May.
Woman & Savages
The second track to surface from the forthcoming, Traumatic, Erotic, which appeared a few hours ago is the most jazz laden composition I have heard of theirs, which they melt in to the signature muffled coat sound which always gives the music its calming textures whilst simultaneously permitting the varied layers the space to develop their full lustre.
A couple of tracks have surfaced of the ten on the album (which is available on bandcamp) the most recent being the seventh and title Light.
The fragile sparse opening reveal of Light held by keys and vocal draws in the listener as the emotionally expressive voice captures every nuance in a feathered delivery and it is the very nature of the desolate isolation which affords the song its hypnotic beauty – merely ensure you have a handkerchief near to hand to wipe away the tears.
The Finnish electro-rock project Forwardman has revealed the latest track from the forthcoming LP New Tomorrow.
Forwardman – When Did The King Need A Reason To Sing – artwork
When Did The King Need A Reason To Sing is a track that ponders the fractured social cohesion around much of the world in which the morally questionable has become the aspirational normality for far too many.
The two track plus one remix of the title song Return To Sender, is not, as the packaging suggests (as displayed in the video) a psychedelic sojourn, rather the opener and title song is played at a hectic pace that minds the listener of dance-hall on speed.
The US alternative rock quintet Yes You Are first featured in 2015 and last in 2016, making it about time there was update and their latest single, released on the 20th, Come Back Home seems an appropriate moment.
Yes You Are
A band who have consistently straddled creations of mainstream pop music merged with rock ballads have, in Come Back Home (available on bandcamp), stretched towards gospel with an acoustic led echoing chorale attests to a group of musicians who are able to add their own twist to concept and deliver something far more substantial and of more inclusive reach to those of us who prefer our music a tad more gutsy, in this instance it is the central spotlight on the vocal which captures attention.