The Australian nu-metal sextet Skorched release the single Bury You Breathing on the 27th.
Skorched – photo by Rowan Donohue
Sometimes you contemplate the numbers of players in a band and think, that seems about right, other times you think – oh, dear that’s going to be messy – often only to be surprised.
Skorched are a case in point – with seemingly one too many members in the band for the melodic, yet energetic, constructs of nu metal – far from it as the sextet utilise the members of the band all to blend in to one organic being akin to Scylla, with each constituent element being and intrinsic and essential.
Starting slowly back in 2015 the past year has seen an exponential development in live performance schedules along with releases and Bury You Breathing can only help raise their profile further.
The English new wave quartet Sauna Youth will be releasing the LP Deaths on the 7th of September.
Percentages, the first of the dozen track on the album, reflects of a world in which people have been reduced to statistical samples and serves as a fair introduction to the roughly twenty nine minutes run-time of Deaths.
The English grunge quintet Muffin released the single swim.float.drown on the 20th.
Unlike music of theirs previously featuredswim.float.drown, the follow-up to their eponymous EP, has a psychedelic filter to the mixing desk that melts sublimely with the sludgy footsteps of their core sound.
The slumped bass and puddled drum skins are still given the room to throw mud through the speakers, while the guitars flit through the room in an array of kaleidoscopic colours with the menacing vocal creating an industrial nihilism which deftly earths the composition and delivers the rabbit punches.
Gaining traction nationally this new track can only help raise the visibility of Muffin to a wider audience.
Akin to taking a seat in a theatre to watch a play, so it is best to approach the bakers dozen album, which is available on bandcamp, as the approximately fifty three minutes performance performs its tale.
The tracks range through quiet soliloquies to broadside compositions which invite the audience to add their own imageboards.
The fifth song is the lilting melody of The Prince.
The Australian sad-folk creator Demi Mitchell releases the LP The Overflow on the 30th.
The room is filled with a luxurious layering of melancholic instrumentation through which the smouldering vocal burns deep in to the marrow-bone with its mesmeric timbre. The slowly pulsating wave of the compositions, which are sparse of annotations, are able to lay the dour shadowing that affords the space for the voice to fill the voids.
From the nine track album (which is available on bandcamp) the most recent song to be revealed is Fiction From Fact.