I have noticed over the years that US southern country holds an influence over more than a smattering of the Scottish bands and musicians featured along with others who send over their music for consideration – an intriguing conundrum.
Nonetheless often extremely capably delivered and Sinny adds to that list with latest two track single Running Away, which was released last week, my pick of which is the B side Look Who’s Crying Now.
It has been just over four years since the US alt-rock duo Ekkomouse last featured.
The latest track to surface which appeared on the 21st – Hunter – is a rumbling number that minds of a steamroller trundling along the road, as the deep bass and gnarly percussion scrunch the bluesy guitar in to a compressed range, through which the vocal slips and slides.
Their slightly experimental songs, which comprise of natural instrumentation, a drum machine and voice are always able to retain a cohesive sense of travel, whilst simultaneously flecking the tracks with jostling interventions that catch the listener off-guard, Hunter being no exception.
The US alt-folk creator Madeline Kenney will be releasing the LP Perfect Shapes on the 5th of October.
Cut Me Off, the third of the ten songs on the album, which is available on bandcamp, the first to be revealed – has a glitch slippage to it which enables Madeline to create a track that bounces through the room like light reflecting through the facets of a rotating diamond.
The Irish emo duo President Of What? released the LP And What If After I’m Gone None of It Matters? on the 20th.
President Of What?
Frequently featured since their introduction in January of last year, in common with the disparate nature of the music in those articles, the fourteen tracks on the album (which is available on bandcamp) are also of differing tempo, instrumentation and atmosphere – held together by a commonality of taking a jaundiced glance at what are perceived as social and inter-relational norms from a different angle and thereby casting a very different light.