Aqua Cherry – Bleachin – Single Review

The US reggae quintet Aqua Cherry release the single Bleachin tomorrow.

Aqua Cherry - Photo Credit - Kali Mon Mon

Aqua Cherry – Photo Credit – Kali Mon Mon

There is a natural rhythm to reggae that has a primordial connection with audiences around the globe, there are a few styles which too have this effect, regardless of the genre of music the listener more normally enjoys, yet far too many reggae influenced bands still think that by messing around with the earthiness they have come up with something better – far from it – they have destroyed what was peerless.

With fortune Aqua Cherry do not display any of those bad traits in their back-catalogue – nor – more relevantly – in the new song Bleachin. Turn up the bass and  allow the uptempo dancehall style of the single to wash through your body and mind – a three minutes and nineteen seconds mood lifting therapy all of its own.

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Mercy Music – Mr. Universe – Video

In what is becoming a biennial tradition – time for an update on the US rock band Mercy Music.

Mercy Music - Mr. Universe

Mercy Music

Their latest LP – Until The End Of Your World (available on bandcamp) – finds the trio as energised as ever and like a compressed spring waiting to be released – on hitting play the music launches through the speakers with a boundless enthusiasm.

Mr. Universe is the last of the eleven tracks on the album.

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The Gooch Palms – Marfa Lights – Video

The Australian garage rock duo The Gooch Palms released their latest single Marfa Lights on the 30th of August.

The Gooch Palms - Marfa Lights

The Gooch Palms

It is of little surprise their audience continues to burgeon as their good-time rock shimmers through the speakers and showers over the listener making the world seem a better place.

Securing both their own headline tours and support tours across Australia it is long over due their schedule was expanded to regular international appearances. The new single, Marfa Lights, with its buzzing static electricity can only but help to raise their profile further.

Marfa Lights – Single – The Gooch Palms is available on iTunes.*

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Black Market Salesmen – Over Time – Audio

The US heavy-rock quartet Black Market Salesmen released the EP Brainstorm on the 31st of August.

Black Market Salesmen

Black Market Salesmen

Dipping their quill deep in to the pot of early ’70s rock Black Market Salesman in their début four track EP are able to deliver music that minds of tie-dyed kaftans and festivals.

The tripped out tracks resonate of rich guitar and expansive drum-kit with classic anchored bass-lines through which vocal launches and resets. Additionally keys are deployed on occasion where appropriate to the songs, which affords a further headiness to the patchouli scent that wafts through the room.

The closing track is Over Time.

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Brainstorm – EP – Black Market Salesmen is available on iTunes.*

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Escape The Future – Forever Now – Video

The English new wave trio Escape The Future are set to release the EP Forever Now on the 5th of October.

Escape The Future

Escape The Future

A fiery rumble of percussion holds the glue to Escape The Future which allows bass, guitar and vocal to pogo around the room unconcerned the laces on the DMs will come undone.

The four tracks each seem individually quite smartly attired, though by the conclusion of the eleven minutes of the EP the listener notices their surrounding strewn furniture and raw bruised shins.

The title track – Forever Now – is the second song.

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Forever Now – EP – Escape The Future is available on iTunes.*

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