Their début EP, the four track Illuminate Your Mind, that came out last week has an analogue feel of of warming valves in the amplifier as Pioneer Salesmen deliver a blend of ’60s brit-blues wrapped with ’50s rock’n’roll to create music to which finds the listener involuntarily swaying with the beat – best articulated by the second song on the EP – Takes Its Toll.
There are only a couple of songs around, which early indicators suggest are to become part of their already planned début LP.
The most recent track, which surfaced yesterday, is eponymously named. A margin over three minutes reveal which has an enticing flatness to it, giving it a retrospective of early ’90s stoner with its slightly trippy undertow.
News arrives that 2 FAR SOUTH are set to play their first live performance on the 21st of April at Klubb Casa in Hässleholm, Sweden – if you happen to be in the vicinity – those of us who are not will have to await to discover more music by a duo, which on the basis of the foundations of what little there is around, I look forward to featuring again later in the year.
The first track to surface from the album (which is available through Denovali) Sisters – is an ambient flow of brooding and unstoppable dystopian ambience which fills the room with a palpable chill as it skitters between industrial havoc and grinding oppression, indicating of an album that will become an essential on the dark moments playlist.
The English alt-rock band CWM were introduced last year and are currently working towards their forthcoming LP Mate? What!.
Their third song to be revealed – Homely Streets – finds CWM in a different corner of the room to their last feature.
The new song has a grungy undertow that smudges as it surfaces from the speakers with the dampened instrumentation laying at a juxtaposition to the snappy drumkit, which affords Homely Streets captivating layers of texture while the expressive vocal delivers an unanticipated melodic tint to the track.