Snapped Ankles – Drink And Glide – Audio

AustinZampiroloChestnutt and March from Epping (England) who form the artwave band Snapped Ankles will be releasing the LP Stunning Luxury on the 1st of March 2019.

Snapped Ankles

Snapped Ankles

While waiting for the new album their back-catalogue of garage derived spacey electro, available on bandcamp as is the new album, is well worth investing the time to get to know their music.

From the forthcoming ten track LP the penultimate song is Drink And Glide.

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Band Of The Month – November 2018 – Readers’ Choice

Time for the penultimate Readers’ Choice for Band of the month for 2018.

45. - Band of the month November 2018

45.

From England the rock band 45..

It’s Called Soul is taken from the three track single Godspeed (available on bandcamp).

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Jouska – Stopped Clock – Audio

The trio of Craig (Guitar), Jimmy (Bass) and Rob (Drums) from Leicester (England) who form the maths-rock band Jouska are planning for an LP next year.

Jouska

Jouska

On the 30th of November they released the two track single Lunapark (available on bandcamp), both of which will be on the album, immediately strikes the ears with the finesse of interplay, in what are predominately instrumental compositions.

While being of the sharp angles anticipated by mathematical-rock they have been able to invest a sense of the sharp rebound of a snooker ball cannoning off the cushion of new rubber on a snooker table, which gives the music an unexpected organic ebb and flow.

My pick of the single – the second track – Stopped Clock, this sense of a living and breathing being is further enhanced by a shifting timestamp which gives the music, as well as spiked points, an ever changing signature. It of course does help, to my ears, that a prominent bass guitar proffers strings through the speakers for the listener to pluck.

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Jamie Woodfin Jr. – Life In A Bubble – Audio

The alt-rock project of Jamie Woodfin Jr. from Louisville (USA) creates music of dark demeanour.

Jamie Woodfin Jr

Jamie Woodfin Jr

A week yesterday the twelve track LP Synchronized Noise (available on bandcamp) was released. An album that displays a variety of influences in the output, with each track drawing from different wells, though always in common is a rooting in rock and a brooding, oppressive, countenance.

The half-spoken vocals enables the songs to create searing rumbles of ominous presence which roll through the room as though borne of stormy clouds.

Life In A Bubble is the sixth track.

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Band Of The Month – November 2018 – Editors’ Choice

Slightly later than normal, the Editors’ Choice for Band Of The Month

Vacant Stares - Band Of The Month November 2018

Vacant Stares

…from the USA – the gothwave quartet Vacant Stares from the USA.

A R 1 5 is from their eponymous EP which is available on bandcamp.

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