The Tasmanian garage rock band 208L Containers released their début LP Knitted Family Helmet today.
A stomping seven track album (available on bandcamp) which crams a disparate range of points of conversations, some inane others of strident polemic, inside foundation shaking rumbles of compacted distortion.
The disengaged vocal sets the scene for the LP which neatly manages to mix both inconsequential noises of the mundanity of life with pointed rhetoric on issues of wide consequence as the reflective disquiet of the instrumentation thunders through the release.
My pick of Knitted Family Helmet being the closer – The Walnut King.
On the 1st the tripped-out folk creator Ben deHoedt from Melbourne (Australia) released the LP The Gentle Northern Wind.
An eleven track album (available on bandcamp) of voluminous progressive psychedelia filtered through the lens of acoustic guitar and hazy vocal leaving the audience with a sense of both timelessness and weightlessness and it takes the mind some little while to readjust to normality after ingesting the approximately fifty one minutes run time of The Gentle Northern Wind.
The Brisbane (Australia) based darkwave project Edith Thomas Furey releases the LP Sleep Well, My Love on the 9th.
A six track release, which fills the room with slowly revolving electronica and guitar, with a submerged vocal enticing the audience – and minds of diving headlong in to the tightly packed petals of a Carnation to explore each fold in greater detail.
The songs each offer a different angle of dappled shadow which hold the attention, much like a hummingbird studiously supping nectar from delicate, complex, yet sweetly scented flowers.
Vintage Crop – the garage rock quartet of Tyler O’Brien, Tyson Harper, Jack Cherry and Luke O’Brien from Geelong (Australia) release the EP Company Man on the 18th of January 2019.
A four track EP (available on bandcamp) which opens with the title track Company Man which sets the tone of the release with its snarky reflective on the dreams of climbing the corporate ladder.
The tightly knitted weave of bustling pent-up energy is delivered in one hundred and fourteen seconds of fused guitars, trampolining drum and bass which invite the audience to pogo through the room laid to an appropriately sneering vocal.
The synthwave creator Jane Elizabeth Hanley from Melbourne (Australia) who performs as Kids At Midnight is preparing for the release of the début LP early next year.
Somewhat reminiscent of mid ’90s club electrosynth the newest track By Your Side, which was released as a stand alone single on the 30th of November, adds a luxurious blanket of soft felt that wraps around the listener with the subsumed soundtrack, as though suspended on fine silk borne by a soft breeze, melting even the most fractious moment in to one of gentle teasing.
WARNING – the social media page links to Facebook which is perfectly fine to use.
The link to a website on the Facebook and the Soundcloud artist pages to a website both link to a site that has been hacked – do not click the link to the website for the band name page. I have alerted the Kids At Midnight representative and if this message warning message is removed from this location then the issue will have been resolved.