Hedge Fund – Summer’s Getting Shorter – Single Review

The Australian indie-rock quartet Hedge Fund surfaced with a new single a few hours ago.

Hedge Fund - Summers Getting Shorter

Hedge Fund

In a more progressive psychedelic mood than previous material featured Summer’s Getting Shorter opens with a cloudy sky which gradually clears to reveal a hazy sun as the the track develops. This is an interesting development by Hedge Fund as the composition unveils a more considered and complex construct than they have allowed themselves to previously shine a light upon.

The instrumentation and electronics are given extended work out delivering a track with melodies which, like a chameleon, recalibrate themselves giving Summer’s Getting Shorter an organic presence as patterns and shapes shift imperceptibly around the room whilst the vocal too, is allowed to extend range as it, curls around the music.

Given this new development it will be interesting to find where Hedge Fund head next. I am already looking forward to the next track being revealed.

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Jungal – Ghost – Video

The Australian alt-rock trio Jungal have decided to call time.

Jungal - photo credit Keli

Jungal – photo credit Keli

Although only featured once, back in 2013 Jungal had the ability to  create gutsy blues laden rock. Their anticipated last show was on the 19th and to mark the occasion made available a previously unreleased track – Ghost.

I wish Leisha, Victoria and Jessie every success for the future and thank them from adding to the creative world of music for the past fourteen years with Jungal.

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Sunbeam Sound Machine – Getting Young – Video

Sunbeam Sound Machine is an indie-gaze quartet from Australia.

Sunbeam Sound Machine - Cloudbreaks​ / ​Getting Young - artwork

Sunbeam Sound Machine – Cloudbreaks​ / ​Getting Young – artwork

From the AA side single Cloudbreaks / Getting Young the latter track in live rendition.

Sunbeam Sound Machine deliver a sound that seems to be emerging from another room as their gauzy relaxing tracks filter themselves into the ears. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere Getting Young warms up the room reminding that winter is drawing to a close.

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Cloudbreaks / Getting Young – Single – Sunbeam Sound Machine is available on iTunes.*

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Queen Of Darts – Can You Get Enough? – Single Review

The Australian rock band Queen Of Darts are scheduled to release the single Can You Get Enough? on the 11th of March.

Queen Of Darts

Queen Of Darts

Made available a few hours ago for streaming Can You Get Enough? finds Queen Of Darts in more compact mode than many of their earlier tracks as a blistering guitar / drum combination battles its way out of the speakers.

Although punchier, the quartet have not lost the melodies that underpin the music for established fans as, Can You Get Enough? has a both raw energy and finesse allowing those who want to give their neck a run out a tempo to facilitate and those who prefer a more sedentary position to also get involved in the composition.

It will be interesting if this marks a new direction of travel for Queen Of Darts to mark their name change as they develop their sound having started life as Soundgasm back in 2014.

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Ocean Alley – Holiday – Video

The Australian reverb-rock band Ocean Alley are set to release the LP Lost Tropics in April.

Ocean Alley - Holiday

Ocean Alley

From the album – the fifth of the eleven tracks – Holiday, which was also released as a single earlier in the month.

There is an immediately calming sound that squeezes out of the speakers, reminding the listener of balmy beach warming hazy-sun days.

There is a delight in reviewing bands from around the world, as there are always warming sun-rays to be found in some latitude and even though over here in England it isn’t the warmest of winter days, I am minded to light up the barbecue and keep warm with Ocean Alley and Holiday.

Holiday – Single – Ocean Alley is available on iTunes.*

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