The New Zealand thermal-groove duo Three Feathers are planning to release their début LP this year.
Not a duo in an enormous rush, which suitably matches the songs which drift through the room as though riding an albatross borne on a warm current gliding over the oceans, as it was back in 2013 they formed, however it was not until April of last year that the first song – Make It Good – was made more widely available and on the 16th the second – Know It Well (both available on bandcamp).
Pull up a comfortable chair, settle back and let yourself be encircled in the soft folds of Three Feathers.
The New Zealand slo-gaze trio No Sky release the single Have Fun tomorrow.
No Sky – photo credit – Kate Tovey
Just over a year in to existence No Sky have spent time both in the studio and on the stage to meld the three members of the band, all experienced musicians, in to a cohesive unit and the progression of tracks revealed since May of last year attests to the core ingredient of bands of longer stay, an instinctive connection between the players, is steadily and surely taking shape with Have Fun (which is available on bandcamp) being their most assured reveal thus far with instrumentation, percussion and vocal each forming a natural bonding and weave one within another to create a multi-dimensional timeshifting flow of melting harmonies.
Word arrives that a new LP, Sleepwalking, is on its way shortly.
The third track to surface from the album – Valentine (available as a stand alone single on bandcamp) – is of slightly less dour countenance than music previously featured, though that does need to be taken in context when listening to the song, with the track having a retrospective ’60s feeling with its analogue effect sadcore demeanour.
Back in July I was sent an introduction and only now have I reached that email, though with fortune the LP You Do Not Do which was released this month (available on bandcamp), means I am almost current, though sadly once again I am once again a few days late to getting round to getting a feature written, my apologies to one and all.
A glorious revolution of synthesis drifts through the room to the accompaniment of sharply turned bass loops, extended guitar and electro-vocals resulting the listener is immediately minded of Sparks, as the audience articulates limbs akin to a retro velvet beaked nodding duck water-feature gizmo.
If, like me, you are in the Northern Hemisphere you can safely turn off the heating before hitting play as the warmth, from my pick of the release – the third of the eleven tracks on the album – Antifaxxers – permeates the room with the raising ambient warming temperature being palpably discernible.
The English EDM producer James Carter recently collaborated with the singer Zoe Maxwell from New Zealand.
The resulting track The Days, which was released earlier in the month, is an ambient luscious wave of piano, electronica, a sprinkling of guitar and a superlative voice which encircles the listener inside a warming cocoon of drifting silk and interspersing, though not overbearing, drops – affording the song an organic layering.