The Australian indie-dance quintet Tapestry are finalising the details for an EP set for release in early 2018.
An expansive vocal enables Tapestry to deliver a sound which soars through an impressive and extensive vocal range set against a mellowed back drop of breezy fretboards as the effervescent drum-kit sparks energy.
The Australian stoner quartet Jarface released the LP Now They See on the 8th.
Best approached whilst rubbing your tympanic membrane with gravel prior to hitting play as during the ensuing a minute over three quarters of an hour of the ten track album (available on bandcamp) matters only get more stony.
The loosely strung drum skins puddle inside their own rims as the bass gnaws, like a rat, through the electric cables with the guitar sparking in and out of focus while the whisky soaked vocal draws on another cigarette prior to rasping through the speakers – how could I not recommend you add this immediately to your ‘must have playlist’.
The Australian melancholic-wave duo Winter Witches are finalising details of their début LP MASC which is planned for release next year.
Winter Witches – photo credit – Sam Roberts
Their music has a darkness which drapes like a soft, purple, velvet-robe around the listener.
Combinations of electronica and piano enable Winter Witches to create luscious layers of drifting sorrow from which a superlative rich vocal flows expressing of both self-imposed and outside influenced confinement in ever narrower and increasingly irrelevant silos of presentation and behaviour, with the music ultimately leading the audience to a glimmering light from thought entrapment and a world of greater cohesion and opportunity.
The two track single Unspeakable Clothes was released on the 8th, signposting of the direction of the forthcoming album. The B side is This Religion.
The New Zealand rocker Jas Josland released the single Lie To Yourself today.
Lie To Yourself is steeped in classic rock’n’roll in a song that swirls through the room with a flourish as the energetic composition launches the listener on to the dance floor to shake with the pumping percussion / bass combinations as the guitar prowls like a stalking panther whilst the vocal threads from a growling menace to intricate melodic sections.
A talented musician who, deservedly, has already had the opportunity to play internationally and Lie To Yourself can’t but help to build on a growing reputation for being able to create and deliver good time rock and in a world of many divisions, shining a positive light is extremely welcome.
SJS is the Australian based rock-fusion of Stuart Stawman and on the 8th the collaborative LP The World Without will be released.
Whilst largely an album (available on bandcamp) of forlorn temperament contemplating of the harsher realities of life, the listener doesn’t find themselves descending in to a spiral of despondency as merely by articulating that which is of commonly held consternation the audience discovers their own disambiguates of life are shared by others too, cathartically lightening the load from the shoulders.
The music itself is of progressive-rock derivation fused with folk and art-rock with my pick of the release being the sixth of the bakers dozen on the LP Circle Seat.