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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Paul Luttrell

Paul Luttrell, from Hobart in Tasmania, is an electro-wave creator.

Paul Luttrell

Paul Luttrell

The fixation on electricity cables in imagery, gives a fair indicator of the sounds of Paul Luttrell, which spark and short in alternative / direct currents of recognisable electronic experimentalism which is earthed by luscious melodies. The contrast between the jousting electronics and the pondering vocal gives the out-put a melancholic air creating something of considerable interest.

Instrumentation ranges from clearly recognisable, to highly synthesised as Paul delivers packages of sound which at one moment are blissfully gliding across the room next, as though crossing a patch of dampness, fizz into showers of confabulated distortion that as quickly as sent into upheaval are soothed by calming vocal.

An experienced music who played previously with others, Paul Luttrell decided to start out on his own journey of discovery and the earlier experiences allow him to create an out-put that whilst pushing the edges of the norm do not tear the envelope and the audience feels able to relax in the company knowing there is a grid at the end of the wire.

A substantial, just over forty minute twelve track, début LP – Perpetual Buzz (available on bandcamp) surfaced last week, with tracks ranging from under a minute to almost five, allowing Paul Luttrell the opportunity to lay out sign-posts for future directions of travel, a journey I look forward to following.

From Perpetual Buzz – Sick & Twisted – the sixth track.

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