The England based, German retro-garage duo Leisure Tank released the single HIGHER on the 14th.
The framework of HIGHER (available on bandcamp) is built on the back of a scratchy guitar which gives the song it retrospective analogue sound. Percussion snickers in the background as it skips in freeform akin to a spring-lamb while the guitar weaves between the fuzzy glitch and warm melodies embracing the alluring vocal that reaches out to the audience with a teasing biting bottom lip.
It has been a couple of years since Leisure Tank last revealed new recorded material, I merely hope it isn’t until 2020 they next surface.
The first track to surface from the EP, may well be known to those who have seen Harry Gump live, for those of us who haven’t, Longing For More is its first outing from an EP, having regularly featured the music since being introduced in 2014, I recommend adding to the collection when made available.
Regular readers will know it is rarely I head away from bustling high-energy guitar to select the Editors’ Choice for Band Of The month – however from time to time it does occur and February 2018 is one of those moments…
…From Germany – with a psychotropictronica studio jam to feature the musician Lunkakid – settle back for almost heading towards twenty minutes of the session.
The German heavy-metal quintet Iron Angel release the LP Hellbound on the 4th of May.
The first track to surface from the album – Ministry Of Metal will have you scrabbling for the faded leather jacket festooned in pin-badges as it spirals straight back to the late ’70s early ’80s with material that sounds as bustling with energy and melody as it did back in the day – which perhaps should come as no great surprise as back in 1980 a fresh faced group of musicians from Hamburg (Germany) emerged immersed in the influences of British heavy-metal and despite breaks, changes in both personnel and numbers in the band, appearing between 2000 and 2007 as a duo – the original vocalist – Dirk Schröder – remains to keep reigniting those initial embers and back again as a quintet – Ministry Of Metal demonstrates not only are those embers still glowing they are fully alight and burning fiercely.