Beetroot – Fire In The Rain – Audio

The Greek alt-rock trio Beetroot released the AA side single Set Me Free / Fire In The Rain on the 11th.

Beetroot

Beetroot

The single (available on bandcamp) is the final release of the A Distant Victory Singles Club series which has seen Inner Ear release a AA single each month during 2017 to celebrate their tenth anniversary.

Beetroot deliver music which has a slightly trippy feel to it, which Fire In The Rain amply demonstrates.

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Jef Maarawi – Dread & Breakfast – Audio

The Greek alt-folk project Jef Maarawi releases the LP Comfort Food on the 11th.

Jef Maarawi

Jef Maarawi

A ten track album (available on bandcamp) which is full of luscious melodies and tender moments with the contrasts of introspective dour lyric pivoting against the slightly summer of love feel to the music that float wistfully through the room – affords for an LP of intrigue.

The antepenultimate song being the acoustic Dread & Breakfast.

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Bazooka – Ζούγκλα (Jungle) – Video

The Greek alt-rock quintet Bazooka released the EP Ζούγκλα (Jungle) on the 27th.

Bazooka

Bazooka

A four track release (available on bandcamp) of disparate narrative – one moment finding the listener hurtling through the room in frenzied dance step the next laying aside a campfire quietly tapping a tambourine, yet always engrossing as Bazooka deliver a set of songs in which the audience becomes transfixed by both the breadth of sounds and equally the intricate structures of each composition.

Necessarily, and unsurprisingly for those who are frequent readers of the site, the most energetic fusillade of sound is likely to be my pick of the release, which in this instance is the opener and title Ζούγκλα (Jungle).

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Jack Heart – Voodoo King – Audio

The Greek alt-rock project Jack Heart released the AA side single Voodoo King / 108 on the 1st.

Jack Heart

Jack Heart

As part of the 10th anniversary monthly A Distant Victory Singles Club release series this year by Inner Ear – Voodoo King (available on bandcamp)  has a retrospective filter through which the brooding track permeates the marrow-bone and a serves as a good introduction to a musician I look forward to hearing more form in short order.

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The Boy – Αγέννητος (Unborn) – Audio

The Greek contemplative project The Boy released the LP Έτοιμοι Δύο (Ready Two) on the 4th.

The Boy - Έτοιμοι Δύο

The Boy

The follow-up to Έτοιμοι Ένα (Ready A) is of different countenance to the previous release featured in May of last year, being of instrumentation rather than electronica accompaniment to the melancholic backdrop.

Έτοιμοι Δύο (Ready Two) is available on bandcamp with the piano laden Αγέννητος (Unborn), the seventh of the fourteen tracks, being my pick of the release.

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