Closing out the first half of what has been, so far, a year of superb new music that has wandered across my desk The Editors’ Choice For Band Of The Month for June. My thanks to all music creatives, whether our paths ever cross or not, you do make the world a better place.
The Italian rock band Capolinea 24 released their début single I’m Ready To Go on the 21st.
Having cut their teeth as an acoustic rock covers duo I’m Ready To Go, which signposts of their début, nine track, LP Lost In Tales which is due for release later this year and is their first reveal of an original song as a plugged-in quartet, trots through the room on a Southern Blues horse.
The Italy based agit-rock quartet polemica released the LP Breach on the 9th.
A ten track album (available on bandcamp) that winds its way deep in to the mind of the listener as the quartet reflect on a world of social-injustice and deliver intriguing queries and angles of perspective all wrapped inside combinations of synth and guitar which have a dystopian presence that looms through the room with the pacey percussion inviting the listener to become involved with the music on the dance-floor while the immersive and expressive vocal unerringly sweeps through melodies and sneering contempt.
The music minds of the likes of the ’80s UK protest bands such as Crass, Poison Girls, Canker Opera etc. with the politically charged message and challenging constructs which veer from structured rock’n’roll to almost experimental spikes – hence with no doubt – as longer stay readers will know – a sound I have no hesitation in recommending to add to the essentials of life playlist.
The Sicilian darkmetal quartet Eversin release the LP Armageddon Genesi on the 29th.
A roughly three quarters of an hour nine track album (available through My Kingdom Music) which is able to combine both a dramatic thread of leathery melodies with intense pressured thrash metal and thereby creating space for themselves to invite the listener to fully inspect the rivets of the release – Soulgrinder is the fourth song.