Mélanie Isaac – Jamais Sans Raison – Video

The Belgian dreamwave creator Mélanie Isaac released the EP L’inachevée on the 14th.

Mélanie Isaac

Mélanie Isaac

Far from being unfinished, the alluring five track EP has a lustrous elegance to it within which the listener finds the rough edges of the day gently melting in to a mellifluous flow of electronica, instrumentation and the absorbing vocal.

Jamais Sans Raison is the middle composition.

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Das Body – Know My Name – Audio

The synthwave quartet of Ellie Linden, Kim, Patrik and Didrik from Oslo in Norway who form the band Das Body will be releasing their eponymous EP on the 28th.

Das Body - photo by Hsiang Hsiang Wang

Das Body – photo by Hsiang Hsiang Wang

Soaked in ’80s synth influences Das Boot create music that has a drifting melancholia which weaves through tracks that reflect of both the upbeat spirit of their home town, while anchored in the lesser well perceived introspective air of a city with globally common issues of stark social divide.

The second of the four tracks on the EP, which is available on bandcamp is Know My Name.

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Swimming Tapes – Easy Strand – Single Review

On the 17th the single Easy Strand was released by the England based dream-rock quintet Swimming Tapes.

Swimming Tapes - Easy Strand

Swimming Tapes

The quintet have been quietly making progress in the background with word arriving that an LP is in the offing and there will be a short, five date, England and Scotland tour in November.

In the interim the new single, Easy Strand, which appears almost exactly a year after the  EP Soft Sea Blue, other than the acoustic version of their  2016 single Tides which came out in February, makes this the first release for them this year.

Perhaps it is something more than a coincidence that their wistfully dreamy shimmery summer vibe releases often appear this time of year, the original of Tides was also in September.

Lay back, kick up the heels and allow the washes of the gazey guitars curtain off the hassles of daily life.

Easy Strand – Single – Swimming Tapes is available on iTunes.*

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Moogle – Silver Lines – Single Review

The Irish slacker project Moogle revealed the track Silver Lines on the 11th.

Moogle

Moogle

Stretching the elasticity of bars to almost breaking point the song rumbles through the room on a warped turntable that gives Silver Lines the feeling of time slowing and catching up with itself, as though running on two different speeds, in a fine rendition of slacker rock.

I was late to catch the note introducing the début track, which came out in June – All My Friends – which has been surpassed with Silver Lines, though both indicative that Moogle is a project to keep an ear out for in the future with fingers crossed that an LP will be on its way in short order as the slowly rotating compositions would be best enjoyed in an extended session. In the interim, if anywhere near, you may well come across Moogle busking in Dublin.

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Dancing On Tables – Colour Me Good – Single Review

Dancing On Tables, the indie-dance quintet of Robbie McSkimming, Callum Thomas, Hamish Finlayson, Gregor Stobie and Michael Waterworth from Dunfermline in Scotland, released the single Colour Me Good on the 14th.

Dancing On Tables

Dancing On Tables

Having fast grown an audience with their user friendly tunes, in Colour Me Good the quintet have challenged themselves to work within a slightly different sphere, while not wishing to alienate their existing fanbase and have been able to transition successfully.

Their earlier catalogue I find a little featherweight of texture and stay for my personal taste, though ideal to penetrate the radio market they were aiming to secure. Colour Me Good, while still music for easy moments has more depth and a less formulaic structure affording the song a more natural flow and a measure of connectivity making for a release I do recommend adding to the birthday bash playlist.

Whether this marks a slightly new direction for the quintet or a one-off foray- time will tell.

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