The Scottish alt-rock multi-instrumentalist C Duncan will be releasing the LP Health on the 29th of March.
With a step change from previous material, Health, the third album emerges away from a home studio to work with other producers, engineers and musicians, which paradoxically has allowed the LP to explore, to a far greater extent, more personal aspects of life and affords the music a more emotional tie to the audience as the songs contemplate, love, health and sexuality.
The first track to surface from the album, Impossible (released as a stand-alone single yesterday), which is the third of the dozen tracks is a contrast of jaunty, trotting, instrumentation that has a spaghetti western feel laid to a, melancholic, lyrical reflection of a long distance relationship with a former boyfriend.
The Manchester (England) rock trio of Rich (Guitars / Vocals), Pete (Drums / Vocals) and Paul (Bass) who form the band We Three Kings revealed the track Give it to me, GO! a couple of hours ago.
An uncluttered two and two thirds minutes of brit-blues rock’n’roll that fires out of the speakers like a ball of fuzzy energy which infects all those it touches and has the listener jamming their head between blasting speakers lost in the wave of warming nostalgia.
Give It To Me, GO! is a welcome follow up to the EP Fire, which came out eleven months ago.
King Catcher from England who have frequently featured since their introduction in 2016 released their latest single today – the downtempo – Fear And Loathing.
As has previously been noted, on opening the wrapping it always comes as something of a dip in to a box of Bassetts Liquorice allsorts as to what will emerge and their latest track takes the duo on to yet another different trajectory to material previously featured.
Iin keeping with what, as I type, is an overcast, gloomy day, Fear And Loathing compliments the brooding half-light outside.
There is a drifting cloud of electronica which slowly fills the room with a portent of claps of thunder and sparks of lightning to follow, accompanying the contrasting expanding and contracting synthesised vocal which measures, one moment up beat melodic flows the next ominous monotone menace.
Joelle Edwards, from Liverpool (England), is an acoustic-sadcore creator who performs as Almost Autumn.
Occasional releases surface, having had the opportunity to listen to the back catalogue, I would recommend digging in to the archives as the music is best tasted in large measure to fully immerse in to the fragile, tear streaked compositions.
The songs take a look at various aspects of life’s insecurities and uncertainties – the most recent of which 6AM (available on bandcamp – as are all the singles) touches on the emotional, heartaching nature, of the intensity of transient relationships.
The track combines electronica and natural instrumentation which serves as a mood shifting backdrop to the breaking, expressive and completely captivating vocal.
It was back in October 2017 that the jazz-funk sextet of Luke Novak, Matthew Halsall, Richard Bowman, Evesham Nicholas, Martin and Ryan Szanyi – Late TV – based in London (England) – last featured. In February they will be releasing the single Great Gulfs.
Great Gulfs finds the band in mellowed mood in a track that winds gently though the room as though borne on fluffy pillows and initially invites the listener to step shoulder to shoulder with a partner, though as the song develops so the embrace becomes ever more tenderly close.
The retrospective melody of the track, which glides elegantly through the room, wraps the audience in a sense of warm, cushioned serenity towards the world around.