The English alt-rock quartet Wasabi Fire Alarm will be releasing the EP Two Fingers In A V next month.
Wasabi Fire Alarm
Formed after a change of line-up and a desire to explore a new direction, from the quintet Resistance only in March – Wasabi Fire Alarm have hit the ground running.
The first track to surface and title song Two Fingers In A V is set to a soundtrack which has an unstructured carefree abandonment and a spirited enjoyment of life with the listener being taken back to the era, particularly of the ’60s, when much of the music emerging was a celebration of the very fact of creating music, rather than what is so often currently, a studious investigation in template design and this joie de vivre is palpable through the speakers.
Though don’t be fooled by the free-spirited compositions, as this strikes of the very heart of what is their essence and raison d’être – a protestation against a world of turgid conformity.
Electric Car (available on bandcamp) is a different soundscape to the introduction in late 2016 with a song that takes the listener directly to the Belgian ’70s trio Telex with a collection of current and retro electronica sweeped with a synthesised vocal and resultingly – comprehensively – summarising the rationale behind the name of the project.
The English alt-rock project Atlantic Machine releases the LP Mosquito on the 18th of May.
A long over due follow-up to the 2014 début eponymous LP – Mosquito in which Jim Lowe rather than working as a solo artist, joined hands with Tiffany Page to form the core of the album whilst the duo invited other musicians to feature on various tracks.
Two songs from the nine on the LP have surfaced, each offering a slightly different chamber of sound – the most recent I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend which will be the second on the release is a winding blues based rock’n’roll number that seeps in to the bone-marrow.
The English electro-rock project Tayne is finalising details for the LP Breathe, due for release later this year.
A couple of songs have surfaced from the album, the most recent – Alive – quite different to the other, more glazed-synth Sacrifice.
Alive is a track that stirs the speakers in to life as an opening credit of rock derived guitar bludgeons its way in to the room, to be joined initially by an angular glitch which transmutes in to a sloshing triphop synthesis prior to everything exploding in to its various individual constituent elements – creating an aural firework display with the, in juxtaposition to the song title and narrative, glumpy vocal forming a defining bridge between the disparate ingredients.
The English lo-fi emo creator Jack Goldstein will be releasing the LP A Tiger Shark Might Eat A Bull Shark, A Bull Shark Might Eat A Blacktip Shark And A Blacktip Shark Might Eat A Dogfish Shark.
So far three tracks have surfaced from the album, each of quite different context and instrumentation, yet all having an angst-riven perspective of the world around, which thematically is appropriate give the album title.
My selection of the songs to have thus far been revealed is Future Days.