Ravenbreed – Lonely – Audio

The Welsh dark-metal band Ravenbreed are set to release their début three track single Hollowed on the 28th.

Ravenbreed - logo design by Richie Evans of Spark33

Ravenbreed – logo design by Richie Evans of Spark33

Two thirds of the single has been revealed in advance, the most recent of which is Lonely.

Another one of those moments in which you need to have your speaker system straining to stay on their anchors as you bury your head between the casements and if you don’t emerge with ears bleeding on completion of the tad under five and a third minutes song you either didn’t turn up the volume to maximum or you have appalling speakers, which probably means you never actually hear any music at all, rather reeds of noise.

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John MOuse – Bunkbeds And Broken – Audio

The Welsh alt-rock project John MOuse will be releasing the LP Replica Figures on the 19th of February next year.

John MOuse

John MOuse

An eleven track album of dry wit which casts a scornful eye at the minutiae of the world around. The album works particularly well with its light touch production values that enable the acerbic humour to play to its best advantage with the songs having a sense that pulling on the the right thread the whole lost would tumble in to chaos – being in common with the precarious nature of societal constructs.

The fifth song is Bunkbeds And Broken.

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Bright Young People – So Confess – Video

The Welsh alt-rock trio Bright Young People released the single So Confess on the 10th.

Bright Young People

Bright Young People

Establishing themselves as live performance band Bright Young People are also able to find time to head to the studio to release new material and So Confess is a welcome addition to the catalogue.

The  combinations of grunge, brit-pop and rock’n’roll sear, like a branding iron, through the listener as the overdrive bass burrows through the speakers joined by a thumping percussion as the slowly unwinding guitar provides a loping reverb with the highly impressive vocal rounding out a track which attests to a trio with far to travel in the world of music.

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Band of the Month – October 2017 – Readers’ Choice

It seems that not only is it the Editor who discovered the selection for the Band Of The Month for October being difficult to decide it was the Readers’ too…

Junior Bill - band of the month October 2017

Junior Bill

..sometimes it is possible to set the selection for forward publishing the Readers’ Choice as much as a day in advance, such is the difference – this month however – it is within the last fifteen minutes I have finally been able to identify who the Readers’ Choice is to be – as the cut off point really is 23:59 UTC on the last day of the month.

I am equally aware that there is often the question – ‘how can I vote’ – and as always the answer remains that it is not possible to ‘vote’ as the calculation is made of five different algorithms of readers activity during the course of the month, in an attempt to preclude and alleviate ‘gaming the system’, which then comes up with one number and it has been that one number which has been changing between three bands until just before 23:50 UTC today – of most import The Readers’ Choice For Band Of The Month October is …

From Wales – Junior Bill.

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Silent Forum – Humility – Video

The Welsh indie-rock quintet Silent Forum are finalising details of the EP Sanctuary.

Silent Forum

Silent Forum

From the forthcoming release – Humility – a track which is riven deep with a melancholia that coats the listener in a palpable sadness.

It is the two guitars working at opposite ends of the fret-board that gives the song a superlative texturing whilst bass and percussion create an oppressive air through which an evocative vocal rounds out a track that sign-posts a release to add to the collection once available.

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