The US rock-ska sextet Something To Do release the LP Not Making A Sound on the 9th.
Something To Do – The Lemons In Lemonade
Made available a few hours ago – the sixth of the twelve tracks The Lemons In Lemonade sums up all that is enjoyable and danceable about Something To Do. Prior to hitting play – clear some space and join in the party.
The US angst-rock out-fit Surfwax are set to release their eponymous EP next month.
On hitting play you will find the foundations of the building being unearthed by the fusillade of ever developing enveloping pulverising malicious waves of bass and percussion which barb themselves around a poisoned guitar whilst the vocal spits froth across the walls.
Unfortunately I am only able to share the opening track with you – Nothing Legal – prior to the release of the EP (available on bandcamp). Although it makes a good start at liquidising the concrete and the further the release travels the quakier the floor feels.
The US alt-rock quintet Apache are currently part-way through a tour in Europe in support of the release of the LP Alcatraz.
The second of the twelve tracks on the album (available on King Rocker Records)- The Riot snarls around the room in a fury of compacted instrumentation. The song reminds of the best of late ’70s recordings with its tempered production giving it a raw-bleeding edge that draws in the listener.
Texas Never Whispers is the Austin, USA, lugubrious-indie quartet of Tim Regan, Joel Calvin, Greg Barkley and Momin Ahmad.
Texas Never Whispers
Those of longer stay will recall the names Greg Barkley and Tim Regan from an article about Oh No Oh My back in 2013. With similar sadness the curling evocations leisurely drift around the room planting damp mossy squabs as they progress, yet, even more expressive.
Time and contemplation has allowed Texas Never Whispers to formulate a bitter-sweet flavour to their sound – akin to taste of an orange zested chocolate mousse – at once warming whilst equally being sharp to the sense. The laid-back delays in guitar sway in comforting breeze to punctilious percussion and cursive bass allows vocals to flow freely to the supporting infrastructure.
Their latest EP The Further I Go West is set for release on the 9th and whilst each number is of interest, my pick of the EP and the second of the four also features a second vocalist Sabrina Ellis giving Texas Never Whispers an extra texture with a subtle haunting synth which lays in the background creating yet another dimension to sound.