The Brazilian electro-rock quartet Remove Silence, from Brazil, will be releasing the LP Raw later this year.
A couple of years since last featured and the intervening period of time discovers the quartet with a slightly different feel to their sound. The prog-rock experimentalism has been replaced with a more structured focus in which, in Middle Of Nowhere (from the forthcoming album) at least, tinctures of gothic-rock are blended with electro-indie and a splash of metal to generate a song with power and passion, while also accessibly lighter of touch.
Owl Company, a Brazilian heavy-rock quintet, is planning to release the LP Iris in the latter half of the year.
The newest track to surface from the album, which is also available as a standalone single, Pieces, showcases their compressed heavy riffs which mind the listener of condensed milk with its combinations of depth of flavour and fulsome richness of texture.
The Brazil based trippy-rock quartet King In The Belly released the single Intimate Strangers on the 4th.
King In The Belly
The combination of three Brazilians and one Australian enable the quartet to deliver music which has a difference of sound and wide ranging ideas, with Intimate Strangers drawing deeply from the well of ’70s psychedelia.
Though only getting in to gear last year four previous singles and plans for an LP this – evidence of a group of musicians keen to get fully up to speed and a quartet I look forward to hearing more fromm in short order.
Whilst developing their own opportunities around Santa Rita do Sapucaí, where they are based, they are also working with other regional and national bands to bring live music to the area through ‘back yard sessions’ which are in essence mini DIY festivals.
The rock’n’roll quintet Jointpop from Trinidad and Tobago will be releasing the LP FROM TRINIDAD...WITH LOVE on the 1st of May.
The first track to surface from the album (which is available on bandcamp), the second of the eleven – Amplify – is of quite different root-stock than music of theirs featured over the years with the synth playing a far more prominent role and creating a song that minds of early ’80s synthpop.
It will be interesting to discover if Amplify is an outlier or the fulcrum for FROM TRINIDAD...WITH LOVE.