The English theatrical-metal outfit Evil Scarecrow will be releasing the LP Chapter IV: Antartarctica on the 28th.
Their ability to take a standard metal construct and add embellishing flourishes to create music of drama that doesn’t sound self-indulgent marks Evil Scarecrow as a band it is always a pleasure to discover what they are up to at any given point in time.
Red Riding Hood, the second of the ten tracks on the forthcoming album, implies current location being – science-fantasy.
Earlier in the month the LP Heaven / Hell was released, a roughly three quarters of an hour, nine track, album of illuminating emotive melodies that are tipped with the expressive, sympathetic voca which is the signature of the output, that reflect on the emotional ups and downs of life and relationships.
A European tour in support of the release of the album will start on late October
THU 25 OCTOBER Orpheum Extra Graz, Austria
SAT 27 OCTOBER Kulturverein Röda Steyr, Austria
TUE 30 OCTOBER WUK Vienna, Austria
WED 31 OCTOBER Alter Schlachthof (Schl8hof) Wels, Austria
THU 1 NOVEMBER Gretchen Berlin, Germany
FRI 2 NOVEMBER Nochtwache Hamburg, Germany
SAT 3 NOVEMBER Simplon Kleine Zaal Groningen, Netherlands
SUN 4 NOVEMBER Altstadt Eindhoven, Netherlands
TUE 6 NOVEMBER White / Noise Stuttgart, Germany
WED 7 NOVEMBER Rockhouse Salzburg, Austria
THU 8 NOVEMBER Milla Munich, Germany
FRI 9 NOVEMBER Vaz Hafen Innsbruck, Austria
SAT 10 NOVEMBER Spielboden Dornbirn, Austria
SUN 11 NOVEMBER Papiersaal Zürich, Switzerland
TUE 13 NOVEMBER Beatpol Dresden, Germany
THU 15 NOVEMBER Roxy – Kultur in Ulm Ulm, Germany
FRI 16 NOVEMBER Kulturzentrum das Haus Ludwigshafen, Germany
SAT 17 NOVEMBER Sonic Visions Festival 2018 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
TUE 20 NOVEMBER Melkweg Upstairs Amsterdam, Netherlands
WED 21 NOVEMBER Luxor Live Arnhem, Netherlands
THU 22 NOVEMBER Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
FRI 23 NOVEMBER Alter Schlachthof Eupen, Belgium
SAT 24 NOVEMBER Studio 672 Cologne, Germany
SAT 22 DECEMBER OKH Offenes Kulturhaus Vocklabruck, Austria
SUN 23 DECEMBER Gasthaus Höller St. Peter am Wimberg, Austria
Jesika Von Rabbit is an electro-rock project from Joshua Tree in the USA.
Jesika Von Rabbit
Tying together a plethora of ideas, instruments, percussion and keyboards Jesika Von Rabbit is a musician best heard in a long quaff to fully enjoy and become immersed in the analogue feel of the varied output.
With some fortune a nine track, roughly thirty seven minutes LP – Dessert Rock – surfaced last week.
My Medicine with its rock’n’roll roots, which is the penultimate song, being my pick of the release.
The Sydney (Australia) gaze-rock quartet of Sophie McComish (Guitar /Vocals), Annabel Blackman (Guitar /Vocals), Georgia Wilkinson-Derums (Bass / Vocals), Cecil Coleman (Drums) who form the band Body Type will be releasing their eponymous LP on the 19th of October.
The interwoven guitars wrap around the listener like a cashmere jacket in a luxurious thread of washed echoing reverb, while the pressing bass holds the architecture in taut reign with drum pushing along the pace, giving the songs their infectious tempo as vocal, with its judicious mix of one or multiple voices, creates a smokey haze that compliments the guitars.
Palms is the second of the six songs on the album, which is available on bandcamp.
Smokin’ On Planes is the rock trio of Nick Galasso (Vocal / Guitar), Miguel Teixeira (Bass) and Omri Malal (Drums) based in Washington D.C. (USA).
Smokin’ On Planes
Their music has a completely absorbing flow, which akin to molten lava sliding down the slopes of a volcano has a variable viscosity, which gives the compositions their engaging textured dynamics. Formed earlier this year, there are only three tracks I have been able to hear, each of which has a retrospective air and a similarity of demeanour.
Parallel Lives is their signature combination of powerful bass and drum which are melded with a hazy ebbing and flow of the guitar which all in tandem with the Knopfleresque vocal delivery draws a reference to Dire Straits, though not as an imitation, merely an influencer and a trio I look forward to hearing more from in short order.