The Brisbane (Australia) based darkwave project Edith Thomas Furey releases the LP Sleep Well, My Love on the 9th.
A six track release, which fills the room with slowly revolving electronica and guitar, with a submerged vocal enticing the audience – and minds of diving headlong in to the tightly packed petals of a Carnation to explore each fold in greater detail.
The songs each offer a different angle of dappled shadow which hold the attention, much like a hummingbird studiously supping nectar from delicate, complex, yet sweetly scented flowers.
The US new wave acts Kepi Ghoulie and The Copyrights have joined forces to release the LP Re-Animation Festival which comes out on the 8th.
A ten track album (available from Electric Pop Records) that harks back to unencumbered garage rock as the high octane free-spirited charge of swarming guitar, punch bass, snapping drums and infectious vocal surge in to the room filling the listener with a boost of enthusiastic energy to burn in a pogo.
The trio of Pedro Lourenço (Vocal / Guitar), Emanuel Severino (Drums) and Inês Vicente (Bass) from Lisbon (Portugal) – who are the dark-rock band Trauma Lips released the LP Problems today.
A ten track album of dripping moss that minds the listener of a dank sea-cave festooned with the eerie shapes of stalactites and stalagmites as the vocal rotates through the compressed bass and drum kit with the elongated guitar adding to the sense of looming foreboding.
The Philadelphia (USA) quartet of Denny Barron (Bass / Vocals), Jeffrey Fields (Guitar / Vocals), Arthur Herrmann (Steel Guitar / Lead Guitar / Vocals) and Joe Idell (Drums / Vocals) who form the americana-angst group Morning River Band release the LP Brambles on the 18th.
A nine track album (available on bandcamp) which although riven with downcast narrative and vocal finds the listener tapping alongside, with some delight, the sprightly tempo and quirky instruments.
Always a sucker for steel guitar – my pick of the release is the middle track – The Sun Alone.