The alternative rock quartet St. Tropez from the Netherlands will be launching a new LP on the 1st of May from 18:00 to 20:00 (CEST) at what will be their pop-up studio in one of the units at Lil ‘Amsterdam – Amstelpassage – on the East side of Amsterdam Central Station.
Three songs have surfaced from the album with The Other and its fibrous tautology being my pick of those I am able to share.
A roughly seventeen minutes, four track, EP of worrisome wistful introspection that captures the imagination and lifts the audience in to their own reflections of loss.
As is so often the case with melancholic and reflective music, rather than being left with a sense of hopelessness despite having been drawn in to dark folds in the memory, the listener leaves with a sense of catharsis having shared a moment with another to explore the past and see a future with a brighter light.
The opening song, In The Eaves, being my pick of the release.
The Australian melodic metal outfit Naberus release the LP Hollow on the 29th of June.
Naberus – Hollow – artwork
Hollow is the long awaited follow-up to the 2016 album The Lost Reveries – the first track to surface from the LP is the sixth of the fourteen and the title song which finds Naberus in fine fettle signposting of a release to grab hold of in a couple of months on its release.
The Scottish sadcore project Point Cove releases the EP They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To on the 28th.
Cello, Piano and drum-stems are fed through an FL Studio sequencer creating the warm analogue frequencies which slowly uncurl around the listener while the specific instruments selected to create the music affords the songs their alluring melancholic air, with the spoken word lyric being added on top of the sequenced elements create a contrasting sharpness to the pieces.
My pick of the four songs on They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To (which is available on bandcamp) being the closer Hear My Voice.
The English electro-rock quintet Alberteen release the two track single Hey Joe! on the 28th.
The A side and title of the single is not, as those of my thought may immediately ponder a reference to Hey Joe by Captain Sensible on the LP Wargasm, rather a literary note to the English playwright Joe Orton.
Though as you will have rightly assumed by the article title my pick of the release is the B side – Post-Human and therefore the mention of the Captain Sensible song makes far more sense as the calm synthesis gently blowing the ears with a teasing warmth breath within the context of the dystopian landscape of the song bears strong symmetry.