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.
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.
The acid-rock trio – Timmy’s Organism – which comprises of Timmy Vulgar, Jeff Giant and Blake Hill, from Detroit (USA) release the LP Survival Of The Fiendish on the 5th of October.
The ten track album (available on bandcamp) contains the quirks, crackles, distortion, explosive energy and far reaching imagination which has marked the creativity of Timmy Vulgar, in the various guises which have followed, since first releasing the signature sound of distorted acid rock back in the ’90s.
Timmy’s Organism will be heading out on a supporting tour through October and early November in the USA –
12th Chicago IL.@Thalia Hall*
13th Cleve OH.@Beachland Ballroom*
16th Buffalo NY.@Mohawk
17th NYC @Warsaw*
18th Detroit @Marble Bar
19th Milwaukee @Cactus Club
20th Minneapp MN.@Moon Palace Books
21st Fargo ND @Sidestreet
23rd Missoula MT.@the Union Bar
24th Seattle WA.@Funhouse
25th Portland OR.@the Liquor Store
26th San Francisco CA.@Vacation Vintage
27th Los Angelas CA. @Hi Hat
29th Phoenix AZ. @Lunch Box
30th El Paso TX. @Monarch
31st Austin TX. @Hotel Vegas~
1st New Orleans LA. @Poor Boys~
2nd Atlanta GA. @the Earl~
3rd Memphis TN. @Bar DKDC~
4th Nashville TN. @Cobra Lounge~
5th Louisvile KY. @Kaiju
6th Columbus OH. @Ace of cups
* with Oh Sees
~ with John Wesley Coleman III
Guzzle Gasoline, the first song to appear from the LP is also the first of the ten on Survival Of The Fiendish.
The English rock quartet The Struts will be releasing the LP Young & Dangerous on the 19th of October.
First introduced in 2012, while they have gone on to establish themselves as a well supported outfit, although there have been periods when they appear have forgotten who they are, seemingly confusing life with hype – Bulletproof Baby – the fourth of the bakers dozen tracks on the album – finds their feet once again firmly planted on the ground.
The quintet of George Johnson (Vocals), Connor McMinn (Guitar), Luke Morris (Bass), Rob Clarke (Keys) and Seb Baldwin (Drummer) who form the indie-dance band from Birmingham in England – Ivory Wave – released the single Frankie on the 14th.
Ivory Wave – photo by Laura Benwell
Having introduced Ivory Wave earlier this year, with some enthusiasm on hitting play, not being well disposed towards vocoders the opening phrases had me scratching my head in doubt, only for that to rapidly be dispelled as Frankie soon flowers in to a a trippE track which would not have been out of place at The Haçienda.
The synth melts in to the instrumentation to create a spiralling psychedelia of cascaded rock from which the vocal drifts in and out of focus, demanding of an immediate replay. An extended 12″ dayglo yellow vinyl version would not be unwelcome either.