New Year Ninety 2016 – 90 to 81

The New Year is five hours and five minutes old here in the UK and today is a thread of posts for the New Year Ninety of 2016. My thanks to the readers who can’t actually vote to make up the charts but are those who position the chart order through various algorithms, without you the site would be nothing more than an echo in a very dark chamber.

Tim Whale

Tim Whale

90. The Marital (USA)

Bold Show – The Marital is available on iTunes.*

89. Cardboard Cousin (USA)

88. Blood & Honey (Germany / Ireland)

87. Birthmark (Greece)

Subtract – Birthmark is available on iTunes.*

86. White Ape (England)

Game of Soldiers / A Face At the Window – Single – White Ape is available on iTunes.*

85. The Shambolic (England)

The Dead the Dying and the Damned – The Shambolic is available on iTunes.*

84. FlashFires (England)

The Play EP – FlashFires is available on iTunes.*

83. Yalta Club (France / Germany)

Yalta Club – Yalta Club is available on iTunes.*

82. The Rapports (England)

81. Rolin Humes (Croatia)

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White Ape – Game Of Soldiers / A Face At The Window – Single Review

White Ape, the English alt-rock band is set to release the double A side single Game Of Soldiers / A Face At The Window on the 18th.

White Ape - Game Of Soldiers - A Face At The Window - Single Review

White Ape

For those who have followed the posts about the quartet over the past year you will find familiar territory, along with a more confrontational stance, which raises the bar to a higher level in this release.

The vocal in Game Of Soldiers is given more space to scratch gravel into the ears, along with an angry guitar you keep expecting to burst into flames. This is a song I can’t help but enjoy as there is a fulminating pent-up frustration, akin to a crowd watching their favourite sports team taking a drubbing whilst being taunted by the opposing fans. Being a Millwall supporter, a mood with which, I can easily empathise.

A Face At The Window finds White Ape heading to a more gothic style, with a voice exploring surprisingly deep baritone notes, whilst simultaneously retaining their signature bouncing tempo and my pick of a release which is well worth adding to the collection.

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