The Greek rock band Deaf Radio released the LP Alarm on the 9th.
A nine track album (available on bandcamp) which threads through high energy numbers to slower paced pieces – at which ever tempo the songs are delivered the listener has the sense of a pent-up ball of energy rolling around the room.
The ever pressurising bass features strongly through Alarm with percussion keeping the material tightly compressed from which guitar is only ever given a short leash to stray while vocal slides in and out of earshot.
The second track to surface from the LP Alarm, which is due for imminent release – Anytime – is a more progressive number than Revolving Doors with broader architecture set to a more leisurely footplate, allowing guitars to take centre stage and the thumbed bass, that is given prominence from time to time, inevitably holds my specific attention.
The first track to appear from the forthcoming album is the crunching Revolving Doors. The implicit industrialisation hammers against the ears while the deftly delivered vocal sweeps round the room, reminding me somewhat of the style of Dave Vanian of The Damned, giving the piece an intriguing counterpoint of texture.
Stretching to over four and a half minutes Deaf Radio build Revolving Doors through a natural line of progression and the track could happily extend for another half a minute without becoming a parody of itself.
City Of Ships a rock band from the USA release the LP Ultraluminal on the 20th March through Golden Antenna.
City Of Ships – Ultraluminal – vinyl test pressing
To support the release City Of Ships have a European Tour scheduled for April:
09th Germany Siegen @ Vortex
10th Holland Tilburg @ Roadburn Festival
11th Germany Karlsruhe @ Dude Fest
12th Germany Essen @ Panic Room
13th Germany Hamburg @ Headcrash
14th Denmark Copenhagen @ UnderWerket
15th Germany Berlin @ Magnet
16th Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
17th Austria Wien @ Arena
18th Italy Milano @ Lo Fi Club – Pescara Fest
19th Germany München @ Feierwerk
22nd France Eragny (Paris) @ Covent Garden
23rd Belgium Antwerp @ Kavka
24th UK London @ Barfly
25th UK Bristol @ Hit The Deck Fest
26th UK Nottingham @ Hit The Deck Fest