Rodrigo Vera Tudela (Vocal / Guitar), Richard Angeles (Drums), Lucas Stiglich (Bass) and Mateo Majluf (Guitar) from Lima (Peru) who form the alt-rock band Mundaka released the recorded live EP Mar Adentro on the 21st.
An EP which introduces various guest musicians and disparate instrumentation as and where required, journeys around a broad thread of influence.
My selection from the EP being the penultimate, which only features the four players in the band in a swooping hazy array of fretboards, surrounded by an uncompromising bass / drum combination, Desaparecer.
All five tracks were, as with this video, captured in the live performance of the recording session of the EP.
The Wales based alt-rockers Estrons will be releasing the LP You Say I’m Not Enough, I Say You’re Too Much on the 5th of October.
Since their introduction in 2015, Estrons have always been a delight to feature, most specifically for the bulging bass strings that can be seen poking through the speakers and Body, the fifth of the ten tracks on the album, maintains the continuity.
A track which captures the raw energy of the band as in addition to the bass, burrowing guitar, stomping bass and intensity of vocal pour in to room infecting the listener with a refreshed verve for the day.
Supporting the release of the album Estrons are touring through to December.
Thu 20 Sep 2018 V11 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fri 21 Sep 2018 Psycho in Mind Festival 2018 Tilburg, Netherlands
Sat 22 Sep 2018 Reeperbahn Festival 2018 Hamburg, Germany
Sun 23 Sep 2018 Maze Berlin, Germany
Sat 06 Oct 2018 DIALS 2018 Portsmouth, UK
Sat 13 Oct 2018 Twisterella Festival 2018 Middlesbrough, UK
Sun 14 Oct 2018 Llanelli Library Llanelli, UK
Thu 01 Nov 2018 Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen Leeds, UK
Fri 02 Nov 2018 King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Glasgow, UK
Sat 03 Nov 2018 Think Tank? Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Wed 07 Nov 2018 Soup Kitchen Manchester, UK
Thu 08 Nov 2018 The Louisiana Bristol, UK
Fri 09 Nov 2018 The Bodega Social Club Nottingham, UK
Wed 14 Nov 2018 Cavern Club Exeter, UK
Thu 15 Nov 2018 Castle & Falcon Birmingham, UK
Fri 16 Nov 2018 The Green Door Store Brighton, UK
Sat 17 Nov 2018 Galeri Caernarfon Caernarfon, UK
Fri 23 Nov 2018 The Parrot Carmarthen, UK
Thu 06 Dec 2018 The Globe Cardiff, UK
Earlier in the month they released the nine track LP Swedish Cobra.
The sixth song on the LP – Two Steps Back – is a fair introduction to their vaguely trippy progressive sound that is rooted around a solidity of stretched riffs, firmly planted bass and signature double percussion.
Their music is defined by a forceful bass that bulges through the speakers and a flattened vocal which gives the songs their brooding presence. With a growing audience both in the USA and in Europe they are often to be found touring on either side of the atlantic.
Recently caught in live performance in Denmark – from their eponymous LP, the third of the ten tracks, Artificial.