The US alt-rock duo The Hot released the EP Nobody Loves You on the 13th.
There is a raw, bleeding, grungy, garage thread to the material created by the two – hence no possibility that I would do anything other than recommend spending time in their company.
The five track available EP (available on bandcamp) is highlighted by the sunken skins of drum that splashes muddy puddles through the room to which strings and vocal play supporting, though integral, roles.
The alt-rock quartet 22Cats, from Hong Kong, will be releasing the EP Undecided at The Orange Room, Wai Yip Street, Hong Kong, on the 25th of August.
An intoxicating mix of minimalist and maths rock laid to an ambient hush and extended instrumental in the second song to surface from the EP – Forever Low – allows 22Cats to create an experimental, though readily comprehensible, roughly six minutes, composition.
The English alt-rock trio The Archive are planning for the release of their début EP in short order.
A relatively new outfit with only two tracks around, a month or so apart, of different flavour. The most recent, which surfaced on the 3rd is immeasurably stronger than their first reveal.
The melancholic, emoesque Forever, akin to a business of flies, fills the room with an ever more distorted, buzzing waves of sound as it breaks down and recomposes through the approaching three minutes journey.
On the back of this track I look forward to hearing much more of The Archive, in this vein of composition, in short order.
A new track surfaced yesterday which is of very different shading.
The eighty seven seconds of letting go is not a weakness are of a fuzzy guitar instrumental that spins around an axis that minds of the grinding wheels of a heavy freight train slowly gaining traction and velocity – an aural demonstration of Newton’s three laws of motion, if you will.