The Silent Sea – Found Another – Audio

On the 5th, the Australian alternative rock quintet, The Silent Sea released the EP The Sky Between Us.

The Silent Sea

The Silent Sea

A five track EP (available on bandcamp) of slightly angular maths-rock, washed in a pot of mushroom tea, affording the tracks hushed and softened bevels that circle through the room in unhurried measure.

My pick of the release is the penultimate song – Found Another.

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Wasabi Fire Alarm – Self Doubt – Video

The English alt-rock quartet Wasabi Fire Alarm were introduced earlier this year.

Wasabi Fire Alarm - Self Doubt

Wasabi Fire Alarm

Getting together only a few months ago Wasabi Fire Alarm have veritably sprinted out of the starting blocks with their début LP Two Fingers In A V (available on their website) being released at the tail end of last month.

Self Doubt – the sixth of the ten tracks on the album, which evokes of shifting realities of a mind in the vice of a mental disorder, is underpinned by an expanding and contracting prog-jazz rhythm.

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The Oi Oi’s – Need To Breathe – Single Review

The English alt-rock trio The Oi Oi’s are scheduling the release of the single Need To Breathe on the 1st of June.

The Oi Oi's - Need To Breathe

The Oi Oi’s

With only a couple of songs around for those of us who haven’t yet had the opportunity to catch them live their depth of song writing skills has already become self-evident. The newest song strays from the blues threaded Holy Moly, featured at the tail end of last year, to a more complex composition which demands more of them as musicians, a challenge they are ably adept at meeting as Need To Breathe plays with a more muddy texturing.



Subtle shifts in timing create a track which at one moment sparkles like tinkling glasses at a wedding party celebration the next the flat rubbers of the beer soaked pool tables of a pub league competition where angles of bounce and welts in the felt are all an at home advantage and an away win is a difficult prize – suffice to say The Oi Oi’s are able to prise open the key to a victory.

It will be interesting to discover where the trio head next, though if you happen to be in London on the 15th of June at Nambucca you may well have the answers prior to me being in a position to provide an update.

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Echo Arcadia – High Hopes And Low Expectations – Video

It was back in 2013, on the old URL, that the Scottish alt-rock band Echo Arcadia first featured and over the years they have become a staple of the site.

Echo Arcadia - High Hopes and Low Expectations

Echo Arcadia

Most recently to surface was a live version of  – High Hopes And Low Expectations – a track which finds them in wistful reflection.

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All For Darcy – The View – Audio

The Australian alternative-rock quartet All For Darcy release the EP Too Beautiful For Earth tomorrow.

All For Darcy

All For Darcy

Five songs of emotive narrative play through the room in multi-textured layers of mellowed out rock, which is able to keep the audience engaged with its rich creamy flow. The second track – The View – being my pick of the release.

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