Moon Panda – Soft Skeleton – Video

The England based ethereal-rock outfit Moon Panda will be releasing the EP Pastel Pool on the 10th of August.

Moon Panda - photo credit - Iona Taberham

Moon Panda – photo credit – Iona Taberham

The first song to be revealed from the EP has surfaced as a live performance of Soft Skeleton, a track that melts in to the limbic system.

Each time Moon Panda have featured there has been something different about the set-up. Initially a US based duo in 2016, an England based duo last year, now a trio, though still based in England – the consistency has always been the quality of the output and its dreamy demeanour which gently flows around the listener.

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LOCKS – Ripper – Audio

LOCKS, the England based gothic-blues quartet, revealed a new track from their forthcoming LP Skeletal Blues an hour or so ago.

LOCKS - Ripper

LOCKS

Ripper, which is also the B-side of the two track plus one remix single Bodies that is set for release on the 13th, discovers LOCKS in more jaunty mood than music of theirs previously featured. Although still of sultry visage, Ripper, akin to the two versions of Bodies on the single, though to a lesser extent, slides in a more celtic-folk influence that has been heard before.

Bodies – Single – LOCKS is available on iTunes.*

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River Fury – Jewels Of The City – Audio

The England based indie-dance quartet River Fury are set to release their début LP Five Year Plan later in the year.

River Fury

River Fury

The first track to be revealed is Jewels Of The City, which is available on bandcamp, is a glittering array of popping guitar, bleary vocal and skipping tempo which has the ability to lighten even the darkest skies with its easy gait and leaves the listener in good humour.

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Motorcycle Display Team – A Lady Never Tells – Video

The England based alt-rock trio Motorcycle Display Team release the LP Yours Probably on the 13th of April.

Motorcycle Display Team

Motorcycle Display Team

In advance of the album they have made available an acoustic version of the seventh of the ten tracks – A Lady Never Tells – a dedication to ladies around the world who have suffered and continue to suffer from abuse in solidarity with the #MeToo groundswell.

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Yours Probably – Motorcycle Display Team is available on iTunes.*

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Hanging Valleys – Fortaleza – Audio

The England based dreamwave outfit Hanging Valleys are working towards the release of an EP.

Hanging Valleys

Hanging Valleys

There is a calming mood which flows in to the room on listening to the first song to surface from the EP – Fortaleza (which was released as a stand alone single on the 9th) – as acoustic and electric guitar bend inside a spectral electronica while a hushed percussion can be heard peering through the mist.

On the basis of this, approaching five minutes track, the EP will be something to add to the collection and pull out when life is turning frenetic as the mind relaxes and finds time to refresh.

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Fortaleza – Single – Hanging Valleys is available on iTunes.*

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