The trio of Alexander Van Der Wallen (Vocals / Bass), Mathijs Van Der Wallen (Drums / Backing Vocals) and Nicolas D’Exelle (Guitar / Backing Vocals) from Essen (Belgium) who form the garage band Black Leather Jacket are finalising details of their début LP.
Occasionally it makes sense to have everyone singing in chorus and with Black Leather Jacket – it most certainly does as the listener finds themselves joining in too with the first track to surface, from what I anticipate to be an LP for party night, Village People – filling the room with a joyful unornamented buzz of good-time energy… where did setting eleven go on the volume dial?
From Brussels (Belgium) the dreamwave duo of Juliette Bossé (Guitar / Keys / Vocals) and Kévin Mahé (Drums / Electronica) who perform as RIVE will be releasing their début LP – Narcose – on the 1st of March 2019.
The first track to surface from the album – Fauve – indicates of an album that will cosset the listener in softly spaced silken layers of immersive synthetics rounded by a mesmerising vocal that holds the mind transfixed.
It has been a little while since the Belgian dark-rock duo Baby Fire last featured.
Perhaps appropriately, marking their return to the site, a live version of the song Love Soup, which is a re-imagining of a track that was originally called Bureau d’échange du mal I: Bones Soup which was the seventh of the sixteen songs on their début LP No Fear.
The first track to surface from the album (itself available as a standalone single on bandcamp) I’m Not Dead – is a just over eight minute exposition of atmospheric instrumental rock that takes the listener in to a journey of imaginative interconnecting spacious melodies which have something of a celestial science-fiction feel in which time and motion become abstract notions.
I Am Death opens with bass strings so loose that it is possible to feel the twang of the steel springs through the speakers – meaning there is little likelihood I could pass by the first song to surface from the album without suggesting spending time in their company.