The Canadian funk-rock quartet The Noolands release the EP Us On A Bus on the 25th of April.
The first track to surface from the EP Loosey Goosey is a more hip dipping groove number than much of their back-catalogue, and discovers the listener digging in the cupboard to find that forgotten white fedora.
Given the liner notes of instrumentation, including a guest saxophonist, for the full five track EP (available on bandcamp) I would anticipate Us On A Bus will be a wide ranging eclectic mix of funky-rock’n’roll.
For now, having also found some white flares – I’m off to jive with Loosey Goosey.
The Canadian tripwave band SUUNS release the LP Felt on the 2nd of March.
In the third of the eleven tracks on the album, which is available on bandcamp – Watch You, Watch Me – combinations of guitar and electronica scatter like colliding positively-charged lead-ions in the CERN LHC bursting in to fleeting waves of energy which disperse in to nothingness though leaving an expanding and palpable presence.
The room is filled by luxurious atmospheric waves of synth, instrumentation and shadowy vocal as Scattered Clouds deliver, in 5xx (available on bandcamp), a six minutes reveal of two distinct elements with the brooding title track being joined by the retrospective B side – America – which minds the listener of Kraftwerk.
The Canadian electro-rock project Jay Draper & The Subterraneans released the AA side single Belly Of The Beast / Scatterbrain on the 5th.
Jay Draper & The Subterraneans – photo by Tyrone Islington
Those of longer stay may recall the name Jay Draper from the band The Scarlet Fever, introduced in 2015. The other main collaborator on the project being Justin Minister from the band Amy’s Arms.
Whilst the single (available on bandcamp) is of similar style to their other projects, being combinations of natural instrumentation and synthesis, the music, perhaps unexpectedly given that the other environments being of gothic architecture, brings a slightly different soundtrack to the table.