The English new-wave quartet The Bright Lights revealed their latest track – The Rise And The Fall – on the 13th.
The Bright Lights
As I have mentioned in previous features, a quartet who keep a low profile, are going even further underground as The Rise And Fall will be their last reveal for a while.
Once again, clear a space to join in with the blustering gale that is The Bright Lights with the hard pressing bass and percussion rattling the window frames, while the guitar bends in to contortions of blistered rock, rock-a-billy chords and in this instance, ska rhythm, to enable their music to always be of a multi-dimensional journey and as ever topped out by the singularity of the mesmeric vocal that is able to shape the songs like a chameleon changing colours.
Rotating reverb and effects fold one around the other, akin to a solar corona as dawn breaks, with the elongated notes of the three guitars diffusing in to multicoloured fractals, while a brit-pop vocal gives the song a semblance to ’90s grunge and bass and percussion tethering the slowly paced piece like a dragging anchor – as the music fills the room with immersive and ever expanding layers of tripped out rock in to which the listener succumbs their senses to ease away the stresses and strains of the daily grind of life.
Having been around for a dozen or so years, first based in Chicago (USA) the duo have created a strong international audience, which extends far beyond their combined US and UK nationalities with their involving cerebral compositions that enthral the listener.
Having taken stock of the realities and priorities of life, which was particularly drawn to a head by the birth of their child, saw Rue Royale take some time out to reappraise and the release of In Parallel rediscovers the duo ready to take to the road again to deliver music which reflects of their new circumstance.
Chip Away is the fifth of the dozen songs on the album, which is available on bandcamp.
The English theatrical-metal outfit Evil Scarecrow will be releasing the LP Chapter IV: Antartarctica on the 28th.
Their ability to take a standard metal construct and add embellishing flourishes to create music of drama that doesn’t sound self-indulgent marks Evil Scarecrow as a band it is always a pleasure to discover what they are up to at any given point in time.
Red Riding Hood, the second of the ten tracks on the forthcoming album, implies current location being – science-fantasy.
The English rock quartet The Struts will be releasing the LP Young & Dangerous on the 19th of October.
First introduced in 2012, while they have gone on to establish themselves as a well supported outfit, although there have been periods when they appear have forgotten who they are, seemingly confusing life with hype – Bulletproof Baby – the fourth of the bakers dozen tracks on the album – finds their feet once again firmly planted on the ground.