The synthwave quartet of Ellie Linden, Kim, Patrik and Didrik from Oslo in Norway who form the band Das Body will be releasing their eponymous EP on the 28th.
Das Body – photo by Hsiang Hsiang Wang
Soaked in ’80s synth influences Das Boot create music that has a drifting melancholia which weaves through tracks that reflect of both the upbeat spirit of their home town, while anchored in the lesser well perceived introspective air of a city with globally common issues of stark social divide.
The second of the four tracks on the EP, which is available on bandcamp is Know My Name.
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Their music is always soaked in retrospective roots whilst of varied source material.
Wherever they are pointing their toes Samana Rising are able to deliver their own twist to the blend with the two deft guitars being able to switch seamlessly from echoing rhythm and blues through country-americana and on to brit-blues – the fulcrum of the most recent song – Dizzy which was released on the 10th – with the equally capable vocals bending from soul ballad to gutsy rock’n’roll and on to husky left-bank café Parisienne – yet never becoming misty eyed, nor ever loosing the audience along the way.
The Norwegian funky-sludge trio Sauropod released the single I Know Where You’ve Been a few hours ago.
Sauropod – photo credit Philippe Guihéneuf
The slapped strings surface in to the room in splodges of mud in to which the listener dives head first, while the off beat of the track gives the song their signature swaggering funky vibe as the vocal flashes through the room akin to a lighthouse lamp as it snaps in and out of focus with the resonating deep tones of I Know Where You’ve Been rattling the speakers off their anchors rounding out a song that bears immediate replay to fully enjoy the range of the dynamics of frequencies within its two hundred and seventeen seconds duration.
The Norwegian indie-rock trio Kalifornia are set to release their debut LP Views From The Coast on the 13th of April.
The latest track to surface from the album – Dear Diane – is an intriguing mix of indie-dance and heavy-rock that has a scruffy coat in to which the listener finds themselves reaching for air-guitar, whilst simultaneously chanting along with the good time vocal, yet never becoming uncomfortable with either.