The quartet of Vladimir (Vocals), Michal (Guitar), Luděk (Guitar) and Vitys (Drums) who form the death metal band Fleshless, from Děčín (Czech Republic), released the LP Doomed on the 15th.
An eleven track album (available on bandcamp) which finds a point of differentiation in a crowded genre by paring back the growling vocal from the spotlight to the footlights which enables the interplay of frenetic percussion to interplay with the foiling guitars to take centre stage thereby giving the music a more balanced and expressive foothold.
Latimer House based in Prague in the Czech Republic is an indie-rock outfit comprising Joe Cook (Guitar / Vocals), Anar Yusufov (Keyboard / Vocals), Mike Jetton (Bass) and George Kominek (drums).
An immediate lifting of the mood is palpable as Latimer House swirl around the room with their lightly textured sounds. The quirky material reminds me of the many reasons to be cheerful as the quartet deliver highly effective unpretentious music that can’t help but raise a smile.
Combining influences both geographically and time-wise, Latimer House, whose players come from England, The USA, Canada and Azerbaijan enables them to provide sounds which transcend specific boundaries. Whilst the music is fleet of foot, the lyrics are of darker subjects and this combination enables the listener to gain much from the experience of sharing their company. The tracks are straight recordings with no fancy production techniques, which gives them a warming texture and enables those who don’t have the opportunity to see them live, feel that the music is a personal delivery, not a dispassionate mix of digital techniques.
As regular readers will know I spend more time falling out with PR firms that giving them credit, however, for a change – if you are in a band. Blue Soap Music is a new PR firm to me and by the quality of their introductions thus far, which provides plenty of information combined with a fascinating roster of bands from around the world, they are a firm I recommend making contact with if you are after effective PR hence three bands posted in the past thirty-three hours, two of which have been full band reviews.