It was back at the tail end of 2015 that the Croatian rock band Media Stres last featured.
Having spent time developing their live presence it is good to discover Media Stres have found time to record new material.
Previously a trio now a quartet with the addition of Arian Peharda adding a second guitar, Media Stres have been able to create a richer sound as is evidenced in their most recent track, Pi, which was released on the 14th.
The Croatian alt-rock trio The Moose Rush release the LP Don’t Pick Your Noise later in the year.
Them Moose Rush
From the forthcoming album – Radio Violence – is a less angular sound than much of their material previously featured with a growling backbone that rails against the propagandised normalisation of oppression through mind-numbing mundanity.
Well ripped muscle-tone confidently strides in to the room as Mind Zoo combine a soupçon of metal with grumbling rock, which they wield with a controlled pose as the two guitars steer the sound across broad landscapes whilst simultaneously being tightly tethered by precision drumming and throbbing bass, through which a more than capable vocal is able to flex between sweeping breaths and growling larynx.
With only three songs that I have been able to hear, which came in the form of the triple track single Temple Of The Heart (available on bandcamp), Mind Zoo are a band I look forward to hearing more of in short order.
The latest track is the just under three and two third minutes Long Shots – which announces itself with repeating scales of electronic-bells akin to a campanologist on an outing to towers anew, prior to dissolving like sugar in a hot cup of coffee and reappearing as the sweetener to the ebb and flow of synths and muted vocal and the listener lays ensconced in the deep pile carpet of the composition which alluringly divides itself in to distinctive chapters.