The English electro-rock quintet Alberteen release the two track single Hey Joe! on the 28th.
The A side and title of the single is not, as those of my thought may immediately ponder a reference to Hey Joe by Captain Sensible on the LP Wargasm, rather a literary note to the English playwright Joe Orton.
Though as you will have rightly assumed by the article title my pick of the release is the B side – Post-Human and therefore the mention of the Captain Sensible song makes far more sense as the calm synthesis gently blowing the ears with a teasing warmth breath within the context of the dystopian landscape of the song bears strong symmetry.
The English electro-rock project Tayne is finalising details for the LP Breathe, due for release later this year.
A couple of songs have surfaced from the album, the most recent – Alive – quite different to the other, more glazed-synth Sacrifice.
Alive is a track that stirs the speakers in to life as an opening credit of rock derived guitar bludgeons its way in to the room, to be joined initially by an angular glitch which transmutes in to a sloshing triphop synthesis prior to everything exploding in to its various individual constituent elements – creating an aural firework display with the, in juxtaposition to the song title and narrative, glumpy vocal forming a defining bridge between the disparate ingredients.
Nemra is a band which has quickly become a staple on the site and this time around a song, which they have not got around to releasing as a recording and only revealed acoustically as a demo, though known to their live audience was recently captured in live performance – Daisy.
The US electro-rock project Hemmit released the LP One Ultra yesterday.
Better known as the duo of Adam Rohosy and Keith Fleming on this occasion the album (available on bandcamp) is the solo work of Keith (the erstwhile drummer), not that you would know it on hitting play as the multilayered tracks of instrumentation, drum, electronica and vocal spin through the ears finding the listener strutting through the room striking chords on their own air guitar.
My pick of the release being the opener – Friends.
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.