It has been a few years since the English retro-rock band The Newds last featured.
Their latest song to appear Drawing A Line, which came out earlier in the month, takes them in to the late ’70s rather than from their more normal sphere of influence of a decade earlier, with a tautly coiled composition that minds of a cat readying its muscles to lithely pounce.
The alt-rock band Dom Clark Trio from England released a new track on the 17th.
Dom Clark Trio
Just over a year in to existence the trio, quite rightly, are still setting out their stall and defining their sound with the music revealed thus far being of varied texture though always of jazzy-interface with trumpet fusing in to the songs.
This necessarily means there is an element of pick and mix about the material, some flavours not being to taste others being sumptuous repast – with Old Soldiers and its off-beat trotting around the ears being of some considerable delight and well worth adding to the playlist of ‘music to nullify a frown’.
I look forward to hearing more by Dom Clark Trio in due course.
The English rock band Mellor has become something of a staple on the site, with their no-nonsense rock’n’roll since being introduced in 2016.
The newest song to surface – Safe Word – which is due for release on the 18th of August – is once again an exemplar of the art of rock, merely requiring the listener to clear space in which to dance and then to turn up the volume prior to hitting play.
This is the third single to have been revealed this year and whilst the frequency of new material is extremely welcome – I am looking forward to all the songs (and more) being scooped up in to one package.
JEPH is a relatively new indie-gaze quartet from England.
I have been able to listen to a handful of songs, the most recent of which Hey Baby surfaced on Friday.
JEPH create music of a summery-vibe with a vaguely trippy feel while underpinned by a dexterity of hand as the quartet are able to pull from three different voices and two six string guitars to create an amalgam of sound and while each song has a similarity of flavour they are all in their own way very different, making for an outfit I look forward to hearing more from in short order.
The English synthwave duo LiiN released the LP Users on the 15th.
Their merge of analogue synths and instrumentation makes for music which has a fuzzy hum that glows like a valve, emitting a palpable warmth, while also the sharp elbows of glitchy hissing dig in to the ribs giving the songs their variance of texturing.
The bakers dozen, roughly fifty minutes, track LP (available on bandcamp) can be enjoyed, equally, as a one stop night in with a few friends or each track individually popped like bubble wrap.
By way of a reminder of their sound, the appropriately named six and a quarter minutes closer – Cassiopeia.