The English British-Blues duo Leontas released the two track single Rhythm + Blues yesterday.
Leontas – photo credit @jinnypark_photography
Leontas create music which is unashamedly steeped in the roots of ’60s rock, delivering music that no matter how loudly played can always sustain more as the gnarly riffs knot through the room on the back of a thumping drum-kit and rounded by a more than able vocal.
By way of an introduction the title track and opener of yesterdays release – Rhythm + Blues.
The English electro-rock project Tayne was introduced earlier in the year.
Details of the LP – Breathe – are more solidified than they were in April with the album set for release in October.
A new track from the LP – Haunted – was released on the 5th and once again generates a looming darkness in to the ears, which signposts of an album which will be one to add to the collection on release.
A tad late to this as the release came out on the 29th of June, my apologies to one and all.
Parasite has a moody broodiness about it that looms through the room fed through the pulsing bass, while the rotations of the guitars gives the song a cinematic perspicacity that is matched by an equally capable voice with percussion providing the musculature to the composition.
I would find it unsurprising if Fossway were to become far more widely known in short order.
On the 30th they will be releasing their latest single Mere Mortal – a track that takes the listener back to Sheffield in the late ’70s and early ’80s – which is somehow appropriate given that one half of the duo is from Sheffield. Once again rather than sounding a pastiche of what has gone before From Apes To Angels are able turn the retrospective references in to a song which is suitably attired for today, with its busier tempo.
Word also arrives that this year has more to come, with possibilities of further collaborations, more singles and the possibility of an EP or LP – I look forward to firming up on news.
The English alt-rock trio The Archive are planning for the release of their début EP in short order.
A relatively new outfit with only two tracks around, a month or so apart, of different flavour. The most recent, which surfaced on the 3rd is immeasurably stronger than their first reveal.
The melancholic, emoesque Forever, akin to a business of flies, fills the room with an ever more distorted, buzzing waves of sound as it breaks down and recomposes through the approaching three minutes journey.
On the back of this track I look forward to hearing much more of The Archive, in this vein of composition, in short order.