After a quiet year the English alt-rock quartet The Everglows return with a new song.
Those who have followed the articles about The Everglows over the years will have noticed the introduction mentioning a ‘quartet’ and not a ‘trio’ it has partly been for this reason that they have been a little quiet whilst they bed-in the new and additional member of the band – Jamie Burridge on bass – and immediately on hitting play the difference is noticeable.
Here I Go Again has both a greater texture, having enabled Steve Perkins to switch from bass to add a second guitar which enables the music to take a wider angle, which in turn has given the bass a greater contrast and thereby adding resonance to the structuring of the composition. I look forward to hearing more from The Everglows in 2018 with this expanded line-up.
The English alt-rock duo Henryetta are working towards their début EP.
Their first reveal Bite Your Tongue snaffles out of the speakers akin to an infestation of cockroaches feeding on whatever lays in their path.
Those new to the site may take away from that introduction that is not a thumbs up of support, longer stay readers will have other thoughts and be aware that I am suggesting by the imagery this is something with which to get down and dirty and play very loudly as the eighteen knees scrabble in to darkest corners whilst crawling over the listener along the journey.
Henryetta are able to deliver music that merges synths, guitar, drums and vocal which has a translucency of outer-shell whilst beneath it lays a carrion feeder of insatiable appetite.
The English rock trio Everafter revealed the track Over You Tonight on the 11th.
Continuing with their tendency to create a slightly new sound with each track – Over You Tonight – takes the listener to ’70s brit-rock with a heavy drum-kit rumbling through the song and sharply struck guitar switching spotlight with a slowly pedalled bass-line as the gravelled vocal gives the composition its essential earthy ragged edges.
Formed at the tail end of last year, with their first gig in April this, they released their début EP – Faraway – this month.
Although not having played as a unit for long JSP is made up of a group of experienced musicians, which is self-evident in the four songs on the EP as, there is a confidence and ability that attests of a band who know what they are about whilst being equipped with the songwriting skills and musical prowess to be able to deliver their vision.
The audience is immediately struck by the influences of both ’70s heavy-rock and Factory Records releases of the ’80s with the music flowing through the room as though carried on drifting smoke whilst JSP build layers of interweaving texturing to the unhurried compositions in to which the listener finds their pulse slows to match the pacing.