On the 6th the English agit-rock project Yungblud released the LP 21st Century Liability.
Yungblud – Die For The Hype
A roughly thirty five minutes, dozen track, album which has the ability to be simultaneously good time dance whilst also casting scathing commentary of society imploding in to its own self-created abyss.
The English lofi project herbal tea released the single kitchen floor (4am) yesterday.
Introduced as one half of Sleep Radio, Helena Walker, in the guise of herbal tea, is able to trace NREM patterns of the brain in the hazy slowly rotating tracks, of which there are only two.
kitchen floor (4am) (available on bandcamp) initially meanders through the room in threads of guitar and vocal, gradually and almost imperceptibly transitioning to a keys led composition, adding to the muzzy mellowness of the song and a testament to the strength of songwriting in being able to completely change shape and atmosphere in the space of three and two thirds minutes without the listener ever being consciously being aware.
Empire Of The Ants is an England / Malta split alt-rock duo.
Empire Of The Ants
Their latest track to surface The Watchmen – is a brooding measure of sound that rumbles through the room akin to a menacing dystopian presence of ill-will.
It will come as no surprise to regular readers of the site that there is not a shred of a possibility that I would not highly recommend this being immediately to the ‘essential songs’ playlist, given the listener gets the sense that they are invited to strum the bass guitar as it is possible to see the strings poking out of the speakers they are that slack, oh and the rest of the track isn’t too bad either.
Empire Of The Ants are a duo I look forward to hearing much more of in short order and trust that they will turn out to be long stayers.
The English blues-rocker Dave Hanson is working towards a new LP.
Dave Hanson – photo credit – @s.l.rhodes
A new song form the forthcoming album, It’s In Our Hands, surfaced yesterday.
Opening with what appears to be heading towards some militarist triumphalist parade, the track soon veers off in to an immersive soul-blues-soaked rock’n’roll track that finds the listener stomping alongside in delight.
It was almost a year ago that the English glo-wave project Cat Ma last featured.
The newest track to surface – Strangeways Here We Come – came out yesterday is of very different demeanour with its slippery slidey keys that buttresses a chalked hopscotch beat and dry vocal in a margin under three and a half minutes of infectious delight which finds the listener skipping around the room with broad grin on their face.