The US dreamsynth project of Marley Ferguson – FADE – releases the four track EP Fall In Love on the 12th of October.
FADE – photo by Stephanie Berezecky
The title track, which was revealed on the 8th, features an analogue synth that slowly washes through the room creating an entrancing canvas on which the mesmerising vocal weaves delicate brush strokes as it gently and calmly reveals its powerful presence, akin to the tensile strength of a spiders silken threaded web glistening in a sunlit morning dew.
The Australian rock band Tragic Earth were introduced in 2014.
Having spent time honing their skills through regular live performance and recording sessions they are deservedly gaining ever stronger traction.
During their tour of of Malaysia they headed into Greenhouse Studios, Kuala Lumpur in July and recorded a new song Black Skies and Butterflies which will be made available digitally later in the year packaged with two additional tracks – Fade and Stumbelina both of which recorded live whilst still in Kuala Lumpur.
Cold Ocean Lies is the Brit-gaze quartet of Luke Marvin, Arran Bick, Harry Lehmann and Luke Brickett Haycock from Lichfield in England.
Cold Ocean Lies
Distortion, echo and reverb surround a ’90s brit-pop spine allowing Cold Ocean Lies to offer music which harks of the familiar, whilst heading to territories new. There is a solid rock base to the sounds which are embellished with flourishes of gothic architecture and luxurious shimmers of guitar which capture the attention, this is all overlaid with a vocal that gives it the ’90s reference point.
The combinations work well, allowing Cold Ocean Lies to create compositions with plenty of eddies of attraction, without it ever straying into the self-indulgent as the bass / percussion keeps the material tightly knitted.
Having only had the opportunity to hear three of their songs, all of which approached from different angles, it will be interesting to find out how things develop longer term, for now a more than satisfactory clutch of tunes and given their expanding live performance circuit it shouldn’t be long before Cold Ocean Lies gain greater traction.
I look forward to hearing more. Whilst Cold Ocean Lies have released a two track single The Game, fairly typically of me, I have selected as the song to introduce them, the only one of the three that didn’t make the cut onto the release.