Muttering Oaks – #4 – Audio

The US funk-rock project of Pat Deeney – Muttering Oaks – releases the LP Something About Sunsets on the 2nd of March.

Muttering Oaks

Muttering Oaks

The first track to surface from the album, #4, was revealed last week. A winding cohesion of a soaring and swooping guitar blended around the vocal in a song tipped with latin dance and southern blues which finds the body accompanying the rhythm.

social media page

Join Emerging Indie Bands on Twitter for more release news.

Karate Chop, Silence – Insanity – Audio

Karate Chop, Silence is a US funk-rock band.

Karate Chop, Silence

Karate Chop, Silence

Brushes dipped in keys, bass, guitars, drum and vocal allow Karate Chop, Silence to paint the room in in trippy washes of colour in which the audience can be discovered swooping around in paint spattered free-expression dance-moves.

Their début, roughly thirty seven minutes LP – NO MSG – that is available on bandcamp is highlighted by the middle song Insanity.

social media page

For more of the best developing bands from around the world – join Emerging Indie Bands on Google+.

United Power Soul – Peace Sign – Audio

The Canadian funk-rock outfit United Power Soul release their début LP, Moving Fast 4 U, on the 31st.

United Power Soul

United Power Soul

With roots firmly ensconced in RnB and Soul, United Power Soul take the listener on a journey of deep grooves and funky highlights through the eight track album, which is available on bandcamp.

The LP, for me, is elevated by the inclusion of the dancehall antepenultimate track – Peace Sign.

website

Join Emerging Indie Bands on Facebook for more release news.

Blurred Out – Modern Waves – Single Review

The US funk-rock quartet Blurred Out released the single Modern Waves on the 9th.

Blurred Out - Modern Waves

Blurred Out

With a different soundtrack to their last feature which had a hazy shimmer, Modern Waves (available on bandcamp) is a more jangular composition with the active bass / percussion combination licking up a fair old tempo with glittering guitar giving the song a jazzy-feel while a softened vocal rounds out the sharper edges while adding a layer of warmth.

Modern Waves has something of a retrospective feel to it which is perhaps apposite as the construct of the song being based on a relative who had Alzheimer’s and hence fragmented recollections of a lifetime of memories.

For more release reviews join Emerging Indie Bands on Facebook.

Flare Voyant – Empty Soul – Audio

Flare Voyant is a funk-rock quartet based in England.

Flare Voyant

Flare Voyant

Drawing on their multicultural roots Flare Voyant deliver music which is a melting pot of different contexts and rhythms which they, like alchemists, turn in to 24ct gold.

The songs have a jazz influenced angularity, which darts through the ears, interlaced by soul grooves giving a flowing underlay to the sharply cut chords and the longer the audience listens the more the sense of the progressive-psychedelia that holds the mind in its grip becomes evident.

From their latest release their eponymous five track EP – the penultimate – Empty Soul.

social media page

Flare Voyant – EP – Flare Voyant is available on iTunes.*

Join Emerging Indie Bands on Twitter for more bands from around the globe.

*Purchases made through the iTunes link will result in Emerging Indie Bands earning a commission.