The English garage rock quartet Neurotic Fiction will be releasing the LP Pulp Music on the 16th.
Neurotic Fiction – Photo by Luke Penny
A not inappropriate name for the band as they feature the upper registers of the guitar giving the tracks something of panicked air which is laid against a contrasting silken voice giving the compositions both a graceful floating sweep and sense of wariness of imaginary hidden dangers up ahead.
The second of the ten tracks on the album (which is available on bandcamp) is Collateral – a song that hurtles through the room in a blurry flurry.
Their music has a sublimating delayed echo which gives the compositions a luxurious depth that minds of walking barefoot over a thick pile soft carpet, giving the songs a dreamy allure in which the listener becomes fully immersed.
In the newest single – My Love Is Real -, which came out earlier in the month, the relaxing ebb and flow of the guitar washes around the listener while the subdued manner of vocal, bass and barely ripple, yet, despite the gentle frame of the track the multifarious layers afford the song a compelling and hypnotic presence.
The South African garage rocker Elle E releases the LP Etiquette on the 21st.
Casting a scornful look at the mores of societal construct Elle E delivers, in Etiquette (available on bandcamp), a sardonic, sarcastic, sideswipe at the self-satisfied smugness of suburban lifestyle.
A project that has build a momentum of its own without any initial expectation other than a means to exorcise frustrations with the world around, Elle E has found a ready and enthusiastic audience which can only be enhanced by the eight track album.
An LP I highly recommend grabbing hold of and enjoy from first note to last – making the opener – London Paris New York Berlin – which minds of The Chiffons, as good a place to start as any.
The Australian garage rock duo The Gooch Palms released their latest single Marfa Lights on the 30th of August.
The Gooch Palms
It is of little surprise their audience continues to burgeon as their good-time rock shimmers through the speakers and showers over the listener making the world seem a better place.
Securing both their own headline tours and support tours across Australia it is long over due their schedule was expanded to regular international appearances. The new single, Marfa Lights, with its buzzing static electricity can only but help to raise their profile further.