The US gaze-rock quartet Kyle & The Pity Party will be releasing the EP Home tomorrow.
Kyle & The Pity Party
The first song to surface from the four track EP, which is available as a stand alone single on bandcamp – My Car – floats through the room in washes of blurry reverb and expansive echo which cloaks the room in a slowly drifting mist as the composition surfaces from the speakers as though filtered through voile whilst a dreamy vocal gently massages the tensor tympani.
Palma Louca is a relatively new five piece gaze-rock quintet from England.
Getting together last year Palma Louca released their début single – Disparity – last week.
The deployment of three six string guitars could lead to an anticipation of volume and ferocity though such thoughts would be heading in to the wrong direction altogether as even with the addition of bass and percussion and volume turned up as far as it will advance the speakers merely ripple as Palma Louca deliver their mesmerising compositions.
Disparity winds through the room in beguiling flows of interweaving guitars that filter through the ears as though an apparition, discernible yet intangible, and no matter which set of dynamic range is set on the amplifier the notes and chords will always dissipate just out of reach. The bass and percussion afford the song its shaded outline while an echoed vocal floats in its own misty gauze.
For now, if you happen to be in and around Newcastle Upon Tyne I suggest spending time in their company as they appear sporadically on-stage – to be a memory to relay in the years to come as by then, if justice be served, the international stadium tickets will not only be too pricey but also too inaccessible.
Andrew Goldring is a haze-rock project from the USA.
Like a mirage shimmering over the horizon the latest track to surface – Lost In The Motion – fills the room with an entrancing mellow flow of gazey delayed guitar, dreamy vocal, subtle effects and a percussion which holds the composition steady on its course.
Lost In Motion (available on bandcamp) is a song that is best approached whilst laying back with closed eyes – to allow the gently undulating composition to slow down the neurons firing around the brain resulting in the listener emerging, some, two hundred and sixty two seconds later feeling they have received a massage which has untied all the hassle induced knotted muscles of daily life.
On the 18th of September the Australian gaze-rock quintet Beaches will be releasing the LP Second Of Spring.
Having been around for more than five minutes, which is immediately evident in their self assured compositions, Beaches are able to instil a sense of confidence which the listener can immediately feel is trustworthy as their hallucinogenic-laced music breezes through the room. Given this day and age of mutual-distrust, this in no mean feat, particularly as the audience is met with a potential overdose of something in a random glass offered at the bar – in the seventeen track album (available on bandcamp).
All you need to do prior to hitting play is hush out all the outside noise before opening the eleventh song – When You Are Gone – and you will be transported on trippy flight that is not one of red-eyed dragons spitting fire rather a luxuriant magic carpet from which the mind is in no hurry to leave behind.