Chris Kelly & Nicole Gibson is a Canadian indie-synth quintet who revealed the single Swim To You on the 20th which will be on a forthcoming EP.
Chris Kelly and Nicole Gibson – photo credit May Hunter McMartin
Today, as I type, it is a warm and bright summers day and somehow Swim To You minds me that it would be opportune to make a few calls and see who is available to head out for an alfresco party.
While easy on the ears, in Swim To You, Chris Kelly & Nicole Gibson are able to retain attention with luxurious harmonised vocal and a synth which meanders in to a piano, violin and a double bass, completed by mellowed guitar, burbling brook bass and silky percussion creating a song of many hues of colour.
The indie-synth quintet The Opera Comic, from England, are planning to release the four track EP A Distant Now in September.
The Opera Comic
The first song to be revealed from the EP, which is also the first track on A Distant Now, What Have We Done?, was made available as a standalone single on the 20th.
The almost four and a half-minutes composition encompasses synthwave from the ’70s to the ’10s giving the song simultaneously a retrospective air and a current ebb and flow in which the listener finds themselves bathed by warming tones of hazy keys, punching percussion, driving guitar, a bass that gives the music ballast rounded by an expansive and sympathetic vocal.
The US indie-synth band Tremor Low released the LP VOLUME on the 30th of May.
Transporting the listener back to early ’80s new romanticism Tremor Low deliver music of infectious warmth as the blends of a spiralling dreamy synth combines with the punctilious instrumentation threaded by a far reaching expansive vocal.
Best listen to with a smoke machine blowing and reflective spotlights flickering in syncopation – the third track of the seven and one remix on the album (available on bandcamp) is Earthquake.
The Danish indie-synth band The House are finalising details for the release of the LP – Friendly Fire.
The first track to surface from the album – the title Friendly Fire, which was also made available as a stand alone single on the 2nd finds The House delivering a song with greater spotlight on the synths than much of their music previously featured, which consequently has enabled them to generate a track of atmospheric layering in which the listener can explore the range of frequencies surfacing from the speakers in a song that has a vaguely Ultravox referenced feel.
The English indie-synth band Rich List released the LP Hold Your Forked Tongue yesterday.
There is a melancholic undertow to the ten track album as electronica sweeps through the room in expanding gentle waves while instrumentation provides the darkening shadows topped by an emotional vocal that is able to capture and express the layers of the tracks.