The Attics – Ultramarine – Single Review

The Australian indie quartet The Attics released the single Ultramine on the 6th.

The Attics

The Attics

Dipping spoons into trippy rock, indie dance and dreamwave rather than coming up with a recipe that satiates no-one The Attics are able, in Ultramine (available on bandcamp), to create a margin under three minutes of music which suits the diaspora of palates they invite to their table.

Fleet of foot on entering the room the track is able to to switch pace in swooping movements that affords a creamy consistency, while a pitching guitar gives the light headed mood through which the skippy beat of percussion proffers the lead to the dance-floor with the vocal centering the overall sound.

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The Vedettes – Silver – Single Review

The English indie quintet The Vedettes, having played their first live performance on the 12th released their début single – Silver – on the 24th.

The Vedettes

The Vedettes

I suppose, fairly typically of me, that with only two songs around I would find myself drawn more to the unreleased demo rather than the song that made the cut – however both demonstrate something slightly different.



The unreleased song Get Up is a compacted pacey composition that fires sharp punches out of the speakers.

The song that has been released – Silver – opens with an echoing guitar accompanied by thudding percussion prior to flowering in to a breezy indie-dance track of classic construct. A powerful and precise performance on drum-kit gives the song a beefy spine while the guitars and bass fade to support a spotlight on the voice, an extended bridge, which sees out the track once again affords instrumentation and in particular guitar an opportunity to shine.

Underpinning the mainstream sounds of Silver lay some players with self-evidently expressive talent and I wish The Vedettes every success in finding a means to allow those abilities to shine through and afford the quintet a point of difference in a style of music that is, otherwise, a crowded market place.

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Dantevilles – It Might Be Tomorrow – Audio

The English indie quartet Dantevilles will be releasing their eponymous EP on the 11th of May.

Dantevilles - It Might Be Tomorrow

Dantevilles

From the forthcoming release – It Might Be Tomorrow (released as a stand alone single on the 2nd) – is an easy moment indie-dance track, which when considered against the other single that has appeared from the EP Blackjack, a song of indie-rock texture, intimates of an EP for connoisseurs of all things indie, whilst, equally having more than enough in different ideas to captivate those of us with eclectic musical taste.

It Might Be Tomorrow – Dantevilles is available on iTunes.*

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Marsicans – Wake Up Freya – Single Review

The English indie quartet Marsicans released the single Wake Up Freya on the 9th.

Marsicans - photo credit - Jake Haseldine

Marsicans – photo credit – Jake Haseldine

Another band who seem to appear on the site only once a year having first featured in 2016.



The new single identifies a year spent well with Wake Up Freya being their, to my mind, most intricate song thus far released.

There is a gentle timorous frailty of vocal which threads through the composition affording the theme its central pivot seeking to narrate tentative advice to a new-born whilst self-doubting the counselling provided as the building layers of instrumentation afford a guarding layer of protection and caring support in to which the listener is invited to join arms.

Marsicans will be embarking on a six stop England, Scotland tour next month:

1st of March – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
2nd of March – London, Borderline
3rd of March – Bristol, Louisiana
7th of March – Glasgow, Garage (Attic)
8th of March – Manchester, Deaf Institute
10th of March – Leeds, Church

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Sugarmen – Central Line – Video

The English indie quartet Sugarmen released the LP Live Freaks on the 10th.

Sugarmen - Central Line

Sugarmen – Central Line

A nine track release recorded live in Sheffield (England) – the mod tinctured second song – Central Line – zings through the room in soaring temperament which finds the listener, even if they were not at the gig, stamping around their own venue with arms raised aloft and feet hitting the ground with enough force to immediately rebound skywards.

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