The rock’n’roll quintet Jointpop from Trinidad and Tobago will be releasing the LP FROM TRINIDAD...WITH LOVE on the 1st of May.
The first track to surface from the album (which is available on bandcamp), the second of the eleven – Amplify – is of quite different root-stock than music of theirs featured over the years with the synth playing a far more prominent role and creating a song that minds of early ’80s synthpop.
It will be interesting to discover if Amplify is an outlier or the fulcrum for FROM TRINIDAD...WITH LOVE.
TS Idiot is the retro-rock project of Terence Sheehan from the USA.
With just one release, the ten track LP Lay L.A. (available on bandcamp) those of longer reach in music derivations will immediately grab hold of The Kinks reference point as TS Idiot unashamedly takes reference to ’60s British rock and roll and far from sounding like a pastiche is able to surface with new ideas of similar warming analogue recording technique much akin to the Trinidad and Tobago band Jointpop with similar reference point who regularly feature – with quite similar vocal expression.
By means of an introduction to a roughly twenty six minutes LP and the musical creativity of TS Idiot – the opening and title track Lay L.A..