The Australian melancholic-rocker Alex Cameron releases the LP Forced Witness on the 8th of September.
A ten track album (available on bandcamp) which contemplates, in damning indictment, of a world where far too many want to merely capture things to share with their disconnected silos of connectivity in pursuit of ‘likes’ of what they are witnessing, rather than becoming involved in anything at all other than a passive commentator of dissociation whilst bemoaning of their own self-perceived undeserved paucity of life.
The first track to surface and the opener on Forced Witness is Candy May.
The US melancholic-rock quintet Foxholes released their eponymous LP on the 26th.
Solidly scored and equally deftly delivered tracks mark the sound of Foxholes who create music in which the listener has a feeling of confidence in as the well structured and layered songs float around the room.
The compositions thread the multiple guitars through each other in intricate patterns which enables them to provide both the grounding and expansiveness with percussion chivying along the pace as bass compacts loose ends whilst vocal is able to confidently lead the way.
The ten track album (available on bandcamp) is a well formulated collections of songs, my pick of which is the 5th – 34.
The US melancholic-rock quartet Saint Augustine release the LP Lost Two Days on the 1st of June.
Unhurried tracks float in to the room on the wings of reverberating guitar chords, which seem to melt the steel in the strings, while bass and percussion weigh the tracks with their sadness which is further compounded through the emotionally laden vocal.
Whilst reaching for a handkerchief to dry the eyes the listener also feels a catharsis through the drifting layers of sound.
The ten track album (available on bandcamp) is well worth adding to the collection as the players demonstrate their ability to write and deliver emotionally charged music. My selection from the release is the third Right Way Down.
Even on a very sunny day Tin Men would cast a shadow over the sun as the intoxicating registry of darkness cloaks the listener in hypnotic layers of synth and guitar with scattered percussion glimpsed through the room as the seductive vocal entices the listener closer to the speakers.
There are rumours that The Girl Who Cried Wolf are planning to release an LP next year, with Tin Men pencilled in as being part of the album. The only sadness is that is now only April, so until more is uncovered Tin Men will have to serve as a taster to what is in store.
On the 10th of April the Canadian melancholic-rock project Twilight Fields will be releasing the LP Consolamentum.
Twilight Fields – Consolamentum – artwork
The eleven track album (available on bandcamp) contemplates of the disappointments and sorrows of life, whilst simultaneously reflecting on how those low moments can often resolve to an indomitable and optimistic outlook.