CoCo And The Butterfields – Monsters – Video

It has been heading towards two years since the English mellowed-rock outfit CoCo And The Butterfields last featured.

CoCo And The Butterfields - Monsters

CoCo And The Butterfields

The newest track, Monsters, from their next and soon to be released EP, which is also available as a standalone single, finds CoCo And The Butterfields in quite different territory to music of theirs I have previously heard. Though still drawn from folk traditions, the celtic tones have softened to be replaced by soft-brush balladeer. Whilst now minding more of music to be savoured at a summer-fête than a summer festival, the material remains accessible and welcoming of all.

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Fragile Creatures – Monsters – Single Review

The English alt-rock quintet Fragile Creatures surfaced with a new track within the past couple of hours.

Fragile Creatures - Monster

Fragile Creatures

Monsters has a tauter grip on the reigns than their previous material in a song which launches itself across the room like a steel ball in a bagatelle table.

The listener becomes captivated in the opening unbending dampened guitar strings as a slowly surfacing analogue synth provides a warmth and depth as though interwoven with the guitar. As the track develops the more slackly strung second guitar combines with the electronics giving the piece an intriguing process of evolution whilst a drum-kit with skins held fast enough to break one of the wrist or stick if hammered harder maintains the sharpness of delivery and bass stays as a weighing anchor – easy to miss – though intrinsic to the tad under three and a sixth minutes song.

On the basis of the development of composition arrangement over the past nine months – I look forward with eagerness to what comes next.

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