King In The Belly – Intimate Strangers – Single Review

The Brazil based trippy-rock quartet King In The Belly released the single Intimate Strangers on the 4th.

King In The Belly

King In The Belly

The combination of three Brazilians and one Australian enable the quartet to deliver music which has a difference of sound and wide ranging ideas, with Intimate Strangers drawing deeply from the well of  ’70s psychedelia.

Though only getting in to gear last year four previous singles and plans for an LP this – evidence of a group of musicians keen to get fully up to speed and a quartet I look forward to hearing more fromm in short order.

Whilst developing their own opportunities around Santa Rita do Sapucaí, where they are based, they are also working with other regional and national bands to bring live music to the area through ‘back yard sessions’ which are in essence mini DIY festivals.

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SPOD – Day In The Sun – Audio

The Australian alt-electro project SPOD releases the LP Adult Fantasy in August.

SPOD

SPOD

The album will be adding to the extensive catalogue of material which, although never taking itself too seriously, is always able to add to any party moment with its delightful subdued lofidelity analogue synths and zingy beats.

The first song to surface from the LP – Day In The Sun – spreads a summery vibe that palpably warms the room and will be released as a standalone single on the 20th.

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Rachel Caddy – Reach For You – Single Review

The Australian melancholic-folk creator Rachel Caddy released the single Reach For You on the 30th of March.

Rachel Caddy

Rachel Caddy

The room fills with a haunting ambience as Reach For You (available on bandcamp) circles the listener.

The opening scene is set by the isolated vocal pealing through the ears in a fragile exposition, prior to tenderly laid instrumentation accompanying the expressive vocal in a song that unexpectedly builds in resilience and tempo as it builds to a cathartic crescendo, prior to drifting back in to quiet isolation.

Rachel Caddy posses both an extraordinarily capable voice as well as the ability to write and deliver immersive compositions and is a musician I look forward to hearing much more of over the coming years.

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hedfog – OK – Audio

The Australian electro-lofi project hedfog releases the EP the space between us on the 1st of April.

hedfog

hedfog

On hitting play the listener is taken to a munificence of retrospective analogue electronica and one, if a longer stay reader, is immediately transported to the Mediterranean with recollection of the two Maltese bands – The Shh and Bark Bark Bark Disco.

A five track release (available on bandcamp) that is the perfect antidote to a fraught day with its luxurious warming tones that settle the pace of the mind. My pick of the release being the opener OK.

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Angie McMahon – Missing Me – Single Review

The Australian gritty-blues creator Angie McMahon released the single Missing Me on the 26th.

Angie McMahon

Angie McMahon

A sumptuous vocal is joined by a scratched guitar minding of gnarly wind blowing through a plain scattering tumbleweed over dust, leading the audience to take shelter in the nearby ramshackle saloon bar only to discover they have entered the most gracious hostelry they have ever wandered in to and after an afternoon of settling in comfort with the companionship reluctantly realising they do have to depart only to retain the memory forever in their mind.

I look forward to supping more whisky in a lonely spot with a sawdust floor somewhere on the road with Angie McMahon in the future – as correctly posited – I am already missing you.

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