The quartet of Rory, Jay, Luke and Wes from Melbourne in Australia who form the garage band Diana Radar released the single Growing on the 13th.
A track best enjoyed with a beer in a crowded bar, as the quartet deliver their good time rock’n’roll, which brightens the day by its very presence.
The bright guitars sparkle through the song, like a sequined dress, as the high pitches flicker through the ears, while the drum, which plays on tautly strung skins adds to the sharpness of the architecture which in turn affords space and time for the laid-back bass and sliding vocal to create the infectious dynamism of Growing.
The Wales based alt-rockers Estrons will be releasing the LP You Say I’m Not Enough, I Say You’re Too Much on the 5th of October.
Since their introduction in 2015, Estrons have always been a delight to feature, most specifically for the bulging bass strings that can be seen poking through the speakers and Body, the fifth of the ten tracks on the album, maintains the continuity.
A track which captures the raw energy of the band as in addition to the bass, burrowing guitar, stomping bass and intensity of vocal pour in to room infecting the listener with a refreshed verve for the day.
Supporting the release of the album Estrons are touring through to December.
Thu 20 Sep 2018 V11 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fri 21 Sep 2018 Psycho in Mind Festival 2018 Tilburg, Netherlands
Sat 22 Sep 2018 Reeperbahn Festival 2018 Hamburg, Germany
Sun 23 Sep 2018 Maze Berlin, Germany
Sat 06 Oct 2018 DIALS 2018 Portsmouth, UK
Sat 13 Oct 2018 Twisterella Festival 2018 Middlesbrough, UK
Sun 14 Oct 2018 Llanelli Library Llanelli, UK
Thu 01 Nov 2018 Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen Leeds, UK
Fri 02 Nov 2018 King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Glasgow, UK
Sat 03 Nov 2018 Think Tank? Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Wed 07 Nov 2018 Soup Kitchen Manchester, UK
Thu 08 Nov 2018 The Louisiana Bristol, UK
Fri 09 Nov 2018 The Bodega Social Club Nottingham, UK
Wed 14 Nov 2018 Cavern Club Exeter, UK
Thu 15 Nov 2018 Castle & Falcon Birmingham, UK
Fri 16 Nov 2018 The Green Door Store Brighton, UK
Sat 17 Nov 2018 Galeri Caernarfon Caernarfon, UK
Fri 23 Nov 2018 The Parrot Carmarthen, UK
Thu 06 Dec 2018 The Globe Cardiff, UK
The England based RnB creator Francine Bell released the single Beautiful Heights on the 15th.
A song inspired whilst asleep, there is also something of a dreamscape to the luscious ballad as it spreads through the room in waves of pulsing electronica and percussion, through which quietly laid keys form the hazy layers of the composition that in turn launch the expressive and expansive vocal that glistens in the light like a sparkling diamond.
The well controlled and defined voice, whilst undoubtedly that of an experienced and skilful singer is also able to capture the emotion of Beautiful Heights and although the spotlight of the track, retains a sense of the tender fragility of the song which affords the piece a connection with the listener rather than merely a performance for the audience – a difficult balance within the remit of the style of the music.
The skater quartet of Dillon Bailey (Vocals / Bass), AJ Ciardi (Drums), Jordan Prange (Guitar) and Lucas DeLisle (Synth), from Boston in the USA who form the band daisybones will be releasing the LP Gold on the 9th of November.
The second of the ten tracks on the the album – Choke – itself available as a stand alone single on bandcamp – launches through the speakers in a blur of activity, to soon slow to a funereal pace, prior to gathering up its skirt and tumbling through the room again – in a loop of continuum. That they are able to do this within a track that lasts for less than two minutes, yet doesn’t leave the listener feeling discombobulated, attests to a quartet who have much to offer the world of music.
The synthwave quartet of Ellie Linden, Kim, Patrik and Didrik from Oslo in Norway who form the band Das Body will be releasing their eponymous EP on the 28th.
Das Body – photo by Hsiang Hsiang Wang
Soaked in ’80s synth influences Das Boot create music that has a drifting melancholia which weaves through tracks that reflect of both the upbeat spirit of their home town, while anchored in the lesser well perceived introspective air of a city with globally common issues of stark social divide.
The second of the four tracks on the EP, which is available on bandcamp is Know My Name.