The English excoriating-rock musician Oli Spleen has not been featured for almost a year now, so time to get to an update.
Oli Spleen – Death Rattle
From the LP Fag Machineinitially looked at back in 2013, in support of World AIDS Day released a new re-collective commentary for the last of the dozen tracks – Death Rattle.
Those who have followed the various articles about the music of Oli Spleen will be aware he is a creator who writes of personally emotionally charged moments and will understand why it is always a pleasure to catch up with his material, that never puts a warming plastic buffer between the listener and the honesty of his own darkest moments.
For those not of longer stay – welcome to the creative world of Oli Spleen, a musician to add to the ‘essential musicians playlist’.
Irish Boxing from Leeds in England is the submerged rock band comprising Harrison Warke (Vocals and Guitar), Adam Kemp (Bass), Dec Davies (Keys), Adam Young (Lead Guitar) and Charlie Webb (Drums).
Excuse me a moment I have to just investigate a rumbling in the cellar. Gerdang it wasn’t crumbling foundations rather Irish Boxing with their sonorous excavations which torture the very stuff of cement and brick as the driving bass pounds its way through the building. Like a rock pick the percussion taps away to expose the under-laying discoveries as the guitar blends with synth in a pulsating rhythm as a vocal sheers slate around the ears.
There is a burning passion within the compositions that invigorates the audience as walls of sound cascade around the head. Irish Boxing is able to bring rip-tides of undertow to a calm sea as they grab the audience by the ankles and pull them under-water.
I am minded of Oli Spleen as I tread my way across the music and would imagine a double bill of the two would give the audience much to enjoy.