Fall Gruc – Papa – Single Review

The Georgian doom-rock quartet Fall Gruc revealed the song Papa on the 24th.

Fall Gruc - photo by Jako Photography

Fall Gruc – photo by Jako Photography

Papa innocuously slips out of the speakers prior to gathering itself up in to a brooding presence which casts lengthy shadows through the room during its just under five minutes duration as the electronica, guitars, percussion and vocal slowly huddle in to ever more gloomy presence which cloaks the listener in a dark cloud of oppressive melancholia.

Fall Gruc and I first exchanged email back in November of last year, which sadly have never coalesced in to cohesion of timing and I am delighted to finally be able to feature a quartet with much to add to the world of music.

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Destrends – Papa – Single Review

The Australian new-wave trio Destrends release the single Papa on the 15th of July.

Destrends - Photo by Trace Mclean

Destrends – Photo by Trace Mclean




With a more compacted sound than tracks previously featured, in Papa, Destrends are still able to incite the audience join the track in a pogo. The throbbing bass / percussion combinations are split by distorted guitar as the singular vocal splices the ears.

The just under three and three quarter minutes track has the sense of pent-up frustration which is expressed by the dank brooding tempo and stomping feet which pulses through the foundations leaving windows rattling and listener calling for more.

Destrends are a band with much to say and the ability to express it in their audience engaging compositions and I look forward to hearing their next release.

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