The Manchester (England) rock trio of Rich (Guitars / Vocals), Pete (Drums / Vocals) and Paul (Bass) who form the band We Three Kings revealed the track Give it to me, GO! a couple of hours ago.
An uncluttered two and two thirds minutes of brit-blues rock’n’roll that fires out of the speakers like a ball of fuzzy energy which infects all those it touches and has the listener jamming their head between blasting speakers lost in the wave of warming nostalgia.
Give It To Me, GO! is a welcome follow up to the EP Fire, which came out eleven months ago.
Jerome (Vocals), Jo (Bass), Katie (Violin / Backing Vocals), Paul (Guitar / Backing Vocals) and Luke (Drums) from London in England form the alt-rock band Sloes.
Those of sharper vision will recall the introduction of Sloes last month as ‘Juniper-rock’, put that down to the Gin reference in the name and if that doesn’t help either, lets move on to the music…
Sliding through the grills of the speaker like salmon leaping waterfalls caught in the sunlight, there is a mesmeric continuity to the shifting sounds as they fuse with the listener in shimmering untouchable feathering. The lightly played violin affords Sloes the opportunity to slide the sheets of sound like granite gently sheering from rock-face, as jagged face meets lack of friction.
Sloes have allowed themselves the time to gain mutual understanding of the interplay between instruments and each other prior to launching themselves to a broader audience, which enables the quintet to provide the ears with material which has a steely fulcrum around which the flowing textures of sound rotate in spirals of ever increasing stream of delay, that for their very flimsy capture the attention.
Serinette from Middlesborough in England is the alt-indie quintet of Lou (Vocals), Stu (Bass / vocals), Dave (Guitar / Vocals), Paul (Drums) and Jas ( Keys / Guitar / Vocals).
Encapsulating the direction of travel that sits for indie-rock in the the ’10s Serinette is precisely on the pulse of what is becoming less and less alt-indie and more the defining sound of indie-rock in the UK in 2014. This segment of combining synths and instruments in a dance derivation of indie-rock is becoming more congested and this quintet are a fine exponent, who rise above the growing mass.
Serinette switch between the dance driven and the more thought provoking with easy flicks of tempo, whilst maintaining a captivating sound. The lasting memory for me is a vocal which has the ability to add a luscious finish to the out-put whatever the mood of the track. Inside the easy flowing compositions lay weaves of mesmeric instrumental combinations to which the electronics add an audible gravitas.
The fulcrum of this 2014s’ movement pivots on maintaining an under-current of driving progression, around which hip snapping beats regularly come to play whilst the synths provide a moody layer which is in-tune with much of the world, struggling with everyday realities of life. Interestingly for ’70s punk rockers like me who created sounds based on confrontation, whilst the music is far less aggressive, it has no less intensity and I am enjoying the sounds of this year in the UK enormously.
I am waiting on an MP3 of Serinette’s single due for release in July – Pushing Me Slowly, but like an excited puppy, I couldn’t wait. However as there is a week between me writing these thoughts and them being published – I may well have them along with a video by the time you read this, in which case you will have already have received notification of the video from me.