The Australian protest-rock trio JuliaWhy? are finalising details for the release of their second LP.
There are occasions when the phrase – in due course – can unintentionally mean – not very soon – as it was back in 2014 that JuliaWhy? was introduced and last featured with the intention to come back again as stated at the time, in due course, finally almost four years later…
Yesterday – Pocket – from the forthcoming album was released as a standalone single (available on bandcamp).
Slewing out of the speakers in foul temper, the distorted blurry grunge pours scorn on a malaise in society in which the continued demonisation of the less well off by bureaucrats as they dream up ever more draconian measures to further denigrate those who need a little help from society, with ever more fanciful fairy-tales of how it is all their own fault, is transposed to mainstream economic thinking driving policy proposals.
The Australian protest-rock duo Divide And Dissolve release the LP Abomination on the 16th of February 2018.
Divide and Dissolve – photo credit – @sub_lation
An eight track album of deeply resonating droning instrumentation which seeps in to the cortex, with saxophone, giving the sense of disturbance, surrounded by sustained guitar, incessant percussion and quietly layered synthesis.
With their music reflective of a society in which the indigenous population have been marginalised and treated as interlopers through intended policies and objectives Divide And Dissolve are uncompromisomng in their aim to recalibrate priorities with their music being, intentionally, both challenging and confrontational.
The first song to be revealed – the second on the LP – Assimilation – signposts of a release to which I am looking forward.
The English protest-rock quartet White Ape have always been a delight to feature over the years since first appearing on the site back in 2014.
White Ape – photo credit – Rupert Hitchcox
Word arrives that Sotones Records – A label based in Southampton (England) are set to release the LP SOTONES10 on the 3rd of November to celebrate their 10th anniversary. I know, I know you are wondering where is this preamble leading…
…well the thirteenth track on that eighteen track album is by White Ape with a gnarling saw against egregious consumption in a track which once again displays their ability to deliver engaging music whilst wrestling with issues of societal iniquities with Eat More Meat.
It is often possible to appreciate the integrity of musical output even, though perhaps even more importantly, when the context of a song is in condemnation of ones own lifestyle and not feel in the least flustered by so doing. Music that stands on its own traction with fortitude of message always deserves space, to my mind – and as a meat eater, it is with some pleasure that once again I tempt you to the delicacy that is White Ape.
Last week they released their début LP The Future Is Close Enough and an album you should add to your back pocket as it is a fascinating eight track LP of wretched gloom that reminds of how the UK has once again revolved back in to a Dickensian Workhouse – with A Christmas Carol, far from in Scrooge, creating a character of contempt, the structural desires of the plutocracy of the 21st Century is clearly a template in to which society is intentionally being dissolved.
My selection from the The Future Is Close Enough is the fourth track – Mild Learning Difficulties.
With an existing back catalogue of material, most recently the LP Broken WindowRue Snider is a project I look forward to returning to in more detail in the future, for now by way of an introduction a live track recording – Speak My Mind.