Comrade Catbox – Hijinx – Audio

Sign-posted towards the end of last year, the US psychedelic-grunge quartet Comrade Catbox released the EP Porcelain Pillows earlier in the month.

Comrade Catbox - Hijinx

Comrade Catbox

A five track EP (available on bandcamp) in which the listener can delightedly wallow as Comrade Catbox deliver music which as soon as it surfaces from the speakers immediately looses all sense of the normality of sound physics and instead forms in to a mass of gloop which oozes across the floor filling the room with sounds that minds of bog snorkelling.

My selection of which is the middle number – Hijinx – in which the audience is invited to splosh in pleasured accompaniment.

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Comrade Catbox – Baroque Acquaintances – Audio

The US psychedelic-grunge quartet, Comrade Catbox, are working towards the release of the EP Porcelain Pillows.

Comrade Catbox

Comrade Catbox

Within the past few hours, a track from the EP – Baroque Acquaintances has surfaced.

A squelching feeling that is akin to mud in the toes at a festival slurries from the speakers and the listener, rather than looking for cleaning materials, delightedly allows themselves to be covered in the gloop as it covers the body in gooey sludge in which to bathe.

I am looking forward to Porcelain Pillows on the basis of Baroque Acquaintances.

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Chris Diamond (Vocals / Guitar), Cristian Di Paolo (Guitar), Dane Macintosh (Bass) and Jamie Graham (Drums) from Sydney in Australia form the psychedelic-grunge band Sloom.

Sloom - Psychedelic-grunge from Australia


Surfacing originally as a trio Sloom have equally advanced their sound. Echoing reverbed guitars feature heavily as the quartet take the audience on a drifting ride of trippy rock. This is not music to thrust down the neck akin to a beer glass urgently tipped seeking refill as the bell rings for last orders, rather to bring out early in the evening to settle you in the mood for a lengthy session.

Sloom take the listener on fantasy rides, which although not elongated some running to less than three minutes, have the ability to stretch the second-hand as they paint intricate imagery in which the mind gladly shrugs away the cares of the day.

A six track LP – Khaylan, when they were a trio was released last year and the follow-up with the new line-up Magic Cup (available on bandcamp) was made available last month.

Whilst recognisable for those who were around last year, by adding the second guitar and switching drumming responsibility Sloom is of marked step-up in complexity and finesse.

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