New Year Ninety 2015 – 90 to 81

Thanks to the readers and the bands who make the annual New Year Ninety possible.

Tim Whale

Tim Whale

The New Year Ninety chart run down for 2015.

90. The Dirty Panties (USA)

I Am a Robot – The Dirty Panties is available on iTunes.*

89. Siren Call (Austria)

88. Senopia (England)

87. REIGN (Australia)

86. The Cradles (Wales)

Ideal Girl – Single – The Cradles is available on iTunes.*

85. Mr. Kito (South Africa)

Where Are the Lizards? – EP – Mr Kito is available on iTunes.*

84. Voyager (Australia)

V – Voyager is available on iTunes*.

83. The Tarsiers (England)

82. Allusondrugs (England)

Allusondrugs – EP – Allusondrugs is available on iTunes.*

81. The Art Of Amputation (England)

Californian English – Single – The Art Of Amputation is available on iTunes.*

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Senopia – Crash – Audio

Senopia from England released the EP Reek​/​Crash earlier this month.

Senopia - Reek/Crash


My apologies once again – as you know my admin is bereft of any semblance of the definition of the word. Prior to the release I was sent the audio or Reek and immediately thereafter was aware of Crash to share with you – but I didn’t get round to either.

Reek/Crash is available through the Senopia bandcamp store.

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Senopia, based in London – England , is Pia B (Vocals), Andrew B (Bass / Guitar / Programming / Vocals), David H (Drums) and Rich W (Guitar) an electro-rock band comprising members from Finland, Austria and England.

Senopia - electro-rock from England


Electro-rock when in the hands of skilled creators can be a stunning space in which to spend time and the fact that I am writing about Senopia is a clue to my thoughts. Combining ability with a breadth of cultural influences enables the quartet to offer music with a broad wingspan.

The combinations of synthetic sounds and instrumentation gives the quartet an ethereal outline within which the compositions form solid blocks of being which flash across the brain. Another band to spend considerable time to allow the music to soak the brain. Senopia are able to portray their ideas inside tracks which never extend beyond their welcome, though flood the audience in considered deliberations.

For a moment of tranquillity the quartet offer an enticing spa in which to unwind as the smoke wafts around the room. My only surpise being that after nearly four years their profile remains subsumed. One can only hope that their debut LP Modern Squalor which came out yesterday will raise that profile to a far wider audience.


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