The English indie-rock band Serinette released the single Bear It Alone on the 10th.
Serinette – Bear It Alone – artwork
First featured back in 2014 – Serinette always reveal tracks with a slight difference from that which has preceded, yet never loose the essence of their sound, which lays in rock based riffs surrounded by dance temper with lyric that offers a more contemplative study of the world surrounding.
In Bear It Alone – Serinette feature a deeper and more pronounced bass, giving the track a powerful punch whilst, the always superbly delivered, vocal has an even more catchy emotive hook to it than is usual as the percussion keeps the composition on course, allowing the guitar once again to spread reverb and delay around the room.
The English indie-funk band Serinette released the single Roadshow on the 23rd.
Serinette – Roadshow – artwork
Each time I return to have a listen to music by Serinette, I find myself dipping hip ever further and Roadshow asks for Talus and Innominate to kiss.
The skipping guitar and drum swarm into the room in unfettered joyful bounce and the listener immediately becomes a welcomed addition to the party. The vocal paces perfectly to the mood of the track, replete with natural breathy exhales that pierce the microphone shields, leaving the mind in delighted mood as Serinette have been able to turn a studio recording session into a personalised tune, which sounds as genuine as it did when the idea for the song was first mooted.
Although, today as I write, it is a miserable and windy day, Roadshow makes me feel that it is already Carnival season.
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.