Siren Call – Harness – Single Review

The Austrian based rock band Siren Call first featured back in 2014.

Siren Call - Harness - artwork

Siren Call – Harness – artwork

To surface in the past hour or so is the video for their latest single Harness which has a slighter tincture than much of the material previously featured of theirs.

The just under four minute track contains the ingredients with which we have become familiar but there is a battle weary sense to the sound, perhaps due to the politics of the country in which they are based where a nearly elected elected neo-nazi President has been able to successfully been able to demand another election. One senses the same sorts of ideas surfacing across Europe, including here in the UK where the exit the EU referendum result was deemed an unfair result and a re-run should happen – no wonder people get weary of socio-democracy.

Inside the sloughed troughs of sound Siren Call retain the petulance that is their signature as guitar mauls the walls and the the ever precise drum won’t forgo the trajectory as the vocal espouses of the sentience of the title of the track – Harness as they evoke a musical reconstruction of the thought process of the yoke pulling on the chains of the 99%.

I give full credit to Siren Call for pulling out a song that is able to reflect of their current malaise whilst simultaneously indicating of brighter alternative future. As you will know I do appreciate musicians who delve deep inside themselves to expose the raw fragility for others to see and thank them for allowing us inside the barricades.

Harness – Single – Siren Call is available on iTunes.*

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Siren Call – Rose Ashes – Video

After a two year gap it is good to get back to the Austrian based alt-rock outfit Siren Call.

Siren Call - Rose Ashes

Siren Call – Rose Ashes

A new track has recently broken to the surface and one can only hope this signifies a new flurry of activity.

Rose Ashes discovers Siren Call have a new drummer – Resha Kharisma replacing Szabó Gábor – whilst still maintaining the internationalism of the band with Yvonne from Bulgaria, Jason from the USA and Resha from India.

Given their adopted home very nearly elected a neo-nazi as their President recently it gives some hope that all is not of far-right extremist politics in Austria.

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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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Siren Call

Siren Call from Vienna in Austria is the rock trio of Yvonne Lace (Vocals / Bass), Jason de Cordoba (Guitar / Vocals) and Szabó Gábor (Drums).

Siren Call - rock from Vienna

Siren Call

Rock, when delivered well, is a place of pure exuberance and extrovert guitars and Siren Call deliver on all counts. With sounds that transcend all geographic borders the trio have enough tatters to the edges to remain connected with the audience, with expansive compositions that fill the room.

The grunt and gruff are a delight as the band produces music which has the ability to shine across large venues. The guitar is given room, where appropriate to blossom, whilst a percussion / bass combination hold a reign on the wanderings and a perfectly suited vocal captivates the attention. Although well established as an international touring act, Siren Call have developed much of their following through live performance, which is great. For those of us not in the local environs, they have made little available and I hope they will get round to balancing this anomaly as they have much to offer, if only we could hear it.


Comfort Zone – Single – Siren Call is available on iTunes*

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