The Swedish rockers Electric Boys will be releasing the LP The Ghost Ward Diaries on the 23rd of November.
Their lengthy careers, this being their thirtieth year anniversary, albeit with a fifteen year break between 1994 and 2009 has seen them dabble with various iterations of blues-based rock and always proving adept wherever they have turned their hand.
The forthcoming album showcases a band who have not lost their verve and enthusiasm for creating new music as well as getting out on the road – they are currently on a tour through to late December with gigs in Norway, Sweden, France and Germany.
The track Hangover In Hannover has been made available in advance and is also available as a standalone single.
The ten track album (available on bandcamp) has an underlying whir that sounds like a variomatic gearbox with slipping belts as the leisurely pacing of guitars expand and contract as if half a bar behind the beat, giving the music an alluring temperament of melancholic and vaguely tripped out mood in to which the listener gratefully settles with the soft down of the compositions.
Although it was back in 2015 since last being featured, there have been no releases missed, gaps of two to three years in new material appearing being a feature of the band which goes back to the start of the decade.
I Still Get The Calls, the title and first of the two tracks on the single, (available via Beluga Records) discovers St. Jimi Sebastian Cricket Club in an upbeat rock’n’roll mood in a track that brings in to play a retrospective air surrounded by dance-inducing tempo that finds the audience joining in arms with smile wreathed faces induced by the infectious hooks and melodies.
The Swedish heavy-metal quartet Corroded are set to release the LP Bitter on the 25th of January 2019.
Cross, the third of the dozen tracks on Bitter, is the first song to surface from the album and once again evidences why they have remained stalwarts of the rock scene for as long as they have and signals that their fifth album will be another to add to the collection as soon as available.
Earlier in the month they released the nine track LP Swedish Cobra.
The sixth song on the LP – Two Steps Back – is a fair introduction to their vaguely trippy progressive sound that is rooted around a solidity of stretched riffs, firmly planted bass and signature double percussion.