Nightmare Air – Who’s Your Lover – Audio

The US synth-rock trio Nightmare Air release the LP Fade Out on the 26th of February.

Nightmare Air - photo by Andie Mills (@buzzbandsla)

Nightmare Air – photo by Andie Mills (@buzzbandsla)

The nine track album (available through Nevado) will be available on various formats, including Vinyl and on listening to the roughly thirty four minutes release I can only advise that this is an LP to own as the 12″ platter to fully enjoy the luxurious melting flow of vocals, electronica, and instrumentation which curls out of the speakers.

The only track I am able to feature, at present, is the opener – Who’s Your Lover – a song which provides fair reflection of the thickly piled carpet of sound which follows in the remaining eight songs.

Who’s Your Lover is a pulsating composition, driven, as it is by persuasive beat and drum-kit with the bass layering a deeper resonance to the pacing while the drifting notes of guitar weave through the electronics as vocal whispers in the ear.

When the album comes out do take a heading to Dark Vice, the penultimate track with its shifting patterns of mood set within a gazey gothic framework.

A band with a significant following already, their North Western European Tour supporting Gary Numan in March, will help to build the audience further.

Mar 2. Stokholm. Kagelbanan

Mar 3. Malmo. Kulturbolaget

Mar 4. Olso. Parkteatret

Mar 5. Copenhagen. Pumpehuset

Mar 7. Utrecht. Tivoli

Mar 8. Antwerp. Trix

Mar 9. Luxembourg

Mar 10. Oberhausen, Germany

Mar 12. Portsmouth. Pyramids Centre

Mar 13. Warwick. Arts Centre

Mar 14. Leicester. O2 Academy

Mar 16. Edinburgh. Assembly Rooms

Mar 17. Middlesbrough. Empire

Mar 19. Preston. Guild Hall

Mar 20. Hull. City Hall

Mar 21. Sheffield. The Foundry

Mar 23. Isle Of Man. Villa Marina

Mar 24. Liverpool. O2 Academy

Mar 25. Northampton. Roadmenders

Mar 28. Belfast. The Limelight

Mar 29. Dublin. Olympia Theatres


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The Tambourine Girls – You Don’t See Me – Audio

It was back in 2014 that the Australian synth-rock quartet The Tambourine Girls last featured.

The Tambourine Girls - You Don't See Me - Audio

The Tambourine Girls

Word arrives that a new LP is due for release in early 2018 with the first track from the album  – You Don’t See Me – having been released as a stand alone single on the 17th.

A pulsing, persistent, metronomic drum-pad lays under interweaving sequences of electronica and guitar that create a hypnotic landscape through which a dreamy vocal becalms the listener and rounding out a song that prefaces of an LP which has, by this track alone, piqued intrigue.

You Don’t See Me – Single – The Tambourine Girls is available on iTunes.*

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The Judith Lights – Blue Movie – Audio

The Judith Lights is a US synth-rock quartet.

The Judith Lights - Photo by Drew Weidenmann

The Judith Lights – Photo by Drew Weidenmann

The luxuriant retrospective soundtrack takes the listener back to the early ’80s as the neon-lit electronica and percussion dances through the room carried on the wings of elongated guitar and moody vocal creating a space in which the audience is invited to sway in introspective thought.

Their most recent reveal being the ten track LP Avenue (available on bandcamp) which came out earlier in the month.

The Judith Lights is a quartet I look forward to hearing more from in short order and by way of an introduction the closing song on the album – Blue Movie. Though this may not be more than a dream as Anwar Montasir has now left New York and is in Oregon.


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Guest Actors – True – Audio

The Israeli synth-rock quartet Guest Actors release the LP  Under Those Silent Skies on the 10th of October.

Guest Actors

Guest Actors

From the forthcoming album True is a combination of melting melodies combined with an urgency of pace, giving the effect of a journey filled with pleasured anticipation knotted by nervous tension. Guest Actors are able to balance the two concepts in the almost five and two thirds minutes track resulting in a song that holds the listeners attention.


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WARBLY JETS – The Lowdown – Single Review

The US synth-rock quartet WARBLY JETS released the single The Lowdown on the 7th.

WARBLY JETS - photo credit Kristen Cofer

WARBLY JETS – photo credit Kristen Cofer

About to head out on an extensive, twenty four gig, three country international tour starting in China on the 14th before heading back to the US and concluding in England on the 26th of September they found the time to head in to the studio for their new single.

The winding guitar, bowing synth and delayed echoing vocal gives the track a trippy feeling in which the listener the listener can discover a kaleidoscope of colours in which to take the imagination on a free-flowing ride. It is the punctilious percussion and compacting bass which keeps the track in alignment which, whilst, allowing the song to develop its sense of expansiveness equally ensures its progression until, as sharply as it opens, suddenly – dead on the three minutes mark The Lowdown abruptly concludes.


The Lowdown – Single – Warbly Jets is available on iTunes.*

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