After a two year gap it is good to get back to the Austrian based alt-rock outfit Siren Call.
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.
Siren Call from Vienna in Austria is the rock trio of Yvonne Lace (Vocals / Bass), Jason de Cordoba (Guitar / Vocals) and Szabó Gábor (Drums).
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.