It has been a few years since the English retro-rock band The Newds last featured.
Their latest song to appear Drawing A Line, which came out earlier in the month, takes them in to the late ’70s rather than from their more normal sphere of influence of a decade earlier, with a tautly coiled composition that minds of a cat readying its muscles to lithely pounce.
The English alt-rock band The Newds will be releasing a new LP imminently.
With their influences drawn heavily from new-wave and merseybeat The Newds are always able to take the listener on an unexpected journey as they contemplate the world around.
More Seems Like Never Enough, a just under two and a third minutes track from the forthcoming album, deploys bookend reversed sounds and distinctive guitar to deliver a song that once again finds the audience happily moving to the beat while simultaneously with cocked ear listening for the spirals.
arms&legs -an acoustic-melancholia project from the USA released the LP Mountainous on the 27th.
Painting by Paul Meagher
From the seven track just over half an hour release (available on bandcamp) the third – Wisdom Teeth meanders its way around the cranium in anguished excoriating lament as arms&legs expound on a sense of painful solitude.
Opening with a thunderstorm the track breaks-down into an anguished cries of distorted snaps and lashes which sear into the listener as though an audible version of Munch’s work The Scream, or – as painted for me depicted in the image accompanying this article an interpretation of it – by Paul Meagher of The Newds.
The New Year Ninety Chart once again showcases a diversity of music styles reflective of the varied interests of the readers of the website who make it all worthwhile and I wish you all the best for 2014.