Stains Of A Sunflower – Lindsey – Audio

The US alt-rock quartet Stains Of A Sunflower released their eponymous EP on the 1st.

Stains Of A Sunflower - Photo credit - Jen Vesp Photography

Stains Of A Sunflower – Photo credit – Jen Vesp Photography

Influences of folk, blues, rock and soul are filtered by Stains Of A Flower to create music that has a heartfelt resonance in which the listener finds themselves drawn ever closer and the four track EP (available on bandcamp) is a good starting point to get an idea of their style of song writing with each song pivoting around a different theme.

My pick of which is the second track – Lindsey – in which the powerful vocal, to my ears, pays its most impressive role on the EP and is able to bring out the full richness of voice in the soul-funk composition equally each of the instruments is given space to take the spotlight and resultingly establishing Stains Of A Sunflower as a band to keep a look out for in the future.


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Mines Falls – Easy Now – Single Review

The US melancholic-drift duo Mines Falls released the single Easy Now on the 28th of February.

Mines Falls

Mines Falls

Three singles have been released in the past four months, each of different tapestry, the latest of which Easy Now is the most brooding in demeanour.

Piano leads the mood of the composition whilst electronica circles the keys in slowly evolving dream-sequences as a forlorn vocal gazes wistfully from aside giving Easy Now an intriguing counterpoint around which to pivot as the five and two thirds minutes song leaves the room shrouded in a misty sadness in to which the listener finds themselves become ever more drawn, prior to finally breaking to what minds of a trumpet and piano concluding eulogy.

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The Holy Knives – To Be Me – Audio

The US trippy-rock outfit The Holy Knives are working towards the completion of their début EP.

The Holy Knives - photo credit @cheese7224

The Holy Knives – photo credit @cheese7224

The first track to surface from the EP – To Be Me – is a hazy wash of gently undulating music that drifts slowly through like a pall of sweet smelling smoke filling the room in a heady muzziness.

The quietly laid song intimates of an EP that is probably best to be heard with a pot of mushroom tea within easy reach while laying on carpet of pale tie-dyed cushions.

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Whiskey Wolves Of The West – Song Ain’t Gonna Write Itself – Audio

The US rockabilly outfit Whiskey Wolves Of The West are set to release the LP Country Roots imminently.

Whiskey Wolves Of The West

Whiskey Wolves Of The West

As suggested on the tin by the band name, this is music best heard with a bottle of whisky to hand and a free spirited mind to fully enjoy.

It is with some pleasure I am able to share one of the songs on the album which if it doesn’t have you jiving within seconds, identifies you are probably reading the wrong music review site – Song Ain’t Gonna Write Itself.


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Remember Sports – Up From Below – Audio

The US garage-rock quartet Remember Sports will release the LP Slow Buzz on the 18th of May.

Remember Sports

Remember Sports

The dozen track album (available on bandcamp) is the long awaited follow up to the LP All Of Something which appeared in 2015 who were at the time, as longer stay readers will recall through the distinctive vocal, a quintet by the name of Sports.

Completion of education and the dispersal through the USA of the various players meant that things did not congeal until more recently when three of the original players, Catherine Dwyer (Bass) Carmen Perry (Vocal / Guitar) and Jack Washburn (Guitar), found themselves in Philadelphia and decided they had unfinished business.

Adding a new fourth player Connor Perry (Drums) (replacing the temporarily enlisted drummer Benji Dossetter – who wrote the music for the eighth track on the album – Temporary Tattoo) and recognising this was something new it was also something from the past with the new name paying homage to the roots of the sound.

Up From Below, the second song on the LP, is the first to be revealed.

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