Rodrigo Vera Tudela (Vocal / Guitar), Richard Angeles (Drums), Lucas Stiglich (Bass) and Mateo Majluf (Guitar) from Lima (Peru) who form the alt-rock band Mundaka released the recorded live EP Mar Adentro on the 21st.
An EP which introduces various guest musicians and disparate instrumentation as and where required, journeys around a broad thread of influence.
My selection from the EP being the penultimate, which only features the four players in the band in a swooping hazy array of fretboards, surrounded by an uncompromising bass / drum combination, Desaparecer.
All five tracks were, as with this video, captured in the live performance of the recording session of the EP.
The English theatrical-metal outfit Evil Scarecrow will be releasing the LP Chapter IV: Antartarctica on the 28th.
Their ability to take a standard metal construct and add embellishing flourishes to create music of drama that doesn’t sound self-indulgent marks Evil Scarecrow as a band it is always a pleasure to discover what they are up to at any given point in time.
Red Riding Hood, the second of the ten tracks on the forthcoming album, implies current location being – science-fantasy.
Earlier in the month the LP Heaven / Hell was released, a roughly three quarters of an hour, nine track, album of illuminating emotive melodies that are tipped with the expressive, sympathetic voca which is the signature of the output, that reflect on the emotional ups and downs of life and relationships.
A European tour in support of the release of the album will start on late October
THU 25 OCTOBER Orpheum Extra Graz, Austria
SAT 27 OCTOBER Kulturverein Röda Steyr, Austria
TUE 30 OCTOBER WUK Vienna, Austria
WED 31 OCTOBER Alter Schlachthof (Schl8hof) Wels, Austria
THU 1 NOVEMBER Gretchen Berlin, Germany
FRI 2 NOVEMBER Nochtwache Hamburg, Germany
SAT 3 NOVEMBER Simplon Kleine Zaal Groningen, Netherlands
SUN 4 NOVEMBER Altstadt Eindhoven, Netherlands
TUE 6 NOVEMBER White / Noise Stuttgart, Germany
WED 7 NOVEMBER Rockhouse Salzburg, Austria
THU 8 NOVEMBER Milla Munich, Germany
FRI 9 NOVEMBER Vaz Hafen Innsbruck, Austria
SAT 10 NOVEMBER Spielboden Dornbirn, Austria
SUN 11 NOVEMBER Papiersaal Zürich, Switzerland
TUE 13 NOVEMBER Beatpol Dresden, Germany
THU 15 NOVEMBER Roxy – Kultur in Ulm Ulm, Germany
FRI 16 NOVEMBER Kulturzentrum das Haus Ludwigshafen, Germany
SAT 17 NOVEMBER Sonic Visions Festival 2018 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
TUE 20 NOVEMBER Melkweg Upstairs Amsterdam, Netherlands
WED 21 NOVEMBER Luxor Live Arnhem, Netherlands
THU 22 NOVEMBER Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
FRI 23 NOVEMBER Alter Schlachthof Eupen, Belgium
SAT 24 NOVEMBER Studio 672 Cologne, Germany
SAT 22 DECEMBER OKH Offenes Kulturhaus Vocklabruck, Austria
SUN 23 DECEMBER Gasthaus Höller St. Peter am Wimberg, Austria
The quartet of Paul Majdzadeh-Ameli (Drums), Tobias Kobl (Bass), Bernhard Melchart (Lead Guitar) and Mwita Mataro (Rhythm Guitar / Lead Vocals) from Vienna in Austria, form the indie-funk band At Pavillon.
Their latest release – the single Lion which is packaged together with four remixes – showcases a band with the ability to combine a rock basement with a glittering funky tempo to deliver music that has the listener furiously strumming air guitar while stepping out in gold and silver brocaded white flares.
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.