Starting the top ten of the New Year Ninety 2015 – from 10 to 2 ….
I wish you all the best for 2015 and do enjoy it, whatever you do with it.
10. Blaire Alise & The Bombshells (USA)
For My Darlin’ – Blaire Alise & The Bombshells is available on iTunes.*
9. Little Bastard (Australia)
Little Bastard – Little Bastard is available on iTunes.*
8. Spit Shake Sisters (England)
7. Vizija (Macedonia)
6. Tiger Love (England)
Pussy Cocaine – Single – Tiger Love is available on iTunes.*
5. The Hertz Complex (England)
A New Habit – EP – The Hertz Complex is available on iTunes.*
4. Jonathan (Croatia)
3. LaDiDa (Sweden)
Ladida – Ladida is available on iTunes.*
2. Thee Open Sex (USA)
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Despite the hiatus of the past month, I have still had the opportunity of hearing some great bands throughout February.
Vizija ( Визија )
The Editors choice for Band Of The Month for February 2014 is the Macedonian quartet – Vizija ( Визија ).
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Heading, not for the first time, over to Skopje in The Republic Of Macedonia, on this occasion, to find the alt-rock quartet of Marko Dzambazoski (Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals), Marko Gapo (Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar), Liljana Jankova (Bass / Backing vocals) and Siniša Gjorgjević (drums) who make up Vizija.
Vizija ( Визија )
Turn up the bass levels, hit play and watch your speakers march across the room, as Vizija deliver their rumbling sounds. The tracks are steeped with discontent and malaise as the quartet deliver social commentary inside controlled and delightfully structured pieces. The power behind the material lays not in pure volume, rather in the brooding atmosphere the band creates and is a testament to their ability to compose and arrange music to maximum effect.
The additional guitar is used to add layers of texture to the lead guitar, whilst percussion and bass are given free reign to sprawl around ears, over which a pleading vocal reminds me of an aural definition of the 1893 version of The Scream by Edvard Munch.
With just over a couple of years behind them Vizija is a band who continues to have much to offer the world of music.
Once again, unsurprisingly, it is the thunderous bass that I find most appealing.
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