AlunaGeorge have released their first EP, ‘You Know You Like It.’ It’s pretty good (very good). Have a read of my review here:
The King Blues release their Final album ‘Long Live The Struggle’ next week. 7/10.
‘And if they try to slow you down, tell them all to go to hell’ instructs Brian King each time the chorus is brought to a close. It’s this angst driven statement in ‘The House That Heaven Built’ that shouts a message of desired success and no nonsense attitude.’
The Word Alive are back next month with their second album, ‘Life Cycles.’ Here’s a taste of what to expect, new track ‘Entirety.’
San-Diego’s Crocodiles release their third studio album, ‘Endless Flowers.’
Exeter hardcore band ‘Backhand Saloon’ showcase their debut EP, ‘Crooks & Curses.’ 7/10.
Air Castles release their new album ‘Lights.’ 5/10
‘St Lucia’s sound is as lush as the island. ‘Before The Dive’ has a ploddy beat that would be just right for walking along that crisp sand as the glistening synths sweep, catching the sunlight.’
Staffordshire’s ‘Paper Tigers’ released their debut EP, ‘Safe In Words’ this week. Check out my review for ‘Hit The Floor’ here:
La Bête Blooms have sure chosen a kooky name for everyone to remember, only once they’ve managed to get around the language barrier. FYI, ‘La Bête’ means ‘The Beast’ in French; so it’s basically, ‘The Beast Blooms’ (hopefully.)
‘Token For Me’ has a deep bass undercurrent teamed with a punchy riff and harsh vocal. These three elements provide this track with a post-punk edge to roughen up the conventional indie within the Hull five-piece. The combination of male and female members in the line up is refreshing. It’s something seen in sparse corners of the indie world from the likes of ‘The XX’ and ‘Metronomy’, but it’s a rare occurrence.
The great sense of rawness in the atmosphere does sound a little clumsy at points, showing how this band do have a long way to go. However, the record does boast their positive enthusiasm and the basic blocks of musical flair stand them in stead for a good future.