Eyemouth – “Noera Genesis”

October 21, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Eyemouth

Eyemouth came out of the electronica band Estrange, where some of the members had created songs mixing electronica and organic instruments and therefore neeeded a new platform for this. This year they have released three EP:s, where the latest one “Noera Genesis”, was launched this Autumn.

It’s undeniably a dark album with a sound that draws dystopic inner and outer soundscapes, and which generally has a theatrical, dramatic touch, especially when the vocals come in. The music is incredibly manyfaceted and you can hear vibes from many directions including artrock, postpunk, drone and ambient electronica. It’s unique, eventful and quite fascinating, and as far as I have listened, each EP release seems to explore a different atmosphere. They have announced that they will release another EP before the year is over.

Eyemouths site – on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music

The Perfect Mess – “Wonderful Whiz”

September 17, 2015 at 1:48 pm

The Perfect Mess

Last year I wrote about the duo The Perfect Mess’ debut single “There Is Still Time“. Later they released an excellent altrock-sounding debut EP, and have now released their first music video. And it’s a great video too, with a story within, which we of course enjoy. The song “Wonderful Whiz” is taken from their debut EP.

The Perfect Mess on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music

The Leather Nun – “Whatever”

April 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm

The Leather Nun

Tomorrow The Leather Nun are releasing the anticipated album “Whatever”, the first album in 24 years. In the eighites the band was the coolest thing you could see on a stage, where they performed a dark, pumping, punk-inspired rock, at least the way I remember them. The first single “Just Like a Dream” from February, was a great track and contained both heavy rock and dreamy parts with strings, so I was quite curious which way the the album would take us.

Whatever starts out, though, with a heavy, raw rock’n’roll, massive guitars and a dark ambience which makes me understand that Jonas Almqvist and company are not going to compromise for a second. Various references pass through my mind as the songs pull off in different directions, like the spririt of both Tom Waits and New Orleans in “Red Hot Gwen”, David Bowies “Beauty and the Beast”-album in “Outside My Window” and Lou Reed’s seventies-rock in for example “Star”. Everything cooked over an open fire together with post punk vibes and hard, dark, rough rock. My favourite song is probably the fifth track “Godtherapy”, which manages to trigger the tempo even more, serving us the most interesting arrangement on the album and a sense of glammy hard rock. On the three finishing tracks they slow things down from the Lou Reed-tinged ballad “For the Love of Your Eyes” to the beautiful but a bit ominous “Another Rainy Day” to the ending track “Candyass” which ties it all together with a guitar explosion as the album’s final comment.

It’s an excellent album which arrives at a good time as the interest in dark rock, post punk, noise rock seems to be on the rise these days. This is not just a one-time stunt according to Jonas Almqvist; you’ll be able to see then band on stage soon, and the next album is already being planned. And yes, I do want to hear more from them. Here’s “Outside My Window”:

The Leather Nun on Facebook – on Spotify – on Wimp

Grande Roses – “Built On Schemes”

April 14, 2015 at 11:55 am

Grande Roses

Here’s an album that was released in February, but which I didn’t have time to write about then. But you can’t miss this, because this is one of the best rock album I’ve heard so  far this year, namely Grande Roses’ second album “Built On Schemes”.

Again they show us a dark, dense postpunk based rock, and even if they have polished off some of the post punk in the sound and the most heated anger from the debut album “Disease“, the sharpness and the furious energy is still there. The songs feel overall stronger and with a larger variation, and finally I can replace “Radio Heartbreak”, which has been spinning in my head since the last album, with the new “Ambulance”. Here are some songs:

Grande Roses’ site – on Facebook – on Spotify – on Wimp

Death By Toaster – “No Gravity”

March 3, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Death By Toaster

The alternative rock trio Death By Toaster, who started the release of a quartet of EP’s in December, launched the third episode yesterday, “No Gravity”. They continue to deliver interesting tracks with a good variety, and the title track here is probably the sharpest I’ve heard from the band this far.

Death By Toaster’s site – on Facebook – on Spotify – on Bandcamp

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