Due to very forseen delays in being able to both listen to new music and write about it, this is the rather delayed ratings from 29th March. It’s a shorter list than normal as I’m trying to do two weeks at once.
Playlist at the bottom.
Zefur Wolves – Truth Is In The Stars
Droning, drawly alt-indie rock with some pop undertones. A satisfyingly languid assault on your senses.
Brutus – Nest
Math-rock and metal from this Belgium trio that has distinct resemblances to Rolo Tomassi, and there’s no great shame in that.
White Denim – Side Effects
Another competent piece of work from the Texan alt-rockers. Not sensing any particular new direction in what they do on this album, but what they do, they do well.
The Underground Youth – Montage Images Of Lust & Fear
Elements of the Velvet Underground in this and the Berlin/Manchester post-punk band have some distinct resemblence to fellow Germans Die Nerven, who featured highly on my albums of the year list for 2018 with Fake. This doesn’t quite reaching the heights of that album but definitely worth a listen for fans of Bauhaus, Nick Cave and Joy Division.
Show Me The Body – Dog Whistle
American style punk with a touch of nu-metal. A bit sludgy and tough going at times.
Here’s a playlist of all of the above if you want to listen to this week’s selected new releases.