Genre-busting in the way that only music with disparate influences can be, Optimist bears many repeat listens as you unwrap its sonic charms.
There’s melancholy, sure, and wistfulness and tunefulness and I’ve already talked about the earnestness and authenticity on display. It’s a regular smorgasbord of thought, narrative storytelling and emoting and it doesn’t hang about.
Tthis track is utterly individual, compelling and worthy of listening time and discussion. It’s merits are thought-provoking, visceral and genuinely interesting.
In Holy Ghost, we have an extraordinary single. It seems to want to ignore conventional structure (and conventional wisdom) to be a stand-alone sonic delight.
Everything from the narrative, to the music and vocals has been meticulously crafted to enhance the storytelling in an invigoratingly novel way. It’s a triumphant beginning and one that makes me excited for things to come.
“The March” takes the best parts of grunge and garage rock and mixes them with 70’s prog/psych-rock to create a record that is hallucinatory in nature, but lucid in its experience.
What seems like a fairly simple, and carefree love song hides a much deeper and darker secret.
The Live Sessions is music for music’s sake, and if mainstream culture has made you forget what that sounds like, Torelli and the Fuse are here to remind you.
The songs pour through with their own sense of style, a certain fusion of genres, endless levels of passion & wonderful lyricism.
UK based band The Leisure Society present audiences with a gorgeously warming performance with their recent live 2Seas Session. The Fine Art Of Hanging On is a song that feels like a long-lost classic. It’s a really well written, poetic and reflective piece, that has been performed here to a flawless level and in a … Continued
Aurora has an addictively peaceful & inspiring ‘aura’ about it (for lack of a more relevant word). It’s consistently interesting, and it lets your mind wander so far from your current reality.
There’s more than just freedom on this project, the very idea of punk holds the key to that anyway, but with these songs you get an element of provocation, and the Thelonious Monk aspect adds so much that manages to escape expectation.