The whip-smart lyrics and confidence and swagger and unconventional arrangements all feed in to a portrait of an artist with clear ideas and the nous to pull them off.
There’s something like humour and sadness intertwined, amidst a genuinely likeable musicality that would welcome a live audience with open arms.
As per the band’s consistently classic yet unpredictable edge, there’s a strong sense of sixties psychedelic rock influence, and this smashes into view each time the hook strikes.
It’s a melding of primarily 60s- and 70s-influenced classic rock songs and sounds and yet sounding audacious and as fresh-as-a-daisy enough to consistently beguile the listener, I’m at a bit of a loss for words, whilst seemingly being able to write endlessly about it!
Each track has its own setting, its own mood, memories, and associated images. To transform these visual musings into music is a wonderful thing.
Driving with a psychedelic shoe-gaze set-up and a deep-running desire to break away from the norm, Texas alternative indie act SAGASAW brings a swirling chaos of organic and distorted musicality, to rain down around you in a wholly immersive fashion. Following an unfortunate stint in hospital with poor health, SAGASAW emerged with a goal in … Continued
You forget all prior comparisons or references to other artists, the Betweenzone sound and style is theirs, it’s directed towards expressing ideas and feelings about certain issues, and the music will go wherever it needs to in order to explore this.
The album goes on to delve unwaveringly into creative freedom and profound story-telling. Expressive vocals meet with dramatic instrumentals, gradually enveloping listeners in a series of compelling ideas and scenes.
Forever at the forefront of heartfelt, musically immersive yet organic songwriting, Sid Hagan joins forces with the highly experienced and long-time friend of his, Marvin Taylor, for an upcoming album of originals.
“Those are probably not the best songs in the world, but those are the purest emotion we could give in that moment, no thinking, just what we have forged over the years on our instruments and how we adopt that skills and fit them on the songs.”
Offering over forty minutes of raw, in the moment rock composition, instrumental & experimental, this session from Croatian alternatives Saddle On The Bomb is undoubtedly a thing of artistry.
All-in-all, it’s a heady concoction that lends itself to repeat listens. It’s hypnotic, confident, woozy and classy. And that’s got to be a mix worth checking out, right?