Alien Skin’s fine balance between entrancing rhythms & fragments of provocative ideas is fascinating & gives the listener a strange sense of privilege; as if this exclusive experience has only been had by the lucky few.
Imbred’s return this month brings perhaps an even harder hitting display of classic grunge than anything from before. The songs offer a string of single word titles & ideas that provoke a certain level of thinking; personal reflection, consideration of mental health, feelings of isolation & the little things we turn to for relief.
I Found Autumn is an instrumental, neo-classical collection that moves delicately between that which is calming & that which is utterly breath-taking. An absolute must for music lovers across genres.
It’s a grower, for sure – intriguing at first but genuinely enjoyable & refreshing the more involved you get. The album is well worth a look – the further into it you get, the more of a fan you become. Impressive, original songwriting.
Cool, calm & stylish, spacious & creative. Senior’s leading voice has depth & character, softly & quite seductively delivering the descriptive & easy going song in a smartly dressed fashion.
You feel a little as if you’re lifting off with the rising energy of the performance. And still that blissfully delicate guitar riff plays out behind all of this.
Even having heard the project in full, there’s a lot left to the imagination – there are still many questions about the meanings of these songs & the feelings involved in the creative process; as was often the case with genuine grunge & alternative rock music.
Goodreid pours his soul into the performance, the passion & the sheer degree to which he loses himself within the music is immense.
A refreshingly hard-hitting collection that’s over-flowing with nostalgically infectious rock & roll rhythms & vibes
There’s something really soothing about this piece of music & writing. The simplicity of the soundscape is a part of this, Syke E’s voice is another – his tone fits perfectly with the mood set by the instrumentation.
Suburban Wildlife is a project that won my affection within just a few seconds. The crisp, warming sound of an acoustic guitar, a smooth & genuine leading voice, a comforting melody & a series of lyrics that offer both imagery & human reflection – what’s not to like?
The only thing that would potentially top playing this at full volume as you dive deeper into Friday night would be a live show from Billy Roberts & the Rough Riders.