This Feeling

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A Palette Of New Sounds #2 7/9/15


THE ORIELLES - JOEY SAYS WE GOT IT
A band whose name always brings to mind the dark chocolate biscuits with the cream filling  - Oreo - for some reason; though vocalist and bassist Esme's voice is as sweet and sugar dripping as the yummy choco-bic. The Halifax surf popping three-piece - sisters Esme and Sid Hand-Halford and friend Henry Wade - have some clever artwork, and a neatly addictive track with this latest single release, out on October 17 as part of this year’s Cassette Store Day. The track will be released via Weiner Records on cassette, as well as being part of a special cassette release by Alcopop! and Superfan99. Star Rating: ****.5/5





HART - ALL I AM
Daniel Pattison doesn't really take this new track very far, but if his opening high - and we mean trouser-splitting high - notes don't grab your heart, then it's the time to leave. This is the third track to be taken from his upcoming debut EP, ‘Songs of Late Summer’, which seems to have been delayed, as those who remember our Introducing feature from March, will know it was scheduled for the following month. A move on from his acoustic folk days. Star rating: ***.5/5





THE OCEAN PARTY - GREEDY
Sub-two minutes of twangy guitars and a dark post-punk edge in this new single from The Ocean Party. The follow-up to 'Guess Work' and taken from the Melbourne six-piece's 'Light Weight' album released on October 9 via Spunk Records (AUS/NZ)/November 13 via Caroline (UK/EU) - their first output in three years. Why did they leave it so long? Star rating: ***.5/5





KALASH - ELEPHANT TATTOO
Andrew or Donnie (we were told both; you choose) Kalash is an alt-indie artist based between St. Petersburg and London (given the name confusion, this could be a 'the eagle soars over Kremlin walls' spy mission...) who has just given us this debut promo.  Written and produced by Andrew/Donnie using Akai pads, keyboards and laptop, "it's indie but it doesn't sound hip or shoegazing". He's right too. It sounds, well, different, we'll give him that, though the significance of an elephant tattoo eludes us...perhaps a nature thing? "Fast forward to the chorus, it's explosive!" Star rating: ***/5





PALACE WINTER - MENTON
Despite their name being too close to the London band Palace for comfort, this second single from the EP 'Medication', out on October 2, is still a six-minute indie-psych epic of lush guitars and lo-fi vocals from the Danish (producer/songwriter Caspar Hesselager)/Australian (singer-songwriter Carl Coleman) duo. Star rating: ****/5




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