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The Macbeth, Hoxton!
The first night will be host to:
Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea (SmallTown America)
The top three bands will all have available an EP (new releases for Leyaks and Dead Red Sun) available to purchase as a package at only £5 (supposed to be £3 each)!
Anyone for some German instrumental post-prog? YES PLEASE
Aeronautix are an instrumental 3-piece band with guitar, bass and drums. Their debut EP “Eartheption” is available for free download HERE. I think this EP is a small testament to what the band can really do- the tracks are tight but Eartheption isn’t much more than a collection of mediocre live recordings. With the right producers Aeronautix could really blow your brain!
Their sound blends post-rock/ambient influences with clean, broken-up mathy riffs and heavy What The Blood Revealed-esque drops. I’m quite confident these guys will deliver some tasty releases in the near future! On a similar note, you should look up these Italian guys Up There The Clouds, they also have a brilliant EP out for free download! Thank you internet. If either band comes to London I’ll definitely be putting them on!
NOW THIS IS DELIGHTFUL!
This is probably the poppy-est record I’ve reviewed on Cinematic Music so far, but its one that everyone must give a chance. I’ve been listening to the latest Noah And The Whale album a lot these days, and I’ve found that Fraser has captured a similar feel (maybe not so depressing though). A Garden At The Top Of The Tree has now been released on Moody Noodle Records and I suspect Fraser may well be the next ‘indie-pop’ sensation.
The album presents a perfect range of feels which enables you to enjoy it from start to finish in a total daydream-like way. Tracks like the opener ‘Release Me’ and ‘Bouboulina Sunshine’ are outrageously catchy, fun-filled pop anthems, and ‘Old Tree’ (my personal favourite with ‘Release Me’) shows a more introverted side with beautiful string parts and more long-winded melodies. What I like about this album is that apart from the obvious comparisons one could make, there seems to be a lot of subtle, no doubt involuntary, hints to other artists like Radiohead and Nick Drake. Fraser certainly hasn’t ripped anything off of these artists, but small things like the way he sings, certain arrangements and the production, muster up the same warm fuzzy feeling you get when you know you like something.
I’m told Fraser has released ‘Lay it on the Line’, the first single from the album, and has got a lot of attention from the US and Europe and intends to embark on a tour shortly so keep a good look out! For you Londoners, Fraser already has some live dates so don’t miss out!