November 28, 2021.
Week 47 2021 What? This year is getting to the end… but first let me say Hi, welcome back to our Blog, last week of November, and here you have 9 picks that I handpicked for you to enjoy, let’s take a look at this round of 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to, released all of them recently (remember that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendations here).
1.- Bad Guru Eponymous Debut Album. In their own words: “The ethos behind the album could be succinctly deduced to exploring the dialects of the human experience; the swirl of two contradicting ideas existing together in harmonious rapture; when the black and white thinking transmutes to the rainbow of human experience. The events that inspired the album include political unrest, poor leadership, and breaking out of quarantine. You can read our review here.
2- Florie Namir I Wanna Be in Love. Having spent over a decade in the US, the Tel Aviv born writes about personal stories from the eyes of an expat, touching on themes, such as homesickness, friends who are home away from home, and appreciation for long and short-lasting experiences. With influences from 1940’s vocal jazz and pop, her vocals sit somewhere between Ella Fitzgerald, Katie Melua, and Amy Winehouse. The EP uses classical music arrangements and orchestration underneath Florie Namir’s vocals. Produced between Boston, MA, and London, it features saxophonist Lihi Haruvi, and trumpeter Joe Auckland. You can read our review here for her previous single opening track for this EP the track titled “Far Far Away”. And here is the review for this extraordinary EP.
3.- Chasing Tales, TWIAD/BP (this world is a dark/ beautiful place) “It´s a collection of songs that deal with societal conflicts, fears, and shortcomings and comments on the crisis we are collectively going through but also the desperate need and fight for political and social change”.
4- Justboy Head Sick. “The four-track EP produced by Steve Bull and written by Sutherland with additional percussion from Connor Meeks is a rousing selection of whisky-tainted Americana meets Emo-folk in the vein of City and Colour, Brian Fallon and Phoebe Bridgers. Dale manifests four years of heartbreak, mental health struggles and intoxication into bold and raw ballads and elegant guitar melodies”.
5.- Pola Women Disco Disco “This duo is made up of Desiree Lune alongside Michel Kuebler, a pair who are split between Berlin and Stuttgart and are inspired by the aesthetics of 80s disco and cinema. Desiree is a singer and writer working on various different projects while studying art at the Kunstakademie Stuttgart. She is used to performing on stage and links here with Michel Kuebler, who is part of electronic bands Rework and She Lies and is adept at crafting synth-based songs and innovative drum machine loops. As Pola Women, the pair create manic rhythms and explore pulsing, immersive sound worlds that combine new wave synthscapes with a signature krautrock beat”.
6.- Middle Class Guilt Middle Class Guilt Perform the songs of Middle Class Guilt Describing the EP the band have said: “Recorded in the winter of 2019 at the Green Door Studio ‘Middle Class Guilt Performs the Songs of Middle Class Guilt’ is: Another pointless shriek into the void. Thinly veiled imposter syndrome. More maladjusted adults complaining along to a backing track. A heart felt effort. A labour of passion. A bit of fun”.
7.- Evie Lulu An Ode To Whoever I started this EP last November, almost to the date that it’s being released. All recorded in my bedroom, I just would be working on it everyday 24/7. I would then mix it and send it over to my very talented friend and producer Finn McCallum. The 5 songs I choose to make the final cut were the ones I just kept going back to, I wanted to show a range of high energy tracks as well as that complete contrast of some more raw pieces of work.
8- All Yours Society “reflects the duo’s time performing at exclusive private events all over the world and is centered around themes of Humanity, Civilization, and Culture – focused primarily on contemporary anxiety around external identity (projection) and public perception”.
9.- Huron Lines Lost At The Border “A direct result of the eclectic and adventurous nature of the scene they grew up with. Across eight tracks and 30 minutes, vocalist/guitarist Dave Mueller’s beautifully dusty delivery shapes the powerful but yearning “Lost in Sarnia”, while bassist RJ Brando helps give “Lonely Lover” an anthemic feel due to his soaring backup vocals. Guitarist Grainger Harris and Drummer Nick Mitchell keep the angular twin guitar attack moving forward, adding lush leads on top of a gutteral groove-filled backbeat to album highlights “Older Now” and “Ready Fire Aim”.
I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support these ebands streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can fin in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Female Rising Stars, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Chill – Folk – Acoustic, Autumn Acoustic, and Sickest & Dopest.
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round up: