January 04, 2021.
Week 52 2022 Should I say goodbye or hello? Hi, you all, I hope you’re having a great start to the week/year, YES!!! We’re back, welcome to your Blog LT1KF my dear music lovers, this time with the last week of 2021 with 9 handpicked albums/eps for you to enjoy, yes we’re on vacation, I hope you’re ready to go, full of energy and with the right mindset to face this new year full of opportunities, 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- Quizboy Bella. In his own words: “Bella was my dog and one of the key points, when things started to change during quarantine, is that she died. It set a tone for a lot of the other things I wrote on the album, that goes into a lot of different subject matter of toxic relationships, struggles with alcohol and depression” You can read our review here.
“I’m not going to fuck my way to the bottom,” she says, thinking over the many times she was treated as a sex object and propositioned for business favors.
But it’s not just being a woman: People love to ask her, “‘do you make black rock or white rock?'” She responds with her trademark quiet strength, “If I’m being truthful, all rock is black rock”
3.- Elliott Kean, Generation Breakdown in his own words: “is a real labour of love. Over a year and a half in the making, it comprises almost an hour of music across 10 tracks. The album title implies a dual meaning. Firstly, mental breakdown, the generation likely most open about mental health and often referred to as snowflakes. Secondly, climate & ecological breakdown, the generation that has inherited environmental crisis and the generation that must fix it. So what’s it like to be alive today? There are themes running through the album exploring modern life i.e. overconsumption in the song ‘Clutter’ and instant gratification and the 9 to 5 treadmill in ‘Kings Of Old’.”
4- Wizzeau Eponymous Debut Album in their own words: “The whole album is just two friends having fun, whilst playing obviously excellent music. ‘DRUGZ!’ ‘Got Laid’ and ‘Free Love’ explores subjects we obviously know loads about…’Je Suis La Biblioteque’ brings in some culture, ‘Glowstachio’ really demonstrates our talents at storytelling, whilst ‘Here Is Our Song’ brings the album to a close in a real tear-jerking ecstacy of sound. This album is not just that, it’s a musical journey into the depths of the human condition”
5.- Guerilla State Autonomy: Part Two One of my favorite bands from last year (and part of our Top 100 Songs 2021 finish strong 2021 with this EP, we have Automony: Part One back in March, and this one is even better.
“Comprised of two members hailing from Ireland and Australia, Guerilla State offers a global perspective on governmental affairs and failings in an age of misinformation; shedding a light of transparency, unrestricted and uninfluenced from the pressures of social conformity. Guerilla State embodies a fearless form of expression in an age of artistic suppression, a philosophy of autonomy”.
6.- Michael Ransom 20/21 This one is really good, I strongly recommend taking your time to enjoy it, in his own words: “It’s my first EP recorded in Lockdown. It’s an introduction to my sound. I really wanted to be honest with my lyrics and try and create an immersive consistent sound”. And I have to say that he nailed it.
7- XOXO ADRIO For Breakfast “XOXO ADRIO is the alter ego of percussionist, composer, and producer Adrian Ortman from Sweden. His music mixes odd time signatures, sounds, and concepts from jazz, punk, and alternative pop. Adrian’s experience playing in punk bands as a teen echoes through his music. That, mixed with synthesizers and jazzy voicings creates dreamy, electronic soundscapes with energetic forces”.
8.- Black Priest The Soul Scar In their own words: “Our first EP, “The Soul Scar”, covers a subject that is part of the lives of all members, and that was the reason for great difficulties that everyone went through, which is psychic suffering and mental health disorders. Having faced problems such as anxiety, depression, and panic disorder, we have all always found some support and relief from our afflictions in Metal and in the bands we are fans of. Thus, we decided, through a catharsis, to transmit our entire trajectory with psychic suffering in a set of songs that represented our feeling, in order to share our experience with our audience”.
9.- After-Math Temporal & Knowable “These tracks represent a culmination of my songwriting skills and I’m hugely proud how it turned out. I feel like I make music that I want to listen to, which was always the goal”.
I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support these bands 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, Missing You…, For When The Time Is Right, and Sickest & Dopest.
Remember that you can always find me here Linktree Jpgchief for all my social media and collaborations.
P.S. If you enjoy discovering new artists and fresh new music you can subscribe to this blog Less Than 1,000 Followers and for submissions you can join us here!!!
Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this roundup: