Heidi Serwer, Rath Bath, Café Velorio, and more…

February 19 2022.

Week 07 2022 Hey, time is going fast, and if you maybe haven’t had enough time to find new music out there, you know that we champion unknown and upcoming bands that really deserve a shot, that the only thing that they need is that we listen to them, what the have to say with their lyrics or music (most of the times both) and this week is no exception we have 9 handpicked albums/eps 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- Heidi SerwerPalm Tree On The Drywall” a pandemic-era creation, and you can hear the resulting more minimalistic and introspective approach to songwriting quite clearly. It’s not a depressing release, quite the contrary – “Palm Tree on a Drywall” is a collection of 6 songs speaking of little big things and memories that have been present in the artist’s life. It’s also a vessel for hope, and her soothing singing voice with soft guitar-based instrumentation fills that duty perfectly.You can keep reading our review here.

2.- Rat Bath Rat From Hell This 11 track collection offers a brutal rollercoaster of heavy, soft, and plain-old rampaging emotions. As you might know, Rat Bath has been working on the creation of a story based on past experiences. A witch whose powers are rendered useless when a demon appears in their home having been paid to capture them by a past abuser. You can keep reading our review here.

3.- Cafe Velorio, “Balada en Cinco Dosis” A dark atmosphere. Spoken word poetry with puzzling, dark lyrics inspired by the deepest depths of the human psyche. Offbeat music with sudden changes in rhythm, tone, and moods. A sensation of dread, followed by a sweet catharsis. These are just some sentences that barely describe Balada en Cinco Dosis (Ballad in Five Doses), the newest concept album by Uruguayan experimental band Café Velorio. You can keep reading our review here.

4- Long Term Parking Luxory Luxory   in their own words: “ Our music may sound complicated at first listen, but I think that underneath the skin it is not complicated, quite the opposite, I find it actually simple. It just flows. It’s probably not easy to get acquainted with it for the first time, because it’s hard to classify. But if you let yourself be drawn into the plot and start to trust it, I believe she can take you to interesting and uncharted places”. Our review coming really soon.

5.- Kate Ellis Spirals  In her own words: “I’m an Americana/Country-Folk singer-songwriter born in Louisiana, raised in NYC and now based in London. My southern country-folk roots come from my dad who as a young man once played guitar with Hank Williams on the famous Louisiana Hayride, where Elvis and Johnny Cash started out.

My sophomore album ‘Spirals’ is about getting lost in the maze of obstacles and pain we encounter in life – how we go around in circles inside our head, or try to get back things we can’t, or solve a pain there’s no solution to. And it’s about getting out of these spirals to a more peaceful place on the other side. The collection of songs came out of a process of soul searching that allowed me to quiet the thought storms in my head and find my balance in the world”.  You can read here our review for the track Scars part of this album

6.- Allan J. Kimmel Été/Hiver “The alternative ambient album Été/Hiver represents the initial collaboration between Departure Street (A J Kimmel) and Sonidos Precarios (Francisco Sanfuentes). As one reviewer described it (Robin James, Igloo Magazine), ‘Sonidos Precarios has teamed up with Departure Street to create a wondrous statement, perhaps about the distance between Paris and Santiago (where summer and winter are simultaneous in opposite hemispheres), sharing their divergent styles on a common instrument, the electric guitar. Creating an ethereal and dream-like experience that uses their improvised sonic language to tell stories they have always wanted to explore, sounds they love. This is a remarkable gift to intrepid listeners.”

7- Hollow Pledge  Silent Cheers   Silent Cheers is a showcase of what happens when 3 musicians with very different musical influences create music. This EP blends elements of Pop Punk, Post Hardcore and Progressive Rock. The versatility of this EP allows us to reach a large variety of listeners and perform in many different music scenes. In summary Silent Cheers has something for everybody and is sure to resonate with those who enjoy upbeat, high energy instrumentals layered with catchy and relatable lyrics.

8.- Jvliet Seven Hills In her own words:  “The EP «Seven Hills» reflects my journey as a 25 year-old girl, my doubts, disillusions with love and friendships, but always with a hopeful conclusion. It exposes the moment where I decided to stop over- thinking and just act without regrets, which is the main message of my songs. Seven Hills represents this travel through the ups and downs of life. The title also refers to Rome, the city constructed on seven hills, where I started writing this project.

After touring around small Parisian venues with my former band, I decided to start my own project, JVLIET, in total auto-production, so I could manage the whole creative process as I pictured it. Influenced by the new wave, pop punk, rock mouvement, I went back to a more classical way of composing with only my piano. Than I added a more electronic sound and rhythm which created a new universe, a more poppy vibe with a rock undertone”.

9.- Shambertans Symptoms Of The Fear In their own words “’Symptoms of the Fear’ is our second EP and brings together four new tracks that reflect our commitment to writing melodic pop/rock songs with a strong emphasis on vocal hooks, energetic guitars and a weighty rhythm section. The lyrics speak of introspection and the power of reflection, themes that also inspired the artwork.”

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, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Female Rising Stars, 12 New Songs This Week, 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:

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