The Persian Leaps
Maybe Time Will Let Me Forget
From Machines For Living EP
Land Ski Records
Taken from the eagerly-awaited EP due in October, Maybe Time Will Let Me Forget is a tantalizing teaser for us to enjoy right away. The music is in fact a cover version, the original artists recorded it as their only official release. Persian Leaps member Drew Forsberg remembers his uncle, Jon Asher, who enjoyed time in a band with the world-famous folk musician Dan Fogelberg when they were young. The A-side from the 45rpm vinyl by The Coachmen, now a collector's item for sure, the 1967 release gets a shake rattle and roll with all the modern methodology the future has given us.
It begins with swaying guitar and a smooth and solid bass-line. Sunshine distortion wails within the chords that strum in a hippy-glow vibrancy. An ocean of lyrics begins to wash in on tidal energy. Harmonising section bridge the storyline with memorable hooks. The chorus repeats the title to the catchy chops of a surf-folk groove that foams at the edges with glee. Melodic bass is placed high in the mix in order to bring out an orchestral sense of bandmanship. For the middle 8, the music cuts to stick taps as the vocal line fills the void. The next 8 sees the melody rise once more as the boat appears from over the horizon.
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Since beginning her music career just after graduating, Chesney Claire has achieved a huge amount of ground in such a short space of time. First, she moved to Missouri where Chesney Claire made use of some great opportunities. Creating a run of six cover versions with the guidance of Rich Brown from Atlantis, the talent and energy of this young vocalist were already getting attention in some truly high towers. Taking up an offer to move to Las Vegas in order to be closer to the industry framework, Chesney Claire discovered she was already in demand. Putting down session tracks and simultaneously recording her own material, it didn't take long before she was nominated for over twenty awards and had seen the inside of a tour bus on several occasions. Now as a certified Best Songwriter and having worked with huge names such as Producer Tim Coons, President of Cheiron Music Group and the first person to produce The Backstreet Boys, Chesney Claire is following in the footsteps of her mentors. She's now the owner of a publishing company and has working connections in several big name music firms. Her latest single has already achieved tons of streams in just a few days and we've been waiting to bring this great artist to Sound Read Six.
The song starts with a smooth guitar melody that repeats to an evolving rhythm. Chesney Claire begins to sing, her voice covers the tones like silk as the progression gracefully rises in emotion. A poetic and drama infused selection of lyrics run over the bars in dancing patterns with clever echoes and effects that fill the spaces in harmonising clarity. The underscore of bass and synth fuels a passionate yet intimate delivery that sinks in deep as the melody sways with hypnotic allure. A sensual rhythm and a network of memorable moments make The Problem an instant mood muncher that fits in snugly with unending possibilities.
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I Smashed The Looking Glass
From Dancing On A Volcano
The latest single from their long-awaited album, I Smashed The Looking Glass takes Manchester alt-rock outfit Weimar into the realms of surreal psychedelia. The track looks into the modern day issues around identity crisis and public versus private personas. Especially with social media and expressive communication, sometimes we make every effort to appear as something we are not or as what we wish we were. A Mancunian super-group, Weimar is comprised of four big names from stage and sound. Stephen Sarsen from Frank Is Dead and Playground is on guitar, Eddy Edwards of The Deceased is on the drums, John Armstrong of The Speed Of Sound plays the bass, and Aiden Cross from Black Light Mutants is on vocals and guitar. Based in kind on the Kraftwerk track, Hall Of Mirrors, this rock anthem explores the artist's public persona from another angle.
A spooky bass and guitar unison breaks into a funky driving sound as blues rises from the dashboard stereo. The groove and rhythm elevates with artistic drum-fills and poetic lyrics. Spoken word vocal with melodic elocution revels in the fun and lively musicianship that keeps the flow moving at energetic speed. Odd little moments of creepy background sounds swirl in between the verses that kindle a vibrant and mysterious energy. The spell is broken and a new one is cast as the looking glass is smashed and all the spirits are let out of their captivity.
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And 1 More....
The balance of power is tipping towards the feminine as The Kut dominates the UK rock scene with their new album. Taken from the record, And One More provides yet another classic video track to elevate the band beyond their horizons. Fronted by the super-talented Princess Maha and driven onward by her clear vision of stardom, the musical ability of the band match the quality that clothes her like the exquisitry her name demands. Many live shows over the past decade at plenty of quality venues and festivals have propelled the hard working group into ever more climbs of rock n roll. The second studio album makes full use of their home-grown label, Criminal Records. It's the matching of talent, energy, and style that gives The Kut their edge and we can look to the future with wide-eyed expectation as they always manage to exceed themselves with each new venture.
Chunky guitar brings a groovy riff that climbs the energy like a parkour expert. Bass, drums and vocal crash together in a focused pinpoint towards good feelings. Maha has a uniquely identifiable voice that we recognise immediately. The power-chords rage into blues and punk-rock fusion as palm-muted sections roar into fret-board acrobatics that ring like early Nirvana does with meaningful noises. The rock energy is top-notch as the layering and progression keeps moving onward until the end, it just makes us want to press repeat. Topped off with a very sexy video that highlights the social capital being in Team Razors brings, a fan favourite and a memorable punch unify the spirit of the band.
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Pink Turns Blue
Not Gonna Take It
From Tainted Tour 2022 EP
Just in time for their latest tour, billed to kick off on September 2nd, the avant-garde and exciting Pink Turns Blue release a teaser. Running from the mounting success of their latest album, the subsequent tour sees a special release of the EP to make sure everyone can access the full catalogue of talent on offer. Since the band formed way back in 1985, the group have established a serious and multi-generational fan-base that stretches across not only the United States but around the world. What a world it is, since the music was released things have become more clouded. Various perspectives on the same things are clashing beyond the opinion section and people around the globe are experiencing the effects of greed, ignorance, and imperialism. We can only hope that with every peaceful gesture, the dance will gradually evolve. When someone offers us a selfish truth, when the balance is tipped against the conscience, we don't have to take it.
The music begins with a swirling buzzy synthesiser that begins to knead a melody from the fluffy sound. Drums enter to frame the evolution as bass and tone fall into a steady groove. The vocals fold in with expert ease with a tuneful and effected line. Guitars and bass mix with the synthesiser as the progressive composition lifts from each step and raises the energy in gradual fractions. As the chorus breaks, the upward motion begins to dominate as frills and harmonies list in the strong wind blowing in from the shore. The drums shift into a higher gear as distortion fills the guitar with lots of meaty dynamo. A casual and introspective march through the frustration of current events keeps time with the swaggering and dusky music.
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TAINTED 2022 - TOUR DATES
SEP 2 Seattle, WA - Funhouse
SEP 3 Vancouver, Canada - Rickshaw Theatre
SEP 4 Portland, OR - Star Theater
SEP 6 Garden City, ID - Visual Arts Collective (VAC)
SEP 7 Salt Lake City, UT - The Urban Lounge
SEP 9 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
SEP 10 San Diego, CA - Casbah
SEP 11 Los Angeles, CA - Part Time Punks, Echoplex
SEP 15 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
SEP 17 Dallas, TX - Cheapsteaks (aka. Cheap Steaks)
SEP 18 Austin, TX - Sunny's Backyard
SEP 22 Tampa, FL - Crowbar
SEP 23 Miami, FL - Gramps
SEP 26 Atlanta, GA - 529 Bar
SEP 27 Richmond, VA - The Camel
SEP 29 Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit
OCT 4 Toronto, Canada - The Garrison
OCT 5 Montreal, Canada - Bar Le Ritz PDB
OCT 6 Rochester, NY - Photo City Music Hall
OCT 7 Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
OCT 8 Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel
OCT 9 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
OCT 10 Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
OCT 14 Pinto, Spain - DarkMAD Festival Madrid
OCT 28 Rüsselsheim, Germany - These Days Festival 2022
DEC 15 Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
DEC 16 Manchester, UK - Night People
DEC 17 London, UK - Electrowerkz
Kites And Darts
The Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate frontman and producer, Malcolm Galloway, strikes back with his sixth solo studio album. Comprised of new and previously unreleased material, Patterns extends the artist's minimalist-classical direction into ever more impressive cartography. This phenomenal talent began his music career once he'd already become a doctor. A trained neuroscientist and biologist, Malcolm Galloway takes the intuitive nature of living systems to his musical compositions. The album's title, Patterns, directs to the correlation and tessellation of units within biological frameworks. Synchronising this concept yet further, the video track Kites and Darts is named after a type of Penrose Tiling, which is an aperiodic or non-uniform pattern that covers an entire surface.
A moving landscape enters with scattered notes hanging in loose harmony. Vivid and angular tones sway in folk-like chords and atmospheres. A magical formation of composed elegance grows like crystal as exciting twinges of key change lift the abstraction higher. Piano dances with its own shadow as the undercarriage of flow is released into ethereal quietude. Symbolic tones rise like submerged bells as the string section drifts on ambient clarity grasped within the ghostly and opaque storyline of piano. Hypnotic episodes of repetitive progression lean towards the glowing innards of expression as the motion picture glides from scene to scene with gradual enchantment.
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