The Bellwether Syndicate
Nexilis Records / Sett Records
Already charting at number 4 in the DAC / German Alternative Chart, the second single from the phenomenal Vestige and Vigil album, Beacons hits streaming sites and the media with force. Based in Chicago, the US alternative-rock and post-punk outfit are influenced by bands like Placebo, New Model Army, and Killing Joke. Made up of a plethora of local talent, William Faith on vocals on guitar, Sarah Rose Faith on vocals and guitar, Philly Peroxide on keyboards and percussion, Stevyn Grey on drums, and Corey Gorey on guitars, the band projects perfection in sound from this well-oiled machine. Formerly of Christian Death, Mephisto Walz, and Shadow Project, frontman William Faith joined the Chicago scene from his Los Angeles home in 2010 and with The Bellwether Syndicate he and the band have never looked back.
Powerful surging guitars open the track as drums smash the temp down in clear and vibrant bursts of snare and cymbal. The bass chugs the rhythm down like tasty liquor as the music evolves to greet the verse. Melodic guitar ring out in spirals of sound as the lyrics draw us in for a gothic poem. The words evoke dream and mystery as the music boils over for the chorus. Chords crash down through the ceiling to push the tide out further with punchy rock motifs. Wailing sombre delivery with tuneful bass end melody gives a unique edge to the song, as guitars and drums hold the treble in check with continual drive. Energetic and evocative, Beacons from The Bellwether Syndicate surges with fiery purple magic.
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The Bellwether Syndicate
Post-punk from the shadows, The Bellwether Syndicate bring the noise and the feels from their home in sunny Chicago. Taken from the album Vestige and Vigil, this new single and video opens the floodgates and lets the music pour out. Gradually at first, we can be sure of the streams that build up into rivers. It’s taken six good years to finalise this record that’s to be released on Sett Records and Nexilis Records at the same time. The band was formed by William Faith, previously of Christian Death, Mephisto Walz, and Shadow Project, with his wife Sarah Rose Faith aka Scary Lady Sarah. Adding Philly Peroxide on keyboards, Stevyn Grey on drums, and Corey Gorey on the guitar, these hand-picked and hard-working artists complete the set.
Rumbling synths build into a fire of raging guitars, thumping bass, and shuddering drums. The punk-rock sound batters through the wall of anticipation. A smash of harmonies and rhythm bears down on the vocal section, adding pressure and release to the verbs as they rhyme in rhythms and catchy hooks. Driving and punchy ferocity keeps the motion hot as the band explore aspects of the sonic universe pieced together by the intention and the flow. Guitars and drums dominate the facia as synths and bass hold the walls steady under their crumbling vibrations. A vocal line continues to throw the drama into the main arena as frantic and brilliant bars hammer down.
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