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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German Shepherd Records
Live performance art-rock band Weimar just released their new single. A fantastic progression from their conception in 2016, plenty of live shows and music releases have kept the pilot light burning. A sound of 70s avant-garde and 90s college rock comes together in the unique and exciting compositions of this Mancunian four-piece of musical intrigue. Capturing the zeitgeist of the American Dream with a song dedicated to the hard-working serving girls who aspire to be on the other side of the table.
It grows from a humming distortion into a vibrant and catchy chug on guitar and drums as the bassline plunks a steady march. Vocals begin with a loose and evocative melody, punk and grunge seep from the woodwork as the vessel creaks under its own power. Harmonic layers of lyric effervesce on streams of growling guitar and stapled drums stitching everything firmly together. Invigorating and energetic, Weimar show the best sides of their genre with fun and lively, relatable music.
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