Dearist – This House Has No Windows

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Enticed by its name and enthused by the praise of others in regard to a previous release, there was real intrigue in place entering into This House Has No Windows, the debut album from UK band Dearist. This is a band beginning to stir up a healthy buzz around themselves and it is easy to hear why as song by song, the encounter captivated ears and imagination. Released through Close To Home Records, the Southend-on-Sea independent home of the likes of Faux, Sneeze, Tilde, Of Us Giants, Walleater, and Great Sale Day, the nine-track encounter is a fascinating proposal of unpredictable and diverse flavours that at its heights lights a fire in the passions and in its lesser successes sparks a hungry appetite for more.

The Wolverhampton hailing Dearist began as the studio side project for bassist/vocalist Adam Binder of Kyoto Drive, it soon taking over as his main focus and becoming a full live band with the addition of fellow Kyoto Drive band mate and drummer Mitch Davis alongside guitarist/vocalist Chris Tucker and guitarist Michael Ingram, with more recently guitarist Lee Jarratt bringing Dearist to a quintet. Last year saw the release of debut single Get What You Want, its attention grabbing success backed by album teasers Fix and Leecher. With a sound described as emo/alternative rock but much more involved and varied than that description can suggest, Dearist are now poised to poke at broader spotlights with This House Has No Windows, a success easy to assume.

dearist packshot_RingMaster Review   This House Has No Windows is on fire from its first second, opener Geneocide bounding in on stirring rhythms and an enjoyably piercing jangle of guitar. It is equally as sonically hazy as it is openly precise, the magnetic vocals of Binder and Tucker uniting in a warm but vociferous roar amidst similarly inflamed sound. Slips into mellower caresses only add to the seducing whilst accentuating the creative ferocity of the track’s rawer urgent energy. It is a glorious start carrying some recognisable if indefinable hues to its hooks and melodic prowls which just adds to the drama and persuasive power of the song.

The following Fix opens on a reflective kiss of piano before opening up its heart in another fiery but more restrained wind. It is a climate though which gets more intense as vocals raise their emotional energy and the guitars cast an evocatively alluring weave of invention and creative expression. With a unique character but matching impressive craft as its predecessor, the track reinforces the album’s strong start with Blemish adding its own potency straight after. Lying somewhere between My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus & Mary Chain, and with shadows draping its heart and melancholy fuelling its reflection, the song is a bewitching seducing leaving the imagination alive and easy pickings for the Billy Talent like resourcefulness and angst of Fake to make use of. Though a bit of a slow burn compared to the songs before it on ears, it soon emerges as another highlight as it increasingly enthralling and involving emotions with every passage of time shared.

Leecher steps up next to uncage its creative and emotional bellow, intricate melodies colluding with provocative textures, vocals, and the earthier touch of bass and swiping beats. Providing another chorus and indeed array of twists which swiftly lure participation from those within its tempest, the song has satisfaction brimming before making way for the brief and darkly ethereal Something Unreal. A hug of voices within a repetitious sonic haunting, the track is neither an intro nor feeling like something full, it more a glimpse into another parallel moment somewhere and throughout very intriguing if a little puzzling.

Both Reign and What You Want continue that level of tempting, each missing the same spark found in the bigger triumphs before them for personal tastes but with shadowy drama and magnetic layers within the first and the muscular skeleton of the latter courting an increasingly predacious rock ‘n’ roll air, each captures ears and thoughts with open prowess.

The album is brought to a close by Crawl and its fusion of melodic romance and vocal temptation with initially low key rhythms which become more imposing yet equally flirtatious in an excellent finale to This House Has No Windows, release and song ending on an inflamed crescendo of sound and emotion.

This House Has No Windows is an irresistible encounter becoming more forceful and impressive in its adventure during a listen and in subsequent plays. The fact there is still room where it might have made an even more enslaving impression makes Dearist one very exciting prospect and very likely the next musical passion for a great many.

This House Has No Windows is released October 23rd via Close To Home Records on Ltd Edition 12” vinyl @ http://closetohomerecords.com/webstore/dearist-this-house-has-no-windows-180g-12 and digitally through https://cthrecords.bandcamp.com/ as a name your price download.

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Daylight – One More Fight

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Though released back home a year ago, One More Fight gets its own UK release this month on the eve of Spanish pop punks Daylight’s UK tour. Such its storming collection of contagious anthems it would be no surprise if a great many of British genre fans have already a copy of their highly persuasive release in their collection, but if not, the time has come to grab some, not ground-breaking but inescapably rousing, pop punk either for the speakers or live.

Formed in 2004, the Barcelona hailing quartet has over the years toured through Europe, Russia, China, and Japan, as well as successfully play Groezrock, headline The X-Games, and shared stages with the likes of MXPX, McFly, Reel Big Fish, Zebrahead, and The Ataris. Their imminent tour around the UK is their first though and as mentioned marked by the release of One More Fight. Produced and mixed by Andrea Fusini (Upon This Downing, Ms. White, Ready Set Fall) alongside Andrew Wade (A Day to Remember, The Ghost Inside, A Loss for Words), the album instantly leaps on ears igniting body and appetite with boisterous ease.

Opener Anthem Of The Broken lives up to the first part of its title immediately, vocal harmonies and roars within tenacious riffs igniting ears as punchy rhythms give them a healthy examination. There is nothing flawed musically in the song either, the heavy wiry tone of Olek Burek’s bass irresistible whilst the guitars of Wojtek Burek and Albert Domenech almost dance on the senses as they cast magnetic aggression and fiery enterprise. The combined vocal persuasion of the Burek brothers is just as impressive too, the track strolling with lively attitude and physical prowess into waiting imagination and enjoyment.

cover_RingMaster Review     The following Kickbacks is a touch more reserved in its assault but still a thumping encounter built on the voracious swipes of Victor Vera’s muscle on drum skin. With the body soon bouncing as eagerly as the song’s, rich satisfaction is alive without a care for the kind of general familiarity which seems to come with pop punk releases as a whole. As the track shows, The Daylight touch and impassioned energy brings an ingredient which makes already strong songwriting standout from the masses too, that and an ability to create instinctive hooks and melodies which seem to know what tastes like and want.

The forcibly catchy Consequences takes over with its own easy going and rigorously infectious stomp next, guitars and bass a busy maelstrom of enterprise pierced by again heftily swung beats and wrapped in the captivation of the vocals. It also continues the imagination which brings resourceful and unexpected twists in certain moments, an invention even more open in the sonic shimmer of Now Or Never. The song entwines elegant melodies around expected catchiness, vocals leading the gentle but anthemic roar as in its lining, a great glimpse of discord and shadowed contrast comes and goes to further entice.

We Are Strong has a Jimmy Eat World spicing to its tempting, the electro winking of its predecessor again pulsating in the enthused hug of the song. With a New Found Glory scented air brewing up and subsequently soaking the heart of the track, its more than agreeable presence swaps with the equally alluring loud croon of Another Day. Though neither proposition incites the same energy of responses as those before them, each leaves ears with a smile and pleasure strong before being eclipsed by the Good Charlotte meets Weezer meets McFly like Best Days of Our Lifes. There is a touch of Green Day to the song too, and a wealth of imagination from Hammond-esque keys to rap shaped vocals which ensure it is a proposition which, without major originality on show, offers a fresh and bewitching weave of eclectic contagion.

The song should be the closing track to One More Fight, its feel good factor the perfect way to end the album. In fact it could even be as the track line-up is marked two ways on the promo sent to us and on the band’s Bandcamp different again, so do not take our line-up as read, just that it is true to the quality of the great release.

The thrilling Revolution is next in our schedule, from a grouchy bassline and confrontational incitement from drums and guitars, the song challenges and enlists full involvement in its aggressive anthem of a roar. Green Day again springs to mind as the track rivals the starters for best track honours, its defiance in word and emotion the griping fuel to the sound igniting fresh greed.

The final two songs on the album keep things rolling along with joyful energy, End Of The World releasing its Living End spiced rock ‘n’ roll first leaving Crazy Youth Gone Wild to bring a thoroughly enjoyable romp of a release to a rewarding close. As suggested One More Fight is not Daylight breaking down walls or reshaping the pop punk scene but it is them proving they are one of the genre’s most potent if for many still secret pleasures.

Britain time to get on those feet and romp…

One More Fight is released in the UK on 23rd October.

Daylight’s UK tour dates:

27 Oct – London, Boston Music Room

28 Oct – Edinburgh, Opium

29 Oct – Ayr, West Of The Moon

30 Oct – Dundee, Drouthys

31 Oct – Glasgow, Nice And Sleazy

01 Nov – Sheffield, The Hop

02 Nov – Derby, The Vic Inn

03 Nov – Frome, Cheese And Grain

04 Nov – Swansea, The Scene

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Pete RingMaster 23/10/2015

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ReVerbed – Another Year, Still Here

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Leading up to the release of their new EP Another Year, Still Here, guitarist/co-vocalist Zoë Waugh of UK rockers ReVerbed revealed that “when we were half way through recording this E.P, we came so close to packing it all in”, going on to say “ultimately, we couldn’t bring ourselves to give up on six years of hard work. So, we are still here, still strong and still loving what we do.” With its title assumingly reflecting that moment, the four-track release shows why we should all give a sigh of relief that the Brighton based band did carry on. It is a sparkling bundle of snarling pop punk with the roar of hungry rock ‘n’ roll that, though maybe stronger in its first half, provides a consistently enjoyable captivation.

Originally from Doncaster, ReVerbed consists of guitarist /co-vocalist George Donoghue, drummer Josh, and bassist Joe alongside Zoë, a quartet uniting in high school and staying together through “through college, University, jobs, MySpace…”, their music blossoming in that undoubtedly creative stability. 2012 saw the release of the band’s Keyholes & Whispers EP, its attention nudging release surpassed by their well-received debut album This Machine the following year. With singles also making strong persuasions, ReVerbed equally earned a potent reputation for their hunger for hitting stages and giving the live scene a storming time. Now through that emotional struggle, ReVerbed stand ready to make another strong impact on national recognition with Another Year, Still Here.

ReVerbed AW_RingMaster Review   It opens with the excellent Breathe In Breathe Out, ears instantly impressed as an early mix of alluring vocals within a caress of guitar provides an inviting finger into the song. Low key but thickly potent, it takes alert anticipation into a healthy stroll of eager riffs, firm rhythms, and Zoë’s charming vocals. There is already a fiercer lining to the song too, the mix of vocals from Zoë and Donoghue, amongst further great vocal hues, adding drama to the great unpredictable and provocative adventure of sound and imagination around them. Punk ‘n’ roll virulence with pop infection fuelling its tenacity, the track continues to leap and twist in ears, instinctive hooks providing further irresistible bait.

The outstanding start continues with Bury Me, the band’s new single. Its grouchy opening quickly has ears and appetite on side, riffs a stirring proposal from which the riveting predatory prowl of the bass takes centre stage for a moment, quickly being courted by sinew swung beats and Zoë’s ever enticing delivery. The track is soon cantering with contagious enterprise whilst still showing an antagonistically carnivorous side. Once more the invention in songwriting and sound impresses and excites as too the just as skilfully nurtured vocal diversity and resourcefulness.

Keep Me In Your Eyes is next up, its entrance less dramatic than its predecessors but soon creating a highly agreeable flame of rock shaped by masterful slithers of imagination and fluid enterprise in vocals and hook littered melodies. It is fair to say that for personal tastes the song is missing the boldness of the first two tracks, and their ‘grouchier’ nature, but easily keeps the satisfaction high as too does closing track Promises. A slower tempting than earlier songs, despite making a strong first impression, it grows into a lingering slice of pop punk with a romancing melodic elegance and smoulder to its body. When you find a melody, hook, or own vocal chords repeating at will, you know a song has something potent in its presence, Promises a prime example.

Another Year, Still Here is not a ground-breaking slice of pop punk but it is one majorly pleasing and individually enjoyable romp to get hungry over. Time for another sigh that ReVerbed saw sense.

The Another Year, Still Here EP is out from October 23rd

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Animal Hands – Edge Of The World

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Midway through recording their new album, Australian rock band Animal Hands have released new single Edge Of The World, a tantalising teaser to presumably the treats to be found on their new full-length scheduled for early 2016. It is a compelling lure of fuzzy guitar, dirtier air, and the siren-esque vice of Danielle Whalebone, resulting something little less than sonic magnetism.

Formed in 2011 by singer/songwriter/guitarist Danielle Whalebone, Animal Hands has increasingly lured loyal support and keen attention, with their self-titled debut EP of 2013 one of the first enticements alongside a successfully hungry live presence. Produced by Lindsay Gravina (Rowland.S Howard, Cosmic Psychos, Magic Dirt), the release garnered a wealth of praise and airplay across the Australian media and subsequently further field, the US and Europe included. September last year saw the release of the single Roaring Girle, also recorded, as with Edge Of The World, with Gravina. This past April, Whalebone with lead guitarist Francesco Manuse, bassist James Price, and drummer Noosh! began work on their first album, for which the band now gives us a highly flavoursome hint.

Edge of the World swiftly encases the senses in a guitar led caress of sound, relaxing its initial thrust as the distinctive tones of Whalebone serenade the ears. The track’s air gets thicker and busier again as the chorus rouses further attraction and appetite though , its catchy wind alive with scuzzy sonic enterprise and the tempering but just as fascinating dark hues of rhythms. Courted by the deeper seriously understated vocals of the band, there still no escaping that lure within the enticingly bracing roar of sound, it is the voice of Whalebone that takes centre stage without defusing the temptation and impact of the sounds around her. It is a mesmeric mix playing like a post punk fusion of Daisy Chainsaw, Belly, and Veruca Salt, and increasingly alluring over time.

To be accompanied by a film clip directed and edited by Whalebone and filmed by Damon Eames retelling the wonderland story with stop animation sourced from the 1950’s, Edge Of The World definitely gets anticipation brewing for the impending Animal Hands album, whilst right now sparking rich enjoyment.

Edge Of The World is released October 24th

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New York Tourists – Call

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Whether being described as Queens of The Stone Age meets Foals is a true colour to the New York Tourists sound we are still debating but it does hint at the rich flavour and textures within it, qualities ripe in the band’s new single Call.

cover_RingMaster Review    It is fair to say that the British alternative rock quartet has been garnering hefty praise in reviews and attention since the release of their debut EP, Thankyou & Goodnight late 2012, its track Chew Me Up, Spit Me Out, selected as one of BBC Introducing’s top 10 tracks of 2013. Its success helped lead New York Tourists to support slots for the likes of The Subways, The View, The Sunshine Underground, and Buzzcocks whilst also headlining the Alternative Stage at Blackburn Festival. Second EP Dead Man’s Leather was unveiled in 2014 via London based label Kittiwake Records, and more acclaim and attention flew their way as well as opportunities to play with band such as We Are Scientists, The Cribs, and Shed 7 soon after. Having begun recording their successful Kickstarter funded debut album earlier this year and playing Hogton Tower in Preston as the main support to Status Quo in front of 12,000 people, the foursome of vocalist/guitarist Gary Taylor, guitarist Carl Rutherford, bassist Adrian Mckenzie, and drummer Joe Mooney have had an exciting year, one only continuing with Call, the band whetting and inflaming the appetite for their album at the same time.

The single opens with the falsetto prowess of Taylor, his lofty tones backed by more earthbound hues, presumably also his own, as guitars cast their magnetic lure over ears and around the lively rhythmic frame of the song. With a scent of psych rock and post punk/new wave spice to its invitingly volatile climate and body, the track canters along with an engaging melodic character and busy energy around an impressive vocal tempting. Rhythmically the song reminds of fellow Brits The Sea, whilst its vocal and inventive heart offers a familiarity hard to pin down but certainly with seeds in more adventurous Brit Pop.

Leaving a certain want for more, Call is a potent tempter for the New York Tourists album whenever that comes along, and if its songs can match up to the single, more highly enjoyable times are afoot.

Call is released October 24th

Upcoming Live Dates:

30th October – Camden Barfly

13th November – Ferret, Preston

19th November – Wharf Chambers, Leeds

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Pete RingMaster 23/10/2015

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Niall James Holohan – New Wave (Is This Rock N Roll)

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Just who is Niall James Holohan, I hear you ask. Well there is little to share about the Irish born, London based solo artist and producer it seems except to say that his debut single, New Wave (Is This Rock N Roll), is a real devilment of electronic fuelled rock ‘n’ roll to get down and feisty with. Already described as being ‘reminiscent of Odelay era-Beck and Morning Glory era-Oasis with allusions to 90s hip hop and EDM’, a suggestion we can certainly half agree with, the first part, the Dubliner’s introduction is a virulent stomp of boisterously varied flavours and seriously inciting energy, and hell of a lot of fun.

Pulsating keys with a throaty tone and magnetic shimmer instantly cup ears before New Wave (Is This Rock ‘N’ Roll) erupts in a lively and eager shuffle punctured by deftly landed beats and guitar bred sonic fire. Every passing second though, brings an unpredictable jab of sound and twist of imagination, the track’s core a perpetually determined incitement in tone and shape but attracting splatters of enterprise like a magnet. Holohan’s vocals similarly have a variety to their delivery which matches the infection of hooks, subsequent spicy grooves, and the evolving web of keys.

As great as New Wave (Is This Rock N Roll) is, it is only one song so not really enough to get too carried away over in regard to the Niall James Holohan sound and invention, but just roll on its successor is the nurtured reaction and anticipation.

New Wave (Is This Rock N Roll) is out now via Black Meringue @ http://nialljamesholohanmusic.bandcamp.com/track/new-wave-is-this-rock-n-roll

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