Dearly Beloved – Admission

 

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It would have been hard to imagine Canadian band, Dearly Beloved majorly outdoing their last album Enduro at the time of its release, it one glorious slice of garage rock inspired sound built on instinctive and striking imagination, but they have done just that with its successor Admission. If there is such a thing as the perfect record, Dearly Beloved come so close with their new offering. Yet again the band recruits and manipulates the imagination with their sonic tapestries, embracing even greater adventure and variety whilst fully uncaging their rock ‘n’ roll instincts. If the last album was glorious, Admission is majestic; quite simply a primal and ingeniously conjured, addiction sparking roar.

As with its predecessor, the Toronto based band leapt upon and recorded fifth full-length Admission in quick time, using up fourteen days at Dave Grohl’s Studio 666. As ever centered around the vocal pairing of bassist Rob Higgins and Niva Chow, the quartet linked up with produced Daniel Rey (Ramones and Misfits) to record the album, using the famed, 70s era Neve 8028 analogue console that spawned Nirvana’s Nevermind. The result is a proposition which grips ears with vice like tempting while taking feet, hips, and rock ‘n’ roll instincts on a ride of their life.

RIP kicks things off, instantly chaining attention and an eager appetite because of previous successes with a grumbling yet vibrant bassline matched by senses rapping beats. A momentary breath uncages a torrent of hungry riffs and antagonistic rhythms, that in turn the prelude for a controlled yet ferocious rock roar. It is a fiery incitement perfectly contrasted rather than tempered by the warm inviting tones of Higgins and Chow, together a riveting lure in the creative storm. More virulent than the common cold, the track is pure dominance, irresistibly enslaving hips and feet as easily as ears and emotions.

The sensational start is more than matched by These Data, it too fleecing the passions with an opening lure of bass, a swinging groove woven coaxing infesting the psyche as a sonic shimmer sizzles around it. Beats dance with creative tenacity around that prime draw, Higgins again vocally captivating with Chow a similarly magnetic support as the track rumbles and grumbles. It is riveting stuff with guitars adding a great sour spicing to the mix as punk and grunge essences join the garage rock natured proposal.

admission1_RingMasterReviewI Tried To Leave brings a lighter poppier tone next though bass and drums still have that enjoyable crankiness as the pair explores a more Jane’s Addiction flavoured adventure. Every twist and turn in its intoxicating blaze brings fresh ingredients to devour, a psych rock invention only adding to a mouth-watering stomp before Who Wants to Know turns the album’s charge into a prowling, dark toned trespass. Vocally Higgins and Chow conjure a bewitching union whilst sonically the song sears the senses as rhythms dance on the debris with ridiculously infectious wantonness. A subsequent passage of relative calm enables a blues laced groan to emerge, its restrained air remaining as the track expands again until its volatility surges through ears as Chow’s harmonic lures beckon like a siren.

Through the kinetic punk ‘n’ roll of Strobe-Dosing and the abrasive funk of Currents, band and release use the listener like a puppeteer, the first as much pop natured as punk belligerent as it courses relentlessly like blood through veins into the psyche and passions. Its successor holds back its instinctive urge to career through ears, allowing its rhythmic heart and harmonic beauty to entice the senses like a raw blend of Shriekback and Ex Norwegian though as ever, a Dearly Beloved song is never slow in developing new detours and twists to enjoy.

The garage punk devilry of Blood In The Water provides the next major highlight of Admission, its dark heart and tantalising slow rhythmic prowl almost crawling over the senses as electronics atmospherically play and guitars toxically simmer. As vocals and harmonies radiate and yet another wicked bassline from Higgins grips, the track moves and burns like gothic lava.

Its startling presence is matched by that of Boxing Days straight after, the song aural seduction from its bewitching vocals and crabby bassline to its harmonic romancing and infectious tempestuousness. From a fascinating simmer it grows into a conflagrant eruption of sound and intensity impossible to evade not that you will wish to.

It is fair to say there are no weak moments within Admission; no times it comes close to loosening its masterful hold and creative success as proven once more by the closing creative outcries of When You Had The Choice and Future Shock. The former is a romping slice of rock ‘n’ roll with an unmistakable Foo Fighters like boisterousness and aggression in its punk heart while the latter skilfully blends calm and clamour in its own garage rock/punk driven trespass, each entwining a host of flavours in their spirit rousing traps.

It is very easy to keep heaping more praise upon Admission but the evidence is in the sound and time shared with it, though Dearly Beloved need little of either to convince and prove themselves one of the most exciting bands out there.

Admission is out now via Aporia Records across most online stores and @ https://dearlybeloved.bandcamp.com/album/admission-2

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Pete RingMaster 31/01/2017

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Where Fires Are – I’ve Got The Time

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As their new EP, One Four Six One waits in the wings to be released, British alternative rock outfit Where Fires Are have unveiled its lead track I’ve Got The Time. The song is a rousing slice of energy and craft wrapped in an imaginative enterprise which ensures it stands out from the crowd.

where-fires-are-ep-artwork _RingMasterReviewThe seeds of Where Fires Are go back to its five members meeting at Leeds College of Music in 2010. The next couple of years or so saw its individuals playing in various bands or exploring solo projects before Nick Banks, James Clegg, Matt Exton, Robbie Gillespie, and Ash Reynolds finally found themselves free to link up for their own musical adventure. That was late 2013 and since then Where Fires Are has established a potent reputation for sound and live presence. One Four Six One is their next nudge on national attention which, if it lives up to the potential of I’ve Got The Time, is success easy to see coming around the near corner.

The song’s first breath brings a forceful tide of imposing riffs and thumping rhythms as electronics sizzle behind them. Swiftly after its force dissipates as harmony backed vocals and warmly suggestive keys emerge to wrap ears. It is a striking contrast which just works as both extremes provide a matching potency and craft, subsequently merging as the track twists and turns through its emotion driven angst and tempestuousness.

The ever changing landscape of the song is seamless with each new turn adding something new for the imagination to ponder and ears to devour. It is rousing stuff which as just commands attention and a quickly growing appetite for song and sound.

Expect to hear a lot more of Where Fires Are!

The One Four Six One EP is released February 3rd.

Upcoming Live Dates:

Thursday 2nd February – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh

Friday 3rd February – Gulliver’s, Manchester

Saturday 4th February – The Plug, Sheffield

Thursday 9th February – The Face Bar, Reading

Friday 10th February – The Underground, Bradford

Saturday 11th February – The Tubman, Hastings

Wednesday 15th February – 93 Feet East, London

Thursday 16th February – Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow

Monday 20th February – The Joiners, Southampton

Friday 24th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

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Pete RingMaster 31/01/2017

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Vullnet Neziri ft Curtisay – Someday I’ll be Somebody

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Following the success and acclaim found by his previous singles, Macedonia born singer Vullnet Neziri has linked up with Jamaican rapper Curtisay for his third outing, Someday I’ll be Somebody.

From giving praise winning performances on TV show The Voice Of Albania in 2013, Neziri has honed his craft and sound over the two years leading to the release of his debut single You Got Me in 2015. Last year he followed it up with Rollercoaster, a song drawing more eager ears his way. Both songs and indeed Someday I’ll be Somebody show a variety in his releases which is sure to make his first album, scheduled for release later in 2017, an intriguing promise laden proposal.

As his debut track, Someday I’ll be Somebody was written by Academy Award and Grammy Award nominated, Golden Globe winning songwriter Diane Warren and was previously recorded by Justin Bieber. Neziri with Curtisay alongside gives the song a fresh identity which makes it far more interesting proposition than with its previous outing. With a warm jazzy lure around the opening vocal licks of Curtisay, there is instant warmth which entices ears. It is only escalated by the distinctly individual styles of both men, Curtisay providing a variety lined revelry against the emotion fuelled croon of Neziri.

Surrounded with a sound just as eager to imaginatively play, Someday I’ll be Somebody is an inviting slice of enterprise for all pop loving fans.

Someday I’ll be Somebody is out February 3rd through Hook and Rhyme Records.

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Pete RingMaster 31/01/2017

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