Following the split of alternative rock band My Cruel Goro, Andrea Marcellini unleashed his “shadow self” Andy K. Leland and set about recording stripped down, acoustic demos of more personal songs. The results eventually took shape as the DIY EP ‘Happy Daze’ in September 2017.
They’ve got a spiky 90s alternative vibe.
They love a groove that harks back to the 70s.
They delight in mixing styles, giving their brand of rock a quirky edge.
They are Squid Cult.
Back in April, Roo Panes released a digital single ‘My Sweet Refuge’. Its sparse and haunting qualities drew comparisons to Nick Drake from many, partly due to the songs fragility, but also it’s obvious Englishness.
Three months on, Roo has released a new video. ‘Sketches of Summer’ is taken from his 2018 album ‘Quiet Man’ which was released via CRC Records in June.
Following a five year hiatus, Sheffield doom/sludge metal band Naisian have returned…and they’re ready to destroy you. A new EP, ‘Rejoinder’, is released on July 6th and is everything you ever wanted from the band. It’s got some of the biggest riffs this side of the new Morag Tong album.
Aisles have been generating excitement among the prog rock community for a few years now, but their current album ‘Hawaii’ has seen the Chilean band gaining more press than ever. Given the level of musicianship and complexities found within the album, it’s hardly surprising.
A world away from the usual Genesis and Yes wannabes, Aisles genuinely absorb all kinds of influences into their work. The album has been promoted through a series of live videos already, but they’ve just unleashed a reasonably lengthy clip for ‘Club Hawaii’, which you can watch in full below.