As the summer of 2014 faded, Israeli avant-garde rock band Memory In Plant released their ‘Epic Triumph’ EP, an angular collection of arty noises that wasn’t always the easiest to digest. Despite their deliberately obtuse stance, the EP somehow managed to bring entertainment value as bits of tunes fought their way through the cracks of the many spliced together ideas. Unsurprisingly, though, they weren’t so quick to follow up that release…
At the tail-end of 2012, Rick Springfield released the surprisingly chunky ‘Songs For The End of The World’, a near faultless collection of tunes that proved the Australian singer-songwriter was still capable of delivering the goods after four decades and change into his career. In the first quarter of 2016, he made a welcome return with ‘Rocket Science’, an album which, perhaps, although stylistically more fitting for a performer in his mid sixties, still has plenty of heart and could show many younger musicians a thing or twelve.
Real Gone favourites Brockley Forest have a new video out for their track ‘Rubicon’, which you can view in full below.
Last year, Italian/Icelandic indie-rock trio impressed us with their debut EP. To kick off 2016, they’re back with a new track ‘Lost E’, which you can download for free via the widget below.
Although their choice of band name might suggest third rate pop-punk, skateboards and girls ahoy, Wakefield’s terribly monikered One Day, After School… (complete with punctuation) owe no such musical allegiances. Sure, they’ve saddled themselves with a name that wouldn’t suit a band in their advancing years, but musically they’re pretty smart. Their earlier releases deliver indie rock fare that toys with Sonic Youth noise and Pavement‘s slackness, but often with an accessible heart. Their third release – 2016’s ‘In Skeletal’ – is much broader with experimentation from the outset, presenting some great instrumental work bookended by lyrical pieces.