Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but at Vinyl Chapters it brings with it another day of fantastic new music! This week we have four wonderful tracks featuring sonic flows, fuzzy guitars, laid-back indie-folk, and little bits of pop thrown in for good measure. As always, click the pics for a listen.
Lindsay Jarman – The Gallery
Based around finding the first healthy love of her life, Lindsay Jarman’s The Gallery is a wonderfully open folk-tinged journey through warm melodies, settled beats and subtle yet playful guitar work. Jarman opens up freely throughout, feeling secure to do so as the piano track ebbs and flows before a catchy chorus hits with vocals that dance to the rhythm. A strong yet eloquent piece that will have you coming back for more.
Nightshifts – Beach
With romantic guitar loops and a vintage synth-soundscape, Beach from Nightshifts may start slow and steady, but it gradually builds to an all-out guitar-emblazoned romp for the ears. Drums build before a grittier, fuzz-laden chorus hits reminding of late nights listening to your favourite songs with your favourite people. It’s a call to a summer we lost last year and one that we all deserve.
Saloon Dion – VHS
Bristol 3-piece Saloon Dion delve into a lively pop-punk sound on VHS that calls on the likes of The Stranglers or Talking Heads amongst a spoken-word style before hitting hard in an addictive, shouty chorus. Fuzzy guitars awaken spontaneously to keep you interested amongst delightfully frank lyrics and an energy that wakes you up at will to blast your ears against a playful sound. A fine track that will put a smile on your face.
Adar Alfandari – The Security Alarm
His last track from debut album Gold Dust, The Security Alarm has a dark and pondering flow that suits the juxtaposing vocal performance. Written about politicians in Isreal who use fear and war to maintain their hold, it’s obviously something close to Alfandari’s heart which he plays out through settled flows and gentle guitars. There’s also a spattering of synth work that especially brings the chorus alive.