Interested to see that John Congleton has an album coming out soon from his new band The Nighty Nite, this project has been floating around for what seems like an age, so it’s a treat to finally hear something new from him. The new Deftones is also sounding pretty good and a record from Sumac is coming soon – so plenty of ear candy on the way. It’s been a great start to the new year, with some quality records already released, I’ve been enjoying these:
Neurotic Fiction – Demo
A new demo from Livi of Hell Money and Twisted, this is great – Livi’s voice is fantastic, and this low-key, low-fi release really suits her style. Its not as loud and heady as the other bands I’ve seen her perform with but it works really well here. I’m hoping this demo leads to much more.
Acid Fast – Last Night On Earth
I was worried I wouldn’t like this album as much as their last, but I needn’t have been, as its just as melodic and raw – a combination that I love. Their catchy punky-indie tunes are addictive and distinctive. Definitely one for my album of the year list.
Terrible Love – Change Nothing EP
Quality HC which interested me initially as the band boasts former members of Goodtime Boys, Bastions and Grappler. The sound here is meaty and tuneful with a raw edge, and their experience shines through, but they’ve also managed to keep things sounding fresh. I really like what I’ve heard here and will be checking them out when they tour the EP in April around the UK.