The Passed is the latest EP from The Passing Fancy, the solo project of Wakefield based musician Paul Bateson.Kicking off with the reflective yet bouncy All I Wanna Do (Is Get Drunk Today), which instantly makes you want to be down the pub singing along to the chorus.Beer & Wine (I’ll Be Fine) screams of heartbreak, pulling at your heartstrings while also seeing a great take on traditional folk music by accompanying some wonderful strings along with guitars that meld together perfectly.The Passing Fancy then jump into a short sharp burst of garage rock on Let Me Know (Or Let Me Go) which sees a change in direction for them all be it a good one.Despite coming in at less than six minutes the EP is splendidly put together and with the promise of new music for later in the year it leaves me looking forward to hearing more from The Passing Fancy.
Hailing from the North Yorkshire Moors, Avalanche Party are the latest signings to Clue Records and have made their single, I’m So Wet available courtesy of the independent label.As is now expected from anything brought out by Clue Records this is yet another barnstorming track from a band that I already can’t wait to hear more from.This sublime garage rock tune firmly roots itself in psychedelia in addition to guitars that swirl around the chorus that looms fascinatingly over you.I’m So Wet then builds into a track that leaves you with such a sense of urgency that made me go find out about this band as well as making me truly excited to her more from Avalanche Party.
The Black Delta Movement are a five-piece band from Hull who have their roots firmly planted in a psychedelic and garage rock sound. The band formed back in 2010 and have released the Seven Circles EP which acts as a taster to what they’re all about as well as this they are currently embarking on a European tour across the continent.
The EP kicks off with its title track that fits comfortably into the psych rock bracket that has a great breakdown that allows the track to have a feeling of improvisation towards the end. Charlie Don’t Surf is more of a slow burner that allows its constant pounding beat to drive it along, whilst giving some excellent vocals a platform to shine. The long, drawn out Southlands is accompanied by some brilliantly subtle guitar parts that add depth to this song before building to a triumphant climax full of feedback that brings Seven Circles to a fitting conclusion.
Secret Tongues are a new band from London formed in 2016, there is a certain air of mystery about the band as they only have a couple of songs to date. Glass Beach begins with a smooth, flowing intro that goes nicely into a short and sharp burst of some great guitars that are over before you know it. The understated vocals really round it off to make a great tune that is also accompanied by a trippy video that is not to be missed. There are a couple more tracks to hear on the bands SoundCloud page that fall somewhere between psychedelia and garage rock that make for an intriguing sound as well as leaving you looking forward to hearing more from this Secret Tongues.