It seems March is ‘old-school Goth Power-Rock’ month, with The Faces Of Sarah providing the epic sound-track; there’s big swell keyboards, huge guitar power chords, and the sort of driving drums and pushing bass that fills the soundscape. Sisters Of Mercy and The Mission mixed with big rock production. There’s an epic guitar solo, swathed in delay and reverb, that drips Fields of the Nephilim and a touch of early Cult. You can practically see the black and white promo video and the water droplets bouncing off the snare drum.
It’s sparse, echoey, a big epic goth/rock sound to a powerful single – the first from The Faces Of Sarah’s new ‘Whispers From The Room’ EP – carried by founder/singer Nick Schultz’s potent vocal and that sparse, echoey guitar. It’s time to dig out the black duster coat and eyeliner.
Scilly-hailing, Surrey UK-based Dark Punk duo West Wickhams’ has dropped their most transfixing track to date, ‘Who’s Out There’. From the first fiercely chilly note, the Surfy, Psychy Garage Rock hit will leave you psyched. (Pun kind of intended).
With elements of Post Punk found within the antagonistic vocals which practically effervesce with aggressive zeal, there are some reminiscences to the likes of Magazine, but you’ve never quite heard an infusion of Psych, Post Punk, and Garage Rock quite like this before.
If you got excited about Fontaines D.C, West Wickhams might just leave you with palpitations.
You can check out Who’s Out There which dropped on October 26th on YouTube.
Portsmouth, UK-based Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, Artist and Producer Samuel H James has released their entrancingly chilling darkwave murder folk single “Summer”. Considering the Summer we have all just endured, the despondence and tender nihilism ensure that Summer is one of the aptest new releases that you’ll hit play on this year.
Any fans of the macabre lyrical styling of Nick Cave, Arab Strap and Jack Ladder will definitely want to give the cutting Post Punk track a listen. As the powerful beats retain tribalistic rhythmic momentum, Samuel H James seeks dramatic vengeance for the loss of a fictional lover, allowing you to get wrapped up in the atmospheric imagery which is crafted from the verses which run through as pensively cutting meta poetry.