Love & Thanks from Malibu in the USA is the alt-rock band of Jordan Straubel, Kevin Enstrom, Dimitri Smith, Greg Wenhold and Zac Fielder. Newly out of the blocks Love & Thanks deliver sounds which incorporate orchestration, '60s rock and more than a dash of panache. Whilst there is a sophistication, to the material, the quintet do provide an access point for the likes of me who think that learning a fourth chord is something you do when you change bands. The well structured mellow sounds do not fade into the background as they have plenty to keep the wandering mind focussed. It will be interesting to see how this transfers to live performance as in their, so far, short career Love & Thanks have been concentrating on finishing a debut EP which is due out imminently. If they are able to make that transition I envisage this is a band you will hear much of over the coming years. Combining the retrospective with the current Love & Thanks have developed a space …
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I have no hesitation in adding this to the ‘evening at home with friends just chilling out’ selection
The Shak & Speares from Italy, are currently completing their second LP which is due for release in the spring on 2014. As an indication of the planned direction of travel they have just released a video for Castro Street. Join Emerging Indie Bands on Facebook for more of the latest music videos. Related posts:Plastic Dog - Ones and Zeros (Original Mix) - AudioWill And The Indians - Welcome To My Place - VideoHaiku - Tingel Tangel Town - Video
Puppet Rebellion from Manchester in England is the indie rock quintet of Simon Monaghan (Vocals), Chris Carcamo (Drums), Paul Trochowski (Guitars), James Halliwell (Bass) and Craig Gibson (Guitars). It is good to find that a hub of musical creativity, Manchester, is still able to throw up some instant fireworks and Puppet Rebellion shine brightly. The second review in succession of bands formed this year with only three songs I have been able to hear, each very different, but both having laid the groundwork with the innate ability to potentially become well-known names in the very near term. An infectious bubble of activity bursts into the room and whilst the feet may be dancing there is also a lyrical context which rattles the brain cells. Whilst not overtly political, Puppet Rebellion is reflective of the realities of life and this gives the band an immediate relevance ensuring the listener finds much with which to connect. Already having released their …
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I look forward to hearing much more of Puppet Rebellion.
Glimpse Trio from the USA are currently finishing off an eponymous LP. Taken from the LP, Holiday, finds the band in more of a garage rock mood, than when last looked at twelve months ago. Holiday - Single - Glimpse Trio is available on iTunes*. For more of the latest music videos, Facebook is where you will find us. *Purchases made through the iTunes link will result in Emerging Indie Bands earning a commission. Related posts:Violet Bones - Got Nobody - VideoTallulah Rendall - Shine On - VideoFathead - What I Need - Video