There is a righteous anger and an honest poetry to everything Turnstiles have done so far. Same Old Stories continues in this vein, heart-on-sleeve passion and clever angles included, and it would seem the band need hardly try at times to deliver material that sets them apart from their contemporaries.
erhaps best known for his work behind the kit with acts such as Deadbog, Red Sky Planes and Hey Rusty, Daly has melded influences from post-rock, metal and math-rock into a three track EP of distorted synth, frenetic beats and layered melodies.
Sounding like the soundtrack to a particularly strange and disorientating episode of Mad Men where no one says a word and you don’t know what the hell is going on but people just keep looking at each other and doing weird smiles, Meaning Obscure is giving pure sixties vibes on that electric piano.
Comprised of a variety of synth sounds, self-recorded drum samples, lush orchestral backdrops and layered off-kilter vocals, I Think I’ll Be OK is a delightfully weird and compelling collection of songs and styles ranging from smooth R&B and blues rock to euphoric indie and psychedelia.
Frozen Waterfall finds Cubs traversing territories and sonic space inhabited by ghosts, birds and bells, weaving together a fine patchwork of lysergic lullabies, spooked campfire ballads and drifting folk transmissions.
Based out of Cork, Irish multi-instrumentalist and recording artist Jonathan Crean weaves nostalgic dream-scapes through a fusion of low-slung electric guitar riffs, retired synth textures, and incandescent visions of life in the digital age.
Cavalry is the latest offering from an artist who has consistently built on the integrity of each of her previous releases; and it possesses all the qualities of its namesake: powerful, commanding, impactful.
Equal to or Greater Than is a complex song of many moving parts and yet never sounds rushed or crowded – it is the sound of an artist who has honed his craft and got his shit together, which is always something to celebrate.