Artist: ALEX KELMAN Who: Artist from Bratislava (Slovakia) who mixes psychedelic post-punk, shoegaze
and synthwave music with a twist from The Soft Moon, Death In Vegas or Curve. Output
is a mixture of beautifully noisy guitars, catchy dance beats, and rousing synthesizers, layered with captivating vocals.
It features shoegaze/dream pop band Secrets Of The Third Planet and is the first piece that he shared from his upcoming album titled Ilusia which lands on 15 March. More details and order infohere.
‘VHS’ is a fuzzy and hazy slo-mo musing carried by layers of distorted guitars, starry-eyed synths, and Kelman‘s dreamy vocals. It makes me think of the soft and romantic side of British feedback legends The Jesus and Mary Chain.
The accompanying video is a stylish beauty. It’s clear proof that you don’t need a million dollars budget to create an eye-catching video that impresses you with its inventive visuals and composition. My eyes love it. Video of the month!
The latter was accompanied by a hilarious video, directed
by Gilbert Bannerman and animated by Cyrus Hayley.
Bannerman: “The idea was to make a parody of a middle aged bloke thinking
he’s a king for going to the gym once. I read a lot about Napoleon and thought it
would be a laugh to make it about him. The style comes from trying to make my
youth spent playing PS1 not entirely wasted.”
Frontman Bobby GillespiePRIMAL SCREAM and Kevin Rowland from DEXYS got together in support of British railway workers with a soul-and-heart stirring ballad named ENOUGH IS ENOUGH after a campaign to fight the cost of living crisis by trade unions and community organisations determined to push back against the misery forced on millions by rising bills, low wages, food poverty, shoddy housing – and a society run only for a wealthy elite.
Info: After a plea from theNational Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union Twitter account to Dexys’ Kevin Rowland, an amazing collaboration was born between Primal Scream and Dexys to create a fundraiser for the RMT with an original song called Enough is Enough The song was inspired by both the RMT and the nascent Enough Is Enough campaign. As such, all proceeds go to the RMT dispute fund and huge thanks and eternal gratitude go to both bands, in particular Kevin Rowland and Bobby Gillespie, and also to former The Jesus and Mary Chain bassist Douglas Hart for producing a wonderful video.
Buy the track HEREand support people/families in alarming need.
The accompanying clip is manifest, crystal clear and
expresses the anger and frustration of exploited workers.
Turn Up The Volume said: One of the fascinating songs on the LP is THE PIED PIPER. It resonates like a sort of religious chant, not about a God but about the people all around the world oppressed by corrupt politicians and greedy rich people. 2022 looks more and more like George Orwell’s 1984.
The video TCOMAS launched mid-October is another visual tour de force. I said it several times before and I’ll repeat it again. This duo are ingenious architects in sound and vision and in all of their artwork. As DIY artists the inexhaustible energy, imagination, and passion they put into their work is nothing less than astonishing.