USA, Sweden and the UK are clearly strong places for music and have influenced us with the selection of today’s releases (and other days too, truth be told). Here are our reviews. Flashes.
DEATH BY ROCK AND ROLL – THE PRETTY RECKLESS
In the house of rock’n’roll, we meet that woman with a powerful voice. With some fellow talented musicians behind her, Taylor Momsen leads the way on Death By Rock And Roll, the fourth and new album by The Pretty Reckless. What’s in it? Some heavy riffs, strong voices for perfect bangers and some catchy tunes for our awesome future post-pandemic mosh-pits. Tom Morello’s presence on And So It Went adds a touch of rage to this already wild record, as we hear with 25, My Bones or Witches Burns. Even with the calmer tracks at the end, the bangers fans should fall for this one.
OBLIVIOUS BEAT – THE CONNECTING DOTS
So we can connect with the world (which seems so far from us) of the night, the new album by Swedish band The Connecting Dots seems ideal. Oblivious Beat gives life to a city at different times of the night. Whether it is under the neons of a club with the soft dancy intro, very 80s, of So Beau Monde, in the cab with Night Driver, at the very heart of the night with Sleepy City, or in these moments during winter where the night is the longest (Golden Chain), each scene is captured on a polaroïd picture which, slowly, turns into a cinematographic instant. A jewel.
THE LOST PERSONS MEETING POINT – ALEX OHM
It’s wearing his heart on his sleeve that British artist Alex Ohm and his band ask of us to join them at a very particular meeting point. The Lost Persons Meeting Point is an EP made of kindness which invites those of us who are lost, physically but also and mainly mentally, to meet up. With Hours, we discover in a magnificent tune that, whatever the situation, we can find people, we’re not alone. Delicate, subtle and vulnerable, this record is also optimistic, warm and open to the idea that after the storm comes to the sun, and that after a lovely piano interlude, we can get some powerful badass guitar riffs.
Now Playing :
And So It Went – The Pretty Reckless
In The Movies – The Connecting Dots
Hours – Alex Ohm