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SONG OF THE DAY- HARRIET COMFORT-THE OTHER SIDE
Words by Anselm Anderson
East London Rockers' Harriet Comfort mark their return with The Other Side, released November 27th will be the follow up to debut single Time is Now.(Click here to read the review)
The band took full advantage of the recent lockdown, and the " rules of six", to complete recording with producer Peter Maher live in the studio. Ryan Pinson helped mix the track, inspired by a night out with some unsavoury characters.
Harriet Comfort brings to life experiences to deliver a bluesy number that steeps to their depths to play to their strengths. The empowering presence of Amy Church on vocals produces a sultry essence to the backdrop of eerie keys and soaring guitars. Bassist Rick Gold's driving basslines rumble along to Sean dalton's timely drumbeats. The song builds tension, as Church conveys a solitary figure. The dark overtones quickly explode into a catchy chorus. as atmospherics change to the increasing tempo. Guitarist Brett Mcfarlane adds a tantalising instrumental break towards the end to underlie a feeling the band has departed for the evening.
Harriet Comfort continues to grow as a unit with solid musicianship and tight chemistry. they understand how to engage the audience with infectious tales and hidden meanings.
Harriet Comfort is currently working on their first LP release.
Amy Church - Vocals
Sean Dalton - Drums
Rick Gold - Bass
Brett MacFarlane - Lead Guitar
Anna Peiris - Rhythm Guitar
Sue Summers - Keys
Queensland - based country-punk rockers' The Ten Ton Tinnies are a band that featured heavily on these pages back in May with " Bad Gas Travels Fast in a Small town", a fun take on town gossip, served with a hint of the band's raucous humour and hard-hitting rock. (check the link below to read the full review and interview.) https://anselmanderson.blogspot.com/2020/05/bad-gas-travels-fast-in-small-town.html r The trio will finally unleash their debut album Tons of Tins on July 31st to an army of new followers. The LP is ten songs of their unabashed humour mixed with country grooves, punk attitude and some drinking tales. Part-Time Hillbilly is a punchy opening track with plenty of guts and energy . Vocalist Luke Turley seems intent in this narrative about leaving home. He delivers with panache against a backdrop of thunderous drums and jangly guitars that feel like this could be a future hit. Down in the Country is an energetic punk song remi
Electropunk act Calling All Astronauts return with latest single Post-Truth World, due out on July 24th via Supersonic Media. The London-based trio has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning producer Alan Branch ( U2, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails). The single is a remix of the single taken from the critically acclaimed album Resist. CAA combine stark atmospherics with retro electropunk vibes and a penchant to write about social issues of the day. Post-Truth World is no different from this political look at modern society. The band contrast synthesisers with a vibrant electric guitar sound segue into the Depeche Mode-Esque vocal style. Vocalist David B reflects through a distorted voice, in contrast to the harsh vocals on the chorus. The band juxtapose dark tones with a more vibrant electronic sound to reflect sense of urgency creeping into civilization through keys and programming for fans of Joy Divison and 80's electronica. Words by Anselm Anderson Post-Truth World i
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