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SONG OF THE DAY- JEFF TUOHY- THE DEVIL'S IN NEW ORLEANS

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Billboard Award-winning songwriter Jeff Tuohy has released his latest single "The Devil's In New Orleans", ahead of the musician's album Hudson Delta, set for release on August 25th,2021 The album was recorded and mixed in Brooklyn, following a tough year that saw the collapse of his 2019 debut, which gained much-needed radio airplay. The New York-based rock musician has been hailed as "one of the best up-and-coming songwriters in North America". "The Devil's In New Orleans" was once dubbed unsuitable for radio. Tuohy looks into the turmoil of modern society. The track sees soulful vocals spread over soft jazz piano keys. Jeff Tuohy sounds like the cunning wordsmith. as he talks over multi-layered horns and keys accompaniment. The track has dark undertones to a sneering vocalist that bursts into melody on the chorus. Overall, this is a track that will leave you pleasantly surprised, whilst looking over your shoulder. Words by Anselm Anderson SO

ALBUM REVIEW- SOMNURI-NEFARIOUS WAVE


Brooklyn's own self-styled "DIY" band, Somnuri released their sophomore album Nefarious Wave this past Friday (June 4th), via Blue Funeral Recordings. The trio consists of lead vocalist Justin Sherell, drummer Phil Sangiacomo and bassist Phillipe Arman. The band formed in 2017 with the release of their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut EP. They combine raw, infectious grooves with polyrhythmic rhythms and intense vocals. The album was mixed by Phil Sangiacomo, and mastered by Jason Mantooth at Westend Recording studios KC.

The crushing "Tooth and Nail" is a sonic blast of complexity and harrowing vocals, that resonate with the listener's nerves. Vocalist Sherell sounds like an enraged man, barking over menacing drumbeats to set this LP in motion. The haunting "Desired Lines" follows with slow, distorted guitars, matched by anguished atmospherics, and a hollow vocal timbre. The LP continues to experiment with various tempos and styles that deliver music, which is as unsettling, as it is mesmerising.

"In The Grey" is an outpouring of desolation and anger, conveyed through dissonant chords, crushing basslines, juxtaposed with mellow vocals and harsher ones. This feels like a plea against suffering.

And finally the self-titled track "Nefarious Wave" signals the end through downturned guitars, jagged harmonies and instrumental breakdowns.

Overall, Nefarious Wave has obvious influences but produces a concept about mankind many relate to through our destitute times. Somnuri is a band that deliver fragmented pieces of the human condition, only fans of progressive rock and heavy metal can relate to, and appreciate.

Nefarious Wave is available now to stream and download via all major platforms.

SOMNURI IS;

Justin Sherrell — guitars/vocals (also bass on the album)
Philippe Arman — bass
Phil SanGiacomo — drums

TRACKLISTING

1. Tied To Stone
2. Tooth & Nail
3. Desire Lines
4. Beyond Your Last Breath
5. Watch The Lights Go Out
6. In The Grey
7. Nefarious Wave

SOCIAL MEDIA

BLUE FUNERAL RECORDINGS

"Tooth and Nail"

"Desired Lines"

"Beyond Your Last Breath"












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