Tubelord – Tezcatlipōca

Alternative rock band Tubelord have stunned me again with their latest EP Tezcatlipōca. Named after a deity in Aztec religion it offers a nice blend of soothing vocals from Joseph Prendergast, guitars and the introduction of trumpets as seems to be popular with the whole Mumford Marling and the Whale possy. Arbor is a more chilled number whilst Bazel contains some meaty guitar riffs and according to the band “performed using variations of the major diatonic and blues scales being stirred through with lots of mixo-lydian modes” – what jokers.

Despite not being released yet the EP can be heard here with a free download of the song Ratchet which seems to have certain reminiscences of The Knife.

Tezcatlipōca will be released on August 16th

OK Go – End Love

OK Go are well known for making awesome music videos that often encompass complex choreographed dance routines and interactions with everyday objects. Their latest video for the single End Love uses stop animation to great effect producing another brilliant video. It’s also not a bad song either.

Of the Blue Colour of the Sky was released on January 12th on Capitol Records

Introducing Aliases Featuring Ex-Sikth Guitarist Pin

It’s been 2 years since the split of  the highly experimental progressive-metal band Sikth. Following the departure of vocalists Justin Hill and Mikee Goodman from the band, each of the members have been pretty much off the music radar or appearing in relatively small projects such as Goodman’s guest appearance on the Cyclamen track ‘Sleep Street’ and his current position in ‘Painted Smiles’ and ‘Sad Season’.

But now one of the guitarists, Pin, (the bald one) has announced his latest project ‘Aliases’ which features similar complicated  riffs that blends heavy guitar with the melodious and odd time signatures played out with polyphonic dexterity. However being so akin to Sikth may put fans of the earlier band off as it’s just not the same without the Goodman, Hill duo although vocalist Jay seems to possess a significant talent. Easiest thing to say I guess is judge for yourself.