Crossing The Pond: Cave Suns + Makeness + Tempesst
I'm currently watching Newcastle FC, so it feels only right to talk about Newcastle "deer-slaying astral psyche rave-up" outfit Cave Suns. They've shared a stage with bands like Dead Meadow and White Hills, which should tell you that this is a band that can make the right kind of noise. Their Canned Howl EP is just under 20 minutes of dark, dastardly howl-at-the-moon freakout mess. Turn the volume up good and loud for this, y'all.
Newly inked to Secretly Canadian, Scottish slink merchant Makeness is turning heads (mine included). "Loud Patterns" is a shapeshifting treasure, starting with a slow burn smolder and building into some raucous, slightly jarring electromess. It ends with a puff of smoke, leaving plenty of questions in the air. As that timeless old saying goes, always leave them wanting more.
I've gushed a little about Londoners Tempesst before, and their new single "Waiheke" warrants further attention. Inspired by a visit to New Zealand and a tarot card reading, the song certainly does evoke a sort of wanderlust and psychedelic restlessness. Fire up the incense and get cozy with Tempesst on this cold, snowy day.