Unsurprisingly Lambhorn's debut album is a well-structured and exquisitely produced instrumental release, effortlessly moving from highs to lows. The album's six tracks are eclectic, dense and teeming with catchy guitar melodies.
New Jersey quartet El Americano are an indie band doing things a little different. Their lavishly angular approach to music-making, complete with odd-metered rhythms and jazzy intricate guitar phrases, transforms what would be otherwise chirpy pop rock into something more unpredictable, vivacious and undoubtedly entertaining.
Codices have got a lot going on. Drawing from a myriad of musical influences, the young London quartet are bring together all types of motif to their sound: dark, light, discordant, technical, minimalist. The diversity, the craft, the precision: Codices are clearly committed to the writing of their sound, perhaps what their 'codex' band name alludes to.
Five years ago, Mental Architects released an album. A year later, they climbed a mountain. On top of that mountain, they wrote and recorded a song which would become the conceptual basis for their next album, Ascend.