The Sound Of Modesty Unveils Second Single, ‘Stalemate’

Singer/songwriter Yvonne Han, the brainchild of Leeds-based experimental indie-rock project THE SOUND OF MODESTY unveiled her second single ‘Stalemate’, released last Friday (5th June).

Showcasing a simplistic yet haunting melody and writhing cymbal screeches that slink into the track, ‘Stalemate’ tells the story of a mother and son ravaged by war, as they spend their final night together stuck in silence.

After being in an alt-indie band, ​Once A Week Won’t Kill You featuring on drums, Londoner Yvonne started creating as ‘The Sound of Modesty’ in 2018, developing her own exclusive songwriting style, influenced strongly by not only experimental female artists like Mitski and Bjork, but also electronic pop artists like Egoist and T.a.T.u, whilst crossing over with softer pop such as Sleeping At Last and Regina Spektor.

Yvonne went on to independently release her debut EP; ​Eye, The Cauldron of Morning ​ (2018) which feature her previous soul-stirring single, ​’Metamorphosize’, released under ​Yamcog. Yvonne currently studies songwriting at Leeds College of Music and is currently finishing off her debut album alongside her band for release in 2020.

Have a listen to ‘Stalemate’ below…

Album Review: Stillborn Flowers – Rain To Rust

Mert Yıldız, the brainchild behind project RAIN TO RUST, continues to provide – and I quote from the man himself: ‘miserable music for miserable people’ – through his latest album, ‘Stillborn Flowers’.

Showcasing hazy and downtempo post-punk, which occasionally takes on the most sinister form of Darkwave (listen to ‘Died’ and ‘Dead Violets Night’) and 90s-style German Gothic rock influences (in ‘Marbled Sunlight’), ‘Stillborn Flowers’ also features remixes of singles (For When It Hurts, A Farewell With Regret and Time and Time Again) from previous album, ‘Flowers Of Doubt’ (2019). Originally an easy listening combo of soft pop/rock spanning of the 80’s, arguably similar to the seductive styling of Bryan Ferry, ‘For When It Hurts’ (TSU Remix) adopts a crisply light electro-pop tones, possessing the same tranquil tempo of the original.

With ‘Stillborn Flowers, Rain To Rust doesn’t fall short of filling the gap for those who yearn for the post-punk/new wave era. He also potentially leave his fans wanting more with dishing up something new with the remixes. Well I, for one, is left hanging for more as I now see him more than just a figurehead of the underground post punk/rock scene in his native Turkey.

Have a listen to ‘Stillborn Flowers below….

Must Listen: Died, Dead Violets Night, For When It Hurts (TSU remix)

Listen To 3Mind Blight’s New Single, ‘Breaking Down’

With raising guitar riffs and soaring vocals giving off a metal/grunge sensation 3MIND BLIGHT‘s latest single, ‘Breaking Down’ is begging to be heard…

The experimental piece also has a touch of urban influences, with the rapid-fire flow giving the boastful arrangements a run for its money.

‘Breaking Down’ is now available on all major download/streaming sites…check it out below if you dare!!!

Song of the Day: Way Off Wave – Blinker The Star

Following the release of album, ‘Careful With Your Magic’, released last fall, BLINKER THE STAR presents his latest single, ‘Way Off Wave’ on the blog’s today top spot.

Speaking of his trance – like release Blinker says: “The song touches on the things we do and think to ourselves after a period of great change: our impulse to seek out new external realities, while internally returning to stuck patterns and thoughts which inhibit growth and acceptance. It is almost a dreamlike state we find ourselves in trying to move forward while mentally sloshing about in the past, looking for new answers that will never appear. It was recorded completely alone in the middle of a corn field in the dead of winter.”

After a short string of shows last fall, the Canadian rocker  began working on new music at Skylark Park Studio outside of Pembroke, Ontario. The solitude proved delicious as a new album, ‘Juvenile Universe’ will be ready by early summer, marking the fastest turnaround between albums for the largely one person studio act. Check out ‘Way Off Wave’ below…

Song of the Day: Good Talks – Fearing

Formed in 2016, dark post-punk band FEARING was born from an online friendship which quickly blossomed between James Rogers (bass/vocals) and Brian Vega (guitar/vocals). What started as collaborations between the two and their bedroom synth projects; Fearing was formed out of the desire to combine both of their talents and to create something new and fresh in the Bay Area. The addition of Mike Fenton (drums) & Joey Camello (guitar) helped to further expand the sound and depth of the band.

After two sold out EPs and a handful of tours under their belt; their debut LP, ‘Shadow’ – set for release on 10th April – finds the four-piece act further exploring their unique sonic territory, seamlessly blending elements of French coldwave, European post-punk, and the first wave of shoegaze to create something truly unique in today’s rising dark music scene.

The band dropped the lead single from the ten-track album, ‘Good Talks’ which encompasses taking their new-found sound to new heights…check it out below…