Welcome to LDN’s Monday Movers! Each week we’ll post a few tracks to sink your teeth into and get the pulse rate up a little. Enjoy!
Words: Shannon Eacups
- Tallah – Telescope
‘Monstrous’ and ‘daunting’ are the words frontman Justin Bonitz uses to describe this new era of Tallah, who are set to release their second studio album, ‘The Generation of Danger’, via Earache Records September 9, 2022. For those who need a refresher or haven’t heard of them before; Tallah is a five-piece American nu-core band who are known for their bizarre visuals and beautifully chaotic sound.
‘Telescope’ opens with a very eerie sense of uncertainty before striking you in the face with its turbulent vocal styles, ravenous riffs and this compelling snare sound that echoes back to the early work of Slipknot; very Joey Jordinson! Arguably this sounds like if Volume 3 and Slipknot had a baby but it went rogue. If that wasn’t enticing enough Justin’s vocal melodies sure take the cake with his signature false chord screams, gutturals and his theatrical-esque cleans; almost sounding as if he’s encapsulating multiple people at once – he exuberates Disney villian energy once again. The only critique we can offer with this track is that it ends.
This is said to be their ‘fastest and most chaotic’ track on a record that is said to ‘take what made Matriphagy so good and jack it up to 150 percent’ which I’m sure has us all eager to see what experiment they have brewing up this time at their headquarters. This record follows the story of ‘a genius scientist who gets fed up with being swept under the rug. After the multi-billion-dollar corporation that employs him takes credit for his latest, award-winning invention, he snaps and retaliates against them by forcing them to take part in the greatest experiment the world of science has ever seen.’ Visual of this are scattered within the music video which is absolutely nuts as always; this band is famous for making you stare is absolute bewilderment and say ‘what the fuck?’ at this point.
Tallah are expected to be making their UK debut this year at the infamous Bloodstock Festival this summer at the grand Catton Hall and for those in America they are currency turing with A That Remains, Miss May I and Varials – grab a ticket and see for yourself why they are the most underrated act in metal at the moment.
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- Charlie Simpson – All The Best
Some of us remember watching ‘Top of the Pops’ on a Saturday morning, hearing Busted’s ‘Year 3000’ play whilst dancing around our living room floors screaming about our non-existent great, great, great granddaughters being pretty fine and others remember when Kerrang! premiered Fightstars’ ‘The English Way’ bopping our heads along while realising that Charlie is a force to be reckoned with; a voice so unique to him from the first note. But, regardless, Charlie Simpson is a name known by many. However, this time he’s solo once again for his brand new track, ‘All The Best’.
Charlie’s diversity as an artist never fails to impress and this is no exception to that rule. The track starts with a sow and sombre tone before taking flight into this uplifting and nostalgic driven chorus; an emotionally charged track that can be felt in the instruments just as much as the vocals, hardy surprising given the theme is focused on the collapse of a relationship and wishing them nothing but the best for the future. Even before the opening line ‘I remember when we would stay out every summer listening to Hotel California’ it somehow reminds you of that summer, the carefree spirit of young love and lack of responsibility, the excitement, that giddy feeling they gave you but with a sense of seriousness and reflection present throughout the song. His ability to write for any given genre leaves you wondering what he has been cooking up this time round and is it never shies away from leaving a mark in your heart.
Lockdown gave us all very different perspectives, hardships and challenges to face and conquer however for Charlie it simply sparked hope and thus began the journey towards his soon to be released album, ‘Hope Is A Drug’, arriving April 15, 2022. Speaking of his new record Charlie stated ‘Everyone has been touched by the feeling of hope. It’s fascinating how the human psyche has the endless capacity for optimism as a mechanism for overcoming adversity. The effects of hope are like a powerful drug, and it’s inspired me to return to the theme time and time again in my lyrics.’
You can catch Charlie touring the UK throughout April and May and hopefully catch this live amongst others, old and new.
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- Mothica – Sensitive
‘Sensitive’ is the newly released track from alternative pop artist Mothica who is gearing up to release her independent record ‘Nocturnal’ – the date of which is yet to be announced.
This song is best described as a dance track with a twist; a very dark, alluring one at that. If you’re a fan lf dark aesthetics, driving bass lines and electrifying guitar riffs then this track might be the one you need to turn your gloomy Monday a full 180. Mothica’s voice compliments the overall sound without being too overpowering or coming off as underwhelming; a perfect balance with an ethereal tone to it that’s captivating to its listeners. Lyrically it nails the sense of dread many of us introverts feel ‘socially I’m terrified’, ‘anxious, so cautious I hate my subconscious’ and ‘I don’t go out I stay in bed overthinking in my head’ all while encased in a dance track. Her ability to make light of her struggles but transform them into upbeat tracks reay showcase her talent while setting into the sunset with this new direction that all of us at LDN can say we’re excited to see progress further.
Mothica states that, for the music video, she was ‘inspired to do prosthetic makeup like a blowfish, you know, who puffs up when they feel threatened. That’s how I feel most of the time.’
Expect to see Mothica causing raves this summer across America with the likes of Coheed & Cambria and Dance Gavin Dance this summer – not a lineup to be missed!
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