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The Rope - Viper Sophisticated darkness: Troubled Traveller and The Rope reviewed I love to imagine Peter Murphy ordering pizza over the phone, or buying tickets to the movies. I'd like to imagine he wouldn't change his famous attire or his manner of speaking. Celebrating England winning a football game must be hard for him, also. Let's face it, being a goth-rocker takes a good deal of bravery, as well as devotion. It's much like getting a tattoo across your face. It is certainly sending a bold message out into the world, and the chances that you'll find employment as an accountant decrease significantly because of your choice. U.S. group The Rope sound like the kind of individuals who take their work seriously, and I'm glad for it. I like my goth/post-rock seriously. I wouldn't like to find out that they use their holidays to travel to Disneyland. Viper is a convincing piece of goth-drama. The vocal performance is certainly the most compelling feature of the track, but the driving bass and drums attack, together with the moody guitar lines also contribute to creating a sophisticated, albeit unsettling mood. https://www.submithub.com/campaign/zpSn33imCjwAEKYb7 https://soundcloud.com/late-century-records/viper goth-rock The Rope formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2009, and released their eponymous debut EP in 2011. Here's a review of the single Viper. Troubled Traveller - the lucky ones The sleazy lounge lizard fronting a rock band is a cliche we've become accustomed to and anxious to promote. Lounge music is still there, but just like any other style, it has been infused with the flavors of the moment, in this case, electronic music. If you haven't heard the lounge or wedding band versions of Daft Punk's Get Lucky, you haven't had much of social life, I gather. The thing about the lounge lizards is that, beyond the stylish attire, their mere presence in the lounge raises some red flags. Just try and imagine Brian Ferry hanging around one of those places. To those who don't know he's Brian Ferry, he must look like a drug dealer with a fetish for satin. Troubled Traveller's the lucky ones is a modern lounge number that draws from sinister storytelling of the likes of Nick Cave and the faux-sophistication of Chet Faker. It's a fascinating experiment, and possibly an answer to the question What would a Nick Cave soundtrack to a James Bond movie sound like? I'm sure it's an issue many minds have wondered about. https://www.submithub.com/campaign/S395kDyt8RDnWBBHY https://open.spotify.com/track/56Hcxuc1YHG6XlD9HCrNPc indie-rock Troubled Traveller is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Here's a review of his single the lucky ones.

The Sun Kings – Karma

It’s funny, but… Well, the artwork and opening lines of The Sun Kings’ Karma seem to reveal a group just trying to figure out how to work their love of dark comedy within their arena-sized Brit-Pop made in New Zealand. The song is called Karma, and the artwork features the picture of a crushed auto vehicle. Get it? Get it?

The storytelling that sits at the heart of the writing is quick, though, to inform us that Biblical justice wasn’t served this time around and that nobody died in the crash. With the knowledge that we’re not rejoicing someone’s untimely death, we press on and continue stomping our feet.

The melodic, angry in spite of itself pop tune, takes its cues from the golden age of 90s pop-rock singles. It’s rocking but easy on the ears, with hooks that could fill out a small club or a stadium. It’s the kind of Noel Gallagher song he may have written about his brother but then decided that performing it himself might give people false hopes of a reunion. 

All in all, after being informed that there’s no need to feel remorseful, we enjoyed Karma like we would a classic, 90s rock single. 


Single By Sunday – Helter Skelter

It’s hard to know what to believe of world-renowned terrible tragedies. To misquote one moustached serial-killer that lead Russia, the death of many is a statistic. Possibly we feel the same of the tragedy of few as long as it’s an event of some same. 

Taking the Manson family murders and turning them into teenage fun could be seen as crude. It is. But, it’s also honesty if you’ve hung around with teenagers or have been one yourself. Let’s face it. Youth always has a fascination with rock, sex, and violence.

Single By Sunday’s Helter Skelter is a bubblegum-horror tune featuring the sweetest of vocals, a fascination with grotesque violence, and, quite possibly, the ear for creating a hit. Not everyone is looking for songs about lounging out on the beach, and Single By Sunday are only too happy to oblige. 

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Eduard is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications including FootballCoin, Extra Time Talk, Fanatik, Sportskeeda, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website www.alt77.com Eduard is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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