Articles by Pete Cogle
Death and The Penguin’s debut album Anomie is full of syncopated bass and drum driven goodness. Math-rock anthems, bursting at the seams with energy and attitude.
This album really shows off it’s African roots and 60’s influences to perfection. Highly Recommended.
With 15+ band members there’s, understandably, a big sound, incorporating a wide variety of musical styles, with a focus on a funky beat. This is a band you want to see live.
Drawing on classic kosmische/krautrock influences from the 1970s, such as Can and Neu!, but then adding in live sampling Sherpa The Tiger create some hypnotic and extremely danceable tracks. This is definitely an album for chilling out with over the summer.
Beans has got one of those voices that you’ll always recognize and never forget. It’s like you’ve always known him. You can (and you should) expect Beans on Toast to make exquisite music for years to come
One thing is for sure is that once they have settled into their new surroundings and focused on some live work then they will deliver even more great things. Keep an eye on this band in 2018.
Their music is essentially about the interplay of light and dark. One without the other, and this EP would be good, but together the result is much greater than the constituent parts. It’s magnificent.
Aficionados say the appeal of Country Music is three chords and the truth. Well the Death Roots Syndicate tells some pretty dark truths, I can tell you.
The tracks on this album have been developed over a couple of years and it shows. It’s as much about what they leave out as put in that sets this album apart.
Their music is infectious and they always makes me want to smile, want to sing and want to dance.