The challenge that instrumental bands have is being able to evoke images and ideas without words – and bands like Mogwai and (for the older readers) The Durutti Column are prime examples of such bands that have been able to deliver.
Coalfalls (from Ipswich near Brisbane, Australia) would appear to be well on track, so to speak, with the release of an instrumental double A single – ‘Coalfalls’ and ‘Stephenson Street’ today through 4000 Records.
‘Stephenson Street’, with its accompanying spaced out video, is a lush, shimmering trip with its insistent drums and bass and the chiming jangling guitars evoking a sense of space and timelessness, a reverie:
‘Coalfalls’ is of a similar veil – reverb-soaked guitars sprayed over a rock solid bass line with a wistful melody:
This is evocative shoegaze/dream pop that speaks without words. You can download/stream from here. Queensland is developing as an absolute hot bed of talent at the moment, a source being brilliantly and ethically mined by the iconic 4000 Records.
Coalfalls are the mysterious trio:
Beats Master Will – drums
Riff Lord – bass
Tonestar Le Ru – guitar