8 January 20210
Who: Three young wolves from Falkirk, Scotland formed in
2019, inspired by dynamite forces like Idles and Heavy Lungs
Pick: HEROIN – brand new single via Disobedient Records
About: “It’s written from the perspective of someone looking at their friend’s
relationship and seeing they’re trapped and can’t seem to stop going back to
this girl who treats them like shit” says bassist Hamish Georgeson.
Score: Wow! What a sizzling slice of trash and slash punk. Expect 135 striking
seconds of heavy thunder and scary lighting. Totally insane drums and bass,
deranged guitar frenzy and cranked-up, psych-o-tic howling. No better way
to warn your friend that he’s in a toxic relationship. Right? Fucktastic intensity!
Alert your neighbours first…
Label: Disobedient Records
SUNFLOWER – BarBroos Ghent, Belgium – 26 March 2019
One of the most intriguing bands on the flourishing alternative music scene in Belgium
are darksome romantics SUNFLOWER. I suspect them from having stolen all the post-punk and new wave albums of their parents, then listened to all that marvelous vinyl on repeat, got obsessed and decided to form a band themselves and create their own sonic mysticism. After two years of working in progress, the quintet released their debut record last month. THE SPIDERS WE CAUGHT is a glowing 5-track trip into Sunflower‘s emotional world. Imagine The Cure‘s gloomiest guitar lines, The Banshees melodic weirdness, Mogwai‘s quiet.loud.quiet impact and a soul-stirring frontman with a hot-blooded vox. What you then get is a poignant roller coaster track like this. Here’s HEROIN…
Last Tuesday the group played my hometown Ghent and confirmed everything what was already written about them. I witnessed five musicians who get really quick into a puzzling zone of emotive intensity and impassioned devotion and play as if this was their last gig. Although it was dark up there on stage, you could see and feel this team’s vital excitation.
Their electrifying songs transfer you to a melancholic twilight where reality looks confused and disorderly. Their wayward melodies are wrapped in captivating sound constructions that hold your attention non-stop while singer Brent De Wulf is the screaming heart of this special act on a special mission. A striking performance it was.
Here’s their newest excellent single KOSMONAUT I …
Stream/buy THE SPIDERS WE CAUGHT here…
(All concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)