They may have the current buzz genre and are from what should be the current buzz area (it is on here, whether NME ever get north of Birmingham is doubtful), but they have some good tunes to back the whole thing up. It's a deep and bluesy psych-rock that these five guys make. They've been around for a couple of years and a few older recordings are knocking about, but we'll concentrate on the new stuff. Take 'When It Rains It Pours'; the vocals are almost monotone for the verse, giving an ominous feel, not unlike early metal bands, but the hypnotic groove they lock into is far removed from that genre and they add more colour to the chorus. They sound confident and the songs sound big with some nifty guitar breaks. Another newie is 'The Tapestry' which has a spooky air about it yet is lighter in tone, shunning that metal and veering closer to classic power bands and the heavy-psych pioneers. It's no great surprise that the current darlings of the UK psych scene were happy to share a stage with this lot.
Catch them live:
KOBADELTA / BERNACCIA / THE HEAVY JETS / CARNIVAL MOON at The Cluny - FRI 12th JULY
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