SchizoRat AKA 18-year-old independent artist Jacob Tanner’s track Trial by Error was enough to land him amongst my all time favourite Alternative Rock artists. How the Las Vegas recording artist managed to exude such maturity through his sound is absolutely baffling. With Trial by Error he created a sound just as raucous and electric as bands such as the Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, The Libertines, Black Keys, and The Strokes. His pioneeringly fresh sound was just what I needed to add a contemporary hit to my playlists which rarely contain any music made after the 90’s. Every single track that SchizoRat has created is utter perfection. He bounces between various Lo Fi sounds, and vocal arrangements but never fails to incorporate blinding guitar riffs and a palpable amount of angst. The rhythm and resonance behind his instrumentals could only be described as pure filth. Tanner is a guy of seemingly infinite talents being able to master piano, guitar, drums, vocals, and even the trumpet.
Stop listening to me fangirling all over the show and check out SchizoRat’s debut single Trial by Error on SoundCloud using the link below:
Review by Amelia Vandergast