Brighton-based experimental rock outfit 8udDha bl0od have released a new track (wait for it): ‘x!R.:.W P0WxYx!i!Rxi!: PR!M.:.l 5cR3.:.M: 217:227:237:73:33:32:24:442:224:420; !! + ii = V.’
While the title sounds like it\s ripped straight out of Grimes album notes (and probably childcare guidance for that matter too), experimental rock connoisseur William Orpen has played another strong note on this release.
‘X’ (yes I’m being character-count conservative) is dramatic, heavy soundscape fuzz rock that harks back to Sunn 0) levels of gloom – but formed with a much stronger emphasis on musicality. Yes it’s discordant and harsh, but that will strike a weirdly formed chord with lovers of this type of abrasively out-there sound making,
You can check out ‘X’ on 8udDha bl0od’s Soundcloud account here.
8udDha bl0od kicked off the introduction track to their latest album with inventive effects which would give any guitarist pedalboard-envy. The chiming choral guitar progressions make for a trippy start, but from there on out, the epically-lengthed 11-minute instrumental track will take you through a myriad of evolutions.
From No Wave to Old School Punk to Alt Blues Rock, you’ll find plenty of indulgent nuances which will ensure that your attention never falters from the relentless gritty mesmerism which is on offer in R.:.W7h3n7!ck 1303 (2) 007 UR h.:.!R W0n’7 .:RY 7ill .:.f73R UR higH; 80Y5 ii M!i!n; l37 17 83.
The Brighton-based underground artist never disappoints with his tracks, but with R.:.W7h3n7!ck 1303 (2) 007 UR h.:.!R W0n’7 .:RY 7ill .:.f73R UR higH; 80Y5 ii M!i!n; l37 17 83 they provided over 10 minutes of fuzzy captivating catharsis which you’ll definitely want to make a part of your playlists.
You can immerse yourselves in R.:.W7h3n7!ck 1303 (2) 007 UR h.:.!R W0n’7 .:RY 7ill .:.f73R UR higH; 80Y5 ii M!i!n; l37 17 83 by heading over to SoundCloud.
Review by Amelia Vandergast
Just a few seconds in, Atlanta-based outfit Winchester 7 and The Runners invite comparisons to the likes of fuzzed-out-rock icons Jesse Hughes and Kevin Parker with their recently released single ‘When the World Stops Spinning’ – the latter being considerably more apt as there’s only a single frontman to be found here.
Tried-and-tested-to-success genre hallmarks of sharp, reverbed-out vocals permeate on top of dual-tracked guitars and washed-out cymbals throughout its run. It’s a track that will feel most at home for those looking for a foot-tapping, fuzzy-guitar led sound that wastes little time in explaining what it’s about.
What most stands out most about ‘When The World Stops Spinning’ is its raw, underproduced, lo-fi energy. It’s simple. It’s fun. It’s loud. And it’s full of gainy harmonics that will tickle the ears of all those who appreciate raw, unpolished fuzz rock without any sense of pretense.
You can listen to Winchester 7 and the Runners’ ‘When the World Stops Spinning’ over on Spotify now.