HIT ME WITH YOUR LAZERS, YOUR LAZERS, YOUR LAZERS!
Remember in the 90’s when Indie and Alternative Rock were quite moody but had something special about them? Well Pilod seem to.
There’s not really much to give this introduction, other than the fact the name drew me in, followed by the album art. Also I have a fucking mental rabbit running around me and climbing my legs right now. Cute guy.
I’ll be honest, this is one of the most difficult reviews I’ve ever tried to start writing. Not so much because of its unique art rock approach, but more because of my conflicted level of interest throughout. I don’t like to start firing off negativity, especially for how much I actually do like Collider as a whole, but the first few tracks are attention demanding.
This review was fuelled by intrigue. I was sent a tweet with nothing more than a link to this music video. I checked it out, the lovely human being that I am, and loved what I heard, so immediately gave it a re-tweet. Unfortunately, not being sent it as a proper request it slipped my mind, but here we are now. I couldn’t not share the love on this one.
Listening to this track, I completely forgot I was listening to a British band. Take that as you will.
The last month has seen us check out some pretty outlandish, abstract and noisy releases, so it’s strange to say that Living In A Radio City has felt refreshing to listen to, considering it offers little more than any other modern day alternative artist out there. But on the plus, Cross Wires have something decent going on here.
First thing to get out of the way, if you didn’t know anything about this band when first listening to them, you would be easily mistake Dead Houses as a new band that Guy McKnight from Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster has started. If that does happen to be something you want, then this band is an immediate winner.
Vultures are one of those bands whose name I have seen in passing but never actually heard anything that they have produced. I had no idea what to expect from this one, which tends to be all the more exciting to dig into.