Mythical harbingers of death is the perfect subject matter for Down I Go – it’s intriguing, deliciously oddball and sits within the right realm of tense, deranged anarchy as their musical output.
Welcome to Ampwrecked, in this issue: Nisennenmondai take a trip to the Event Horizon, The Movielife dust off their guitars, Armchair Committee get sleazy, Holy Gold bludgeon moderate rock, Lonely The Brave discover that the truth is out there, Against The Current dash past, Godzilla Black out-weird even Faith No More and Dead Cross refuse to go to bed. Mr Velocity Hopkins are currently not on tour.
Another bloody year. It looks like end of year lists are being rattled out now, so best to jump on that bandwagon and rank a load of records I’ve listened to in some sort of order of preference. In all seriousness, it’s been another fantastic year – some proper agonising decisions about what to keep in and what to leave out. It hasn’t been easy let me tell you. Read on….
Everything Is Fine. It’s not though, is it? Hawk Eyes are far from smiles, rainbows and fuffy kittens on this, their third album. That’s not to say this is all misery and sadness – there’s no time to be miserable, not when all your feelings can be tightly compacted into seething malevolence, stretched over the 46 minute running time that this Leeds four-piece uncomfortably take you on.
With a successful Pledge campaign under their belts, the 4-tracker, entitled That’s What This Is, is now available to purchase for those who missed it the first time. One thing to note straight away, is how Hawk Eyes have finally staked into the ground the notion of an infectious chorus. All 4 tracks on offer here are very different, yet retain a distinct ear-worm like quality.
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