A brilliant introduction to Beet Knife, a varied collection of songs highlighting the talent of this new label.
From upfront and intense to acoustic, ambient and shoegaze these six songs are excellently crafted creating a range of vibes – edgy, laid back, mesmeric, haunting – and I’m really looking forward to future releases.
Suck City – Talk
Intense sound from drumming, bass, guitar chords and riff, tension builds through the song with vocals adding a great edge.
First Responders – The Ballad the Sugar Mama
A western / surf guitar feel to this song, an epic tale with an edgy vibe with great changes in feel, like chapters of a story. Don’t mess with the sugar mama!
Mosquito Boy – Inside the Moon
Atmospheric, ambient sound from a field recording of insects and twinkly riff, great change of feel to a jazzy / lofi hip hop groove.
Common Law – Missoula
Slow guitar riff, huge sounding guitar chords from delay / reverb and beautiful vocals create a slow groove with a haunting feel.
Moss Jaw – Shy Skin
A shoegaze feel with drumming, bass and reverb soaked guitar chords, vocals are floaty and dreamy, great contrast and edge with the distorted sound.
Soft Shell – Thorn
Slow strummed chords and subdued vocals, harmonics lead into a more defined rhythm. A superb arrangement.