Nerve Quakes are, as they say, one to watch, particularly for goths or people open to the idea of goth – and they are very much a living, vital band, as the 7″ double a-side Running/Rewind, is testimony to.
Running is a track with industrial energy, slamming into its first chords with no mercy before the brief respite of the pounding verse and Caitie Moondog’s outstanding voice. If the lyrics want for tightening or a step away from vague gestures (an appeal to ambiguity which plagues Australian goth at present – these are something about robots, borrowed time, and yes, running both literal and metaphorical), then Moondog’s commitment to them more than redeems. Her voice is unyielding.
Continue reading SONG REVIEW: Nerve Quakes, Running/Rewind, 15.08.18
Cardiff ‘post-culture’ band WªLL are out of step with the world. Post-everything harsh and abrasive, these four young (post) punks pose to deconstruct the genre again in 2015 – and truthfully, with emo and pop punk behind us, it’s ripe for deconstruction. God Is In The TV Zine previously saw them open for established and notorious post-hardcore act Future Of The Left in Cardiff earlier this year, but the 25th of July marks the release of their first EP, titled ‘Object’, at the Abacus art space, in benefit of Cardiff sexual assault crisis support group New Pathways.
With a pedigree of DIY cerebal post-hardcore influences like Fugazi, OFF!, and Savages, WaLL have set themselves a high bar, and matched with their ferocious, confronting energy live and frontman Kieran Welton’s weird promotional hashtags via the band’s twitter @wall_sounds – #postculture, #depressionisoppression, #iamobject, #iamsubject, #object, #object, #object, and the ever present ‘here come the hot chocolate kids’ slogan – give the project an indefinable quality hard to manifest in the studio. Object has gestated long in recording and production, and to much surprise and still absolutely none at all, has come out perfectly formed and already walking with the blood and caul still in its hair. Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: WªLL, Object, 22.07.15