Bristol’s noise merchants SANS are releasing their new self-titled EP via Breakfast Records on the 22nd May.
Sans have emerged from Bristol’s more avant-garde scene as one of the more hard-edged yet versatile bands. A mix of post-punk, experimental noise and hardcore. Their EP carries on this love of noise making with three tracks of unhinged guitars, non identifiable screaming and manic brilliant drums.
Lead single Aztec is one big hostile shout featuring some epic drumming. Something that stands out on the other two tracks – ‘Deja Vu’ and ‘Flip Flop’.
Deja Vu is the standout track in my opinion. The guitar lead work picking out the opening theme is replaced with some uncomfortable guitar stabs in the verse followed by a riotous chorus. Only for the band to bring it done to some paranoid industrial bass led ending. These guys aren’t all about racket making there is creativity and genuine talent on display here.
Ending with the head banger of a track ‘Flip Flop’ the band end on a dynamic shape shifter of a track with surprising intricacy underneath the cymbal bashing and guitar bashing.
The EP is a chaotic mess but in a good way. It feels very 90s with the shouted vocals and industrial feel. Surprising what noise can be made from just three guys.
Check out lead single Aztec Drips