Taking their lead from the likes of The Jesus Lizard, Bad Brains, Pixies, GG Allin, Misfits, and Warsaw – all of whom they covered on an early Cassette EP, Leamington Spa’s Loom make dark aggressive music that flits between goth, punk and grunge. Having garnered support from the likes of Zane Lowe and Daniel P Carter at BBC Radio 1, and supported artists including Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Queen Kwong, and Turbowolf, the band are preparing for the release of their debut album, out 19th May via Silent Cult. From it, they’ve released a new track – Hate.
It’s full of these messy guitar riffs and stabs, while the synth screaches and interjects, the vocal delivering its message with almost Cobain like gruff aggression. It also has the sort of hook line that pins you to the wall and demands attention. Ignore at your peril.