Having already attracted, well……demanded, the attention of audiences up and down the country and the likes of 6Music and Phil Taggart, Leeds psychedelic garage rock trio Dense are releasing their debut EP this Friday (August 28th) and we’re delighted to premiere the whole thing here on Backseat Mafia today.
Taking Abjection as its literal meaning – a bleak and heavyhearted state of mind through subjective suffering, the EP contains four individual short stories, wrapped up in growling garage rock, with fuzz-laden guitars wrapped tightly around it.
Opener Calcium sets the scene, this taught, anxious track, full of aggression and wild moments as these angular riffs play out underneath. Follow on Dread follows a similar path, wavering on hardcore, with something of Slaves about it, albeit if they were soaked in echo. Electric chair adds a little Doctor Feelgood to the verses before exploding into life at the chorus, and closer Cleanse / Despair literally winds things up to a gloriously noisey ending, with Sabbath like wig out threatened at the end, as if a prequel to future glories.
If you like things in your face but tied in with tunes that draw you in, punch you in the face, buy you a drink and make you feel like running all the way home, then Abjection is for you.
Us? We love it.