“I don’t open up to people too much in regular life, but when I’m writing songs, I want to be as open and as honest as possible,” says singer Jeremy Bolm when talking ahead of his band Touché Amoré’s forthcoming album Stage Four. Written in the wake of the death of Bohm’s mother in 2014, its often harrowing, impassioned and angry listening, but as well as being cathartic for Bohm, it’s also the bands biggest and boldest statement from the band yet, sitting somewhere between visceral metal and jerky art-punk.
Displacement is the first glimpse of the Burbanks California quintets forthcoming record, and it drives onward, the drums powering things forward, and despite the guitars sitting back on this, almost disinterested they eventually join in, offering layers of floating lines, rather that (at least for the majority of the time) big riffs. Over the top, Bohm’s sense of anger and frustration is obvious as he pleads and vents throughout.
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