By Kieran Webber
The Leeds based band have been brewing this ultrasonic album for a while now and at last it has been set free into the wild. This album encompasses all that is good with garage rock and bands like Thee MVPs. It’s fast paced, full of frenzied and frantic guitars. You cannot help but find yourself moving to the constant pace it sets. The biggest shame of 2020 is that none of us will be able to go bonkers to this live (pray for 2021).
The LP kicks off with the lead single ‘Ship Episode,Planet Episode’, a belting beginning. The pace is set for the entire album (apart from slower, sludgier numbers ‘Hal’ & ‘Funeral I & II’). Explosiveness is key throughout.
The influences are very much on show throughout ‘Science Fiction’. There is a heavy Oh Sees sound matched with Parquet Courts. Yet this still remains very much their own music. It is undeniably recognisable as Thee MVPs.
The whole album is so infectious, so wonderful that that it is really hard to pin down one track that stands out. From beginning to end you are treated to a barrage of riffs, percussion and wild eyed garage rock. In a world of 1975 it’s incredibly refreshing to hear a band play the shit out of their instruments.
Listen to ‘Science Fiction’ here: