Heads in Space is a new band based out of Knoxville, TN who released their debut EP entitled The Light. The songs are mostly between one and two minutes long. I’m pretty sure the band was influenced by Minutemen as the style seems comparable and shorter songs was a hallmark of that band.
The songs are fun, done in familiar raw punk spirit and easy to appreciate. I can’t say the band is presenting a 2.0 version of this sound but fans of bands like MInutemen, The Pixies and Guided by Voices should be very happy with these songs.
These songs don’t require in depth analysis. They are immediate and have zero fat on them. You can hear this on the opener “Anywhere but Here.” The song accomplishes quite a bit in the time allocated.
The good times continue with “Take it Apart” which is the arguable highlight. It’s a fun song with great drumming and vocal harmonies. They even manage to pull off a breakdown and buildup which didn’t seem rushed.
“Fly High” just rocks right out the gate while “Reflect” is a brief breather with just guitar and vocals. They crush with “Let a Light in” which was anthemic and I imagined people singing along at a small punk rock club. They close with “Treasure Chest” which is more of the same for the most part but has a couple of inventive changes in BPM and memorable vocal harmonies towards the end.
I always loved this type of music and the newly formed band has a new fan. Recommended.
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