David Howe (guitar/bass/drums/shakers/effects) and Pierre Davis (guitars/bass) are we capillaries. The band recorded underwater dancing which is a lo-fi demo that showcases an eclectic sound of undefined styles.
Undefined styles is inarguably all over the place in terms of style. The band is onto something here especially with songs like the title track which show off inventive transitions and unpredictable paths. That being said it still feels like the band could have benefited from pre-production and putting a little more effort into how the songs were going to fit together.
They open with “lobster love” which contains jangly guitars and a lot of raw attitude. The song is pretty darn catchy and bears resemblance to garage bands like The Stooges. “lobster love” isn’t indicative of what's to come.
“giants, everyone” is a way more poppy and at the same time has some experimental tendencies. I liked it a lot for a number of reasons and the hooks are gold. “unword” is an instrumental piece that felt like it needed a more prominent lead.
They close with a delightfully catchy song entitled “risen apes” which veers more towards garage rock.
There is a lot of talent brewing underneath the surface. The band definitely need a boost in recording quality next time around either by saving up to go to a studio or learning a little more about production. I also would like to hear the performances tightening. You can get away with a certain amount of sloop with this style but even so there were moments that took me out of the song.
Overall, I think the duo have a good amount of potential. They know how to deliver hooks and aren't afraid to poke at possibilities. That’s a good start.
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