Leisure & District
Brace yourselves: a reign of cacophonous of noise rock is once again upon us, and this time there’s nowhere left to hide. Leading the latest unruly charge? London-based garage outfit Slowcoaches with their latest offering Nothing Gives, a relentless escalation of pounding drums, screeching guitar and brutish nonchalance.
The group’s vicious sound strikes reminiscent of Pixies’ biting caterwaul, wrapped neatly in a barrage of vocals that pay subtle homage to the uninhibited attitude of Justine Frischmann: yet, tracks such as Drag present pangs of empowering and emotive prose, lending, at times, a much-needed soft edge to the record. Admittedly however, the trio show few signs of audible variation – rendering the complete album little tiresome despite its obvious promise.