TRACK REVIEW: Charts and Graphs – Aiming At You | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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A beautifully angular and sparse track, Charts & GraphsAiming At You is slightly slower, less fractious perhaps, than many of its post-punk, art rock influences.

Bass and guitar riffs that leave space that feels spluttering and staccato, akin to Devo (not to mention the repeated lyrics “whip it”, but the influence is way more subtle, more integrated than that). The chorus-laden guitar tone has a Talking Heads inflection to it, and the vocals have an understated venom to them that stalk their way through the track. The breakdown section, with backing vocals stacking on top of one another on each repetition, subtly brings the song to its peak.

An excellent oddity of a track.

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