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by Doug Moore
These are good times for heavy/weird rock music. Over at Invisible Oranges today, we've debuted a new song by the up-and-coming British noise/stoner/bizzaro rock act Cut Yourself In Half. From our writeup:
"The promotional materials for Mekkanizm, their first proper album, pitch it mostly as a stoner rock album. Which makes sense; guitarist/vocalist George Quinn's vocals are warm and clean about 50% of the time, the guitars are big and rumbly, and stuff tagged 'stoner rock' tends to sell, so it's a natural choice. But "The End" has a nasty, noisy lean that places it substantially outside the fuzzy world that the "stoner" appellation implies. Its rhythms are fiddly and nervous, and when Quinn isn't singing, he produces a layered squawk that reminds me of Steve Austin's screams on earlier Today Is the Day records. The song arrives at a messy feedback interlude about halfway through, and then builds to a big, dumb, satisfying half-time groove. Unsane would be proud."You can read the whole writeup over at IO. Cut Yourself In Half's debut album Mekkanizm is out via New Heavy Sounds on October 29. Stream "The End" below.
Cut Yourself In Half - "The End"