UK band Walleater releasing ‘I / II’ on Tiny Engines (stream it)
by Andrew Sacher
Leeds band Walleater is the first band outside of the US to join Tiny Engines, and the label is about to put out I / II (pre-order in the US or UK), which comprises last year's I EP with the brand new II EP on one eight-track LP.
The band's guitar work pulls a lot from '90s shoegaze, but Walleater don't restrict themselves to the genre. They're just as likely do ditch the swirling guitars for clean-toned Pedro the Lion-style slowcore or crunchier, riffier alternative rock. But no matter what mode they're in, these are all melancholic songs led by a singer whose voice is pushed to the forefront, never obscured by reverb or distortion, and sounds perennially sad.
Check it out for yourself. A full stream of the album premieres below...