Hailing from my home town Cambridge, ‘Bloody Knees’ are an alternative grunge/punk band that could be likened to ‘Birdskulls’ or what was ‘Nai Harvest’. Mates with ‘Wolf Alice’ and ‘The Magic Gang’, it seems as if success is imminent for the quartet and they will be hoping their thrashing new release will push them towards the heights these bands have reached in the last couple of years.
On ‘Not Done’, Bradley Griffiths’ harmonies dip in and out of his simultaneous screeches as the band’s thumping sound smack you around the face. The tune is not only hard hitting but very catchy too, you can imagine some emotional mosh pits opening up for the encore worthy song. Listen to the track below, it’s in many ways what the alternative music scene has been lacking in 2017.
If you haven’t already, check out their previous EP releases, including a joint one with fellow noise makers ‘Birdskulls’ who hail from Brighton.
Signed to ‘Clue records’, Forever Cult are a three piece hailing from Leeds known for creating a grungy racket. Their sound could be likened to the sludgy tendencies of Eagulls, they share the same thumping basslines and crunching guitar riffs so if you are a fan of their fellow Leeds mates then you will love these lads.
‘See Thru’ follows the release of single ‘Tunnel Vision’, which has a quirky music video where the band make a corner, of what looks like a living room, into a makeshift tropical beach. You can see what I mean down below. The fuzzy/tonal guitar riffs reminded me of the band Nai Harvest, who have unfortunately called it a day, so if you liked the Sheffield duo you should be checking out Forever Cult.
Tearing their way through tours and festivals, the outfit’s new song will go down a treat at future gigs and cause even more mayhem than their shows have been recently. Lead singer Kieran screeches ‘It’s not my problem’ in a thunderous chorus; heavy in trembling drums and their signature guitar tone. ‘See Thru’ will only be available on cassette so if you like the song, and want a hard copy, you will be lucky to grab one but give the tune a listen below. It’s well worth it.