Guitarist Ebony Clay and bassist Jack Timmis smash out brawny, off-time riffs that evoke the darker moments of Led Zep IV. The space they and rampant drummer Sam Jenkins create offers singer Andy Teece room to spit rhythmic vocals that suggest a supercharged Tom Waits is front and centre.
Somehow, in the febrile chaos, there is sex and slick-back swagger, the sort of which you’ve seen in recent Arctic Monkeys. Take a minute to process the dark romance directing the lyrics, and the comparison strengthens.
Witness the heavy-laced rock of HVMM.
For fans of: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Jack White, Royal Blood, Queens Of The Stone Age