19 May 2016

Strange Cages / Lavasurf Lovesong (single review)

Brighton band Strange Cages are one of the finest upcoming artists in the business, garnering a lotta support in their short existence with their snarling psych-garage revivalism. On their latest track Lavasurf Lovesong, they've released yet another brilliant nugget of brilliance, symptomatic of their shows, which are just very, very alive.

Arriving on a Shacklewell Arms (a venue we proper love, too) compilation, Lavasurf Lovesong is the first track to see the light of day from a session the band recorded with Margo Broom (who's worked with Telegram, the Fat White Family and Phobophobes), and is a perfect example of really, really exciting guitar-based fuzzed-out garage rock. Thundering drums, a full on sonic assault of feedback-drenched guitars, and twitching vocals that mirror those of Lux Interior, this track is reason enough to get in on the Strange Cages hype. It's got all the ingredients of a garage classic, so when their next EP drops kinda soon, you just know that Strange Cages are gonna be big.

Words: Calum Cashin