26 August 2013
LAST HEIR - "MONKEY HEART" (GARAGE-ROCK, UK)
Last Heir may have only formed at the beginning of the year but already their accentuated guitar thrashments and fuzzy garage-rock attributes have developed into an exceptionally unique and established sound that defies the band's relative infancy. Industry heavyweights such as BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio have given the London group a huge thumbs up after debut release "Closure" incessantly burrowed into people's psyches, skewering senses with gnarled riffs and vigorous drums. Thankfully, "Monkey Heart" sticks to the aforementioned formula by enthusiastically immersing into the gritty realms of punk whilst still managing to bridge pugnacious youthful verve with secure pop notions. A bit of Nirvana, SPLASHH and Wavves all skittishly mixed together. That's how we see it. "Monkey Heart" is a titanic vortex of hazy rock distortions that smirks irreverently at conventionality and blandness. Frenetic choruses overlap and auditory elements fuse together in an anarchic world fuelled by reverberating guitars and sauntering bass scuzz. Despite the rebellious angst and bashful revelry, some of the vocals sound scarily similar to the 4 Non Blondes hit "What's Up" which only adds to the charm and individualised manner of Last Heir. Garage-surf rock has a home in the UK once more.
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