25 September 2013

THEO VERNEY - "COUNT IT UP" (PSYCHEDELIA / ROCK, UK)



Theo Verney's meteoric rise from obscure 'bedroom-artiste' to that of an increasingly recognised name is testament to his dynamic compositions and musical fervour. In just nine months Verney has released his highly received debut "T.V." EP, supported Parquet Courts, notched up a plethora of industry references and is about to release his next fantastic instalment, the "Heavy Sunn" EP via Hate Hate Hate Records this October. The five track behemoth showcases the pliable nature and heady surf-rock invocations that make Theo Verney truly stand out and perfectly serves to highlight his applied stratagem to all things music. If you like SPLASHH or The Black Lips, you'll love this. "Count It Up" sits at just over ninety seconds. That's it. This abrupt smattering of well layered noise and enigmatic leaping tempo immediately hooks into your senses with predatory marksmanship and adrenaline fuelled enthusiasm. Everything is compacted neatly into one continuous stream of sound as funnelled guitars drip bronzed nodes of surf-rock charisma which in turn skittle across truncated Americana drum beats and expansive vocal echoes from Verney himself. His salt-tinged efforts meander along between sharp chorus bouts and sultry lyrical plateaus. You can positively feel the warmth, the pugnacious youthful appeal. This single is a potent concoction of retro-glazed psychedelia meets contemporary intuition and liberated thought processes where coppery instruments and melodic tones are abrasively sculpted into a brilliantly rustic hunk of garage-rock. 

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