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New Music Monday. Introducing Retriever


Introducing Retriever, a three piece from Newcastle. Their debut six track EP (The Rattle & The Hiss) was released in March (ok so we’ll a little late..) but the phrase ‘better late than never’ has never been more apt.

This is dark, scuzzy, reverb laden guitar joy, with a cherry topping layer of screeching feeback and drum machine beats. For us standout track is title track ‘Rattle & The Hiss’ which instantly leads to favorable comparisons with the first Duke Spirit album. Exciting stuff.

Since their formation in 2009, Retriever  have supported The Slits, These New Puritans, Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles and Yuck among others as well as playing the Evolution, Middlesbrough Music Live and Tramlines Festivals.

After releasing debut single ‘Murder/Lion’ last September on Newcastle based Splash One Records 2011 has already seen the band collaborate with Berlin based producer Headman on both his track ‘Blue Girls’ and remixes of their own track ‘Murder’.

For fans of: Jesus & Mary Chain, The Voyeurist & The Duke Spirit

Listen and then buy the EP from their BandCamp page, or iTunes if you must.


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