From the moment the fuzzed up bass throbs into sharp spiky guitar The Curse is simply relentless. Vocals snarl and spit throughout while drum machine beats pound and bass and guitar collectively punch, stab and swirl the track into submission. It’s a rousing fuzzed up frenzy that might just leave a ring in your ears but a melody buried deep in your head.
Born on the banks of the Tyne, Retriever’s sound has been described as “a frenzy of thick fuzz-bass, jagged reverb laden guitar, cutting drum-machine beats and screeching feedback topped with a slice of bitter female vocal”. It’s this formula that has thus far seen them gain acclaim with support slots for the likes of The Slits, These New Puritans, Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Yuck among others as well as playing the Evolution, Split, Middlesbrough Music Live and Tramlines Festivals.
The Curse confirms what we’ve been thinking since debut single ‘Murder’. Retriever are one of the very best new bands in the UK. Their time is now.
The Curse by Retriever is out on Monday April 16th.