Sunday, 28 February 2016

FRET - 'Attune / Cowboy' 7" review



FRET - 'Attune / Cowboy' 7" review


FRET are a three piece that play largely instrumental (the second track entirely, while the first features some minimal female vocals) fuzzy prog-rock songs that build around a central repeated rhythm or riff. It's pretty moody with a certain dark and sinister groove to it, and plays heavily on dynamic contrast, drawing you in with quiet palm mutes and picking, before attacking with a noisier, more driven form of the main riff, accentuated by some really solid and dramatic drum-work. Feels like there's a bit of a 70s influence to me too, especially on the vocals. An awesome little two-track if you dig fuzzy rock riffs, and an auspicious indicator of what's to come. (They also have a new 12" EP out now which you can check out on their Bandcamp...)


xox