Beach Riot: Slackers – single review
Beach Riot – Slackers
Brighton/London-based fuzz poppers Beach Riot drop aptly-titled new single Slackers.
With a desire to “make music people can lose their shit to”, the Brighton/London-based four-piece Beach Riot are create a racket that owes a lot to the grunge and slacker-pop of ’90s America, but delivers with an obliquely British twist.
Kicking off with a cacophony of distorted guitars, and coming in at just under three minutes, the aptly-titled Slackers is built around a chunky, chugging guitar riff that veers chaotically between crisp and clean and hugely distorted. An ode to the uncertainties of young love, and the self-doubt and anxieties it brings with it, the track’s dichotomy of stripped back power chords and imposing distortion marries its aesthetic perfectly with its narrative.
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