New York ‘power-trio’ Bodyface premiere the new single from their recently released second record No. Louder Than War’s Dave Beech has the pleasure of introducing them to a larger audience via this new artist of the day piece.
Whilst it goes without saying that the bite of New York’s Bodyface shares much in common with pessimistic punk staples like Jawbreaker or Alkaline Trio, such influences are merely one aspect of the multi-faceted trio. With a sound that manages to combine the deceptively technical intricacies of QOTSA, with power-chord driven riffs and anthemic vocal harmonies.
Having cut their teeth touring both Europe and their native West Coast since their inception in 2008, the band’s incendiary live shows have earned them a reputation as one of New York’s most driven and energised acts. Something which, when coupled with their diverse array of influences, allow them to appeal to even the pickiest of rock snobs. Such is their appeal, that the band’s second album, the just-released No, was mastered by Tommy Uzo, whose credits include both Wu Tang Clan and Michael Jackson.
Not only that, but No also feels like Bodyface really coming in to their own, not so much a departure from their debut, more of progression, and though at its heart it’s a rock album, it’s far from being generic, though still retains a familiarity that stems from its composite parts; Bad Religion, early Foo Fighters even Rise Against all get more than a nod.
To get a taste of the band, before diving into their second release, you can check out new track ‘The Razor’, the first single to be taken from the record which we’re thrilled to be able to share with you today.
Dave Beech is a music writer based out of Manchester. He writes and edits for a number of different websites and links to his work can be found over at his blog, Life’s A Beech, as well as his Louder Than War Author Archive. He also tweets as @Dave__Beech.