Vulpynes Dye Me Red EP

Vulpynes Dye Me Red EP

Vulpynes – Dye Me Red

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Streaming/DL/10″ Vinyl

Dublin duo, Molly and Kaz, aka Vulpynes, recently released their second EP, Dye Me Red. What is on offer is four skull crushingly heavy slabs of compelling melodic grunge rock. The formidable twosome commanding your attention entirely with their shadowy nefarious manifesto.

They start off as they mean to go on. Can’t Sit Still kicks things off in style with a driving beat and crunching riffing guitars. The vigorous unstoppable juggernaut of a tune a perfect representation of the songs title.

The head rush and vibrant intensity continues with menacing guitar and tight lively drums sound-tracking the simmering undercurrents, before the vitriolic venomous spitting of lyrics in the refrain, “Bitches are Like Waves, throw themselves at you”.

The continuous driving crunching guitars and drums change pace and style slightly on the final two tracks, which are perhaps the highlights of the EP

It Washes Out, which gives the EP its title from the Dye Me Red refrain, crackles with a barely restrained intense electrical charge, bursting into life revealing incessant pounding drums, the track breaks and rises and falls to great effect giving relief from the full on driving riffs but losing none of its vibrancy or energy.

Everything preceding the EPs closing track has led to this moment. The intimidation and threat levels are cranked up as drum rolls and thunderous distorted bass soundtrack the sinister delivey of the lyrics in The Hunt, the addition of crashing cymbals and cowbells layering this dark track as it builds to its foreboding crescendo.

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All words by Neil Hodge. More writing by Neil on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find Neil online at his blog thegingerquiff.

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