Skywave, Don’t Say Slow
‘Watch You Fade’ offers a catchy, snare-drum filled chorus, with washes of well-placed guitar distortion. The EP doesn’t seem to do this song much justice; their live performance of the song should be phenomenal. The production quality over the whole of the EP is understandably, budget-mindedly poor, but the songs don’t really suffer because of it; in fact, the murkiness that surrounds each song elicits the swirling, viscous quality of the music itself. Alternately, it may just be due payment their poor, overloaded amplifiers are giving them after years of intentional punishment.
The second half of the EP shifts gears with ‘Walk My Way,’ with its lazy, head-bopping beat and simple, well-written choral guitar lines, (again) incorporating relentless, ecstatic distortion washes. With the final track, ‘Seen It All,’ Skywave closes out with an epic in distortion that leaves you breathless, wanting for more. Wishing for more. Watch this band.
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