The Orwells

Illinois based flower punk band The Orwells may only be young, (at eighteen years of age) but they sure know a thing or two about making quality music. Signed to Autumn Tone Records, the American five piece have gigged with high profile bands such as Palma Violets, and more recently they were pleasing crowds at Brighton's The Great Escape Festival. Connected by the same musical tissue, The Orwells capture punk's finer moments and forge a musical identity of their own.
Produced by Dave Sitek, the band treat us to three minutes of assertive riffs on Other Voices. With frantic drumming and an accelerating pace, The Orwells exert a sound beyond their years, transporting listeners back to the noughties when The Strokes were in their prime. Mallrats, is another rough and ready number with raw garage vocals scattered throughout the track. Little has been said about the band's influences, but with mega tunes like these it wouldn't be a surprise if The Rolling Stones and The Stooges turned out to be the ones.
Final track, Head continues in the same vein we've been travelling down. With a sense of menace here, and pulsing guitar lines there, The Orwells have crafted a scratchy riffed racket that will linger in listeners minds. The band describe themselves as sounding "real raunchy and shit", whilst raunchy they are, shit they are most definitely not.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow they're pretty good, love this blog, definitely gonna use it to discover new bands x