Sunday, April 03, 2011

Tracklist: Crushing Blows - Nightworker

There's something of the Les Savy Fav - the offbeat post-punk rush, not quite the large bearded man half-dressed as a burlesque sailor - about Derby duo Crushing Blows, who are as comfortable holding back and slowly building as they are picking out a relentlessly intricate math-Pixies riff. While they're not as full-on as most guitar-drum duos, the throbbing waves of rhythmic pushing on and spidery expanding horizons of the guitar build layers of mesmerising intrigue. There's a whole EP downloadable for free that's all really strong.

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