Did you get tired of psych scene? We have the medicine! Well, not actually us, but some guys from Toronto, Canada.
Edward, Erik, James and William grew up listening to Sonic Youth, Wire, Nirvana, Melvins, like every prudent teenager does (should do if not), and lately they like the sound of Hüsker Dü, Cloud Nothings, Destruction Unit, Bass Drum of Death, White Lung, Nü Sensae amongst others. Now, you can imagine their sound… it’s noise punk! And their name… Champion Lover.
Their self-titled debut album, digitally released on 20th of June, is already one of the best albums of the year so far. Besides the non-stop flowing recording that is really cool, there is a nice flow between the tracks, like a noisy trip. From the very first seconds of the record you recognize that this is serious good, a rolling beat and a catchy melody combined with calm vocals lead to the distorted “why can’t you read my mind?” At the end of the track you wonder if the opening track is such a killer, what will follow next? A rewarding listening, a must have album!
The limited vinyl (325 copies only!) is out on 18th of July, so don’t miss it because…Champion Lover is the med!
Personal Faves: Read My Mind, Lost, Could You Be Mine, Shooter