UK noise rock trio White Firs are quick to release a follow-up for their debut single In My Way b/w Nothing's Never Much. The new EP Mutes & Signs contains four barbed-wired songs. Like their predecessors The Jesus and Mary Chain they build their tunes on pop melodies - you'd might say that the light is trying to poke through the dark overtones.
The songs are dense and intense, and proof that they are still growing. Especially the title track Mutes & Signs and the howling feedback and distortion of Hollow Heartache show their skill to come up with menacing mayhem mixed with smart melodicism.
Danny Trew Barton: bass, vocals
James Trew Barton: guitar, lead vocals
Jack Holdstock: drums, vocals
Mutes & Signs is released om Sea Records. CD and digital. Release date: May 6th.Tracks:
- Mutes & Signs
- Hollow Heartache
- Everything Coming
HCTF review of In My Way b/w Nothing's Never Much.