Monday, December 31, 2018

Second Hand Genes from Wolverhampton and their big post rock sound on "What You Should've Had"

The track What You Should've Had by Second Hand Genes based out of Wolverhampton (England) is from their 3 song EP of the same name. This "broken relationship song" rides on forlorn passionate intimate vox with heavy guitars. Dynamically rich with picking flourishes and big walls of sound, big bass and drums and waves of full chord guitars the aesthetic is emotional indie rock in that kind of 90's post rock feel (I felt early Radiohead a bit when Thom sported choppy blond locks). Cool. 

Before you think these boys veer toward tear drop rock listen to the blistering alt rock post punk track Anything To Do With You. Turner's cut glass raspy vocals, jammy counterpoised guitars with proggy rock tendencies and full assault aesthetic of all the players concerned twists the musical knife but don't worry things get emotional at the end. Hell yeah.

Second Hand Genes is Will Turner (lead vox), Matt Dutton (lead guitar), Sam Hadley (Rhythm Guitar), Liam Gamston (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Matt Wildman (Drums). Look for them on Spotify, Itunes and YouTube.

Robb Donker

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