Along with Owls and Wolves of various kinds, I think Whales must be one of the most popular animals to turn up in band names. The Ancient Whales are the latest and most certainly one of the better ones if their mix of melodic garage rock and hazy psychedelia is anything to go by.
Try this track, Everyone from their new studio EP Birthing via Owlphabet Records. Aggressive yet imaginative and as insistently catchy as anything we’ve heard in a good while. It is full of memorable guitar riffs, splashes of woozy reverb and hits a sweet spot or two with the cool doubled up vocals intoning “The stars in the sun, belong to everyone“.
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