We recently posted Chemtrails’ excellent Suck My Mind from their upcoming long player The Peculiar Smell Of The Inevitable and they are following it up with the equally good Blurred Vision. It is another sledge hammer heavy slam-dunk of raw guitar and synth noise.
Having relocated to Manchester from London in late 2019, romantic partners Mia Lust and Laura Orlova recruited a whole new line-up. The band cite their biggest influences as the Pixies, Blondie, Oh Sees, Black Lips and sixties psych and garage punk, but holding everything together is a wonderful ear for melody and no shortage of hooks. Served on a bed of fuzzy guitars and polychromatic pop, the lyrics center around alienation, love, the human condition, the impending apocalypse and, occasionally, on Lust’s place in the world as a transgender woman.
Have a listen.