I recently saw these guys live and at the time said, “I wouldn’t want to ruin it by hearing them on record”. Curiosity got the better of me, though. And I’m glad it did. While the studio doesn’t quite capture the visceral energy of their live performance, it comes fairly close, and is just as thrilling. Hailing from Denmark, the band boasts former Raveonettes guitarist Manoj Ramdas amongst its number and has no singer because, lead guitarist The Adam says, “we couldn’t find one that would stand behind the drummer”. Which means, yes, all their songs are instrumentals. Their short bursts of garage-y surf rock sit somewhere between Dick Dale, Quit Your Dayjob and Karma To Burn. And, like the latter of those bands, all their songs are titled by number, leading to the catchy name given to their debut album, ‘From 001 To 017’. It would be wrong of you not to check them out.
This article originally appeared in CMU Daily on 31 Mar 2009