Posted in Music | By Richard Mellor
24/02 2010

Punk spunk – Speak & The Spells

Like raucous, pedal-happy punk?  Then lend an air to Speak & The Spells, a new West London threepiece with a lo-fi sound drenched in reverb and intense drum beats.  It’s the stuff of bloody noses, and smashed guitars at the end of every show. Psychedelic debut single She’s Dead tells a garish tale of a girlfriend gone to the grave, and her screwed-up boyfriend’s B&E into the cemetery she ends up in.  Brianna is another a classic anthem - raucous, nihilistic and dirty – but with some really nice guitar work thrown in for good measure.  Caleb Pink and Bee offer more considered instrumental melodies and a tinge of 70s surf rock.

If you want to see Speak & The Spells live and let loose, there’s a single launch party for She’s Dead at the Stag’s Head on Wednesday 3 March.  Also, make sure you read super ace‘s blog about the band.

MySpace | Buy (Robot Elephant Records) 
MP3: Speak & The Spells – Brianna

 

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  1. Tom Akains
    12/02 2011

    “pedal-happy” ????
    They dont use any pedals….
    Except maybe a fuzz pedal now and again.
    “70s surf rock” ???? Hahahahaha! WOW!
    Does that even exsist? No…

  2. Tom Akains
    12/02 2011

    Their not really a punk band either…

  3. ripamel
    3/03 2011

    I stand corrected! As per the ‘About’ page, I don’t claim to be an expert and I guess this showa I’m not.

    Thanks – appreciate the comments – Richard (editor)