Review by Gilan from Brosephine
The Darts: Me.Ow (LP)
Out now from Bandcamp
From start to finish this L.P by the Darts will have you biting your bottom lip and nodding away until your poor little fingers can’t hit repeat anymore!
The Darts are Garage-Psyche-rock grrls based in Pheonix, Arizona but their sound is based somewhere between an old school Hollywood horror film and a church in Vegas (with added surf elements for good measure).
The LP starts of with ‘The Cats Meow’ which sets the tone of the whole piece perfectly! The heavy distorted and whiney guitar riffs coupled with the surf sounding synth create such a deliciously sinister sound. Then, the vocals kick in. They drip all over the track, like honey but with just enough of a bite to give it edge! The lyrics are unashamed and delivered unapologetically.
Though they definitely have a sound which is unmistakably ‘them’, they still manage to set a different scene with every song. Tracks like ‘Strange Days’ and ‘Get Messy’ are packed with a punchy beat and loads of energy. Then there are tracks like ‘Slay me’ and ‘You’ll bring me flowers’ that are slower but have strong almost post-rock elements slightly reminiscent of True Widow that just beckon the listener in.
From start to finish this L.P was a psychedelic party for my ears that I didn’t want to end. The Darts manage to create a sound that is timeless but not dated, with the perfect balance of grit. I want to see the movie this music is the soundtrack too. With no UK tour dates on their page, they are definitely a band to keep an eye out for!
Warning: This LP may corrupt you!