RELEASE DATE: 14/11/15
RECORD COMPANY: Unsigned
Dress is a band from Germany formed in late 2013. The band are made up of Konstantin Steinhauser (vocals, bass), Tom Fischer (guitar) & Johannes Romer (drums). Together they create dreamgaze infused indie-pop with an overdose of reverb.
Dress’s Angst EP, their 2nd release, opens with the energetic ‘Angst’, a helter skelter of a title track – a contrarily upbeat swirl. ‘Cuomo’ evokes something along the lines of seminal UK shoegazers Ride’s epic track ‘Polar Bear’, with its driving bassline and dark chord progressions. The impassioned vocals are a far cry from the cool murmurings of many gazers, and rather affecting for it. Chiming guitars lift the mood in ‘About the Sea’, an energising smoothie of shimmering guitar sounds. It could almost be summer. Waves of reverb-drenched guitar provides the texture for ‘For You, For Me’, while the bass and drums push the whole song along. It’s a pleasing mixture of dreaminess and determination. There’s a delicious crunch to the opening bass riff for EP closer ‘Where Are We’. Big guitars abound, weaving woozily along, again fuzzy but somehow focused.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In her time, Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr has attended raves and rock clubs. She enjoys pedals, pizza and spy dramas. Sarah also plays guitar in Edinburgh-based noisemakers Wozniak and is co-founder of Morningside Young Team who put on gigs and put out records for discerning audiences who enjoy fuzz and confusion.