AN onslaught of fuzz-heavy bass riffs introduce us to the new track from Glasgow’s Shredd; a band who have blown us away this year with one thrilling garage rock hit after another. Recently crowned ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2017, the three-piece are looking to build on a hugely productive 12 months and cement their status as one of Scotland’s most exciting emerging outfits with the release of their latest single ‘Flight of Stairs’.
Working for the second time with Bruce Rintoul, of Twin Atlantic, Fatherson and Vukovi fame, the new track follows in the footsteps of the formidable ‘Cobra’ and finds the band sounding bigger, better and more focused than ever. The huge, thunderous bass is joined by a hail of percussion and a whirlwind of searing guitar parts as the song hurtles forward at breakneck speed before an exhilarating finale.
With the dissonant lead vocals disappearing at around the halfway mark, it is left to a wild, riotous pace-shifting instrumental to see the track out in gripping fashion. Verging into dark, distorted, psych-rock territory, screeching guitars are let off the leash as they exalt fuzz-laden carnage over a driving rhythm section. Reminiscent of Thee Oh Sees and King Gizzard in their loud, fun and visceral approach, the track captures the band at their most liberated and unrestrained.
Due for official release on Friday 10th November, Shredd will celebrate the release of ‘Flight of Stairs’ on the same night with their biggest headline show to date at Nice N Sleazy. Already boasting a formidable live reputation, they will be joined on the night by American Clay and The Kidney Flowers. Tickets are available here.
Check out the track here.