Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 22:28:48 +0200
- Built on a Weak Spot
Ex Wives - Fucking Dutch 7''
After reading the bands fake bio, I actually kind of want to hear the band that is portrayed in it. Who wouldn’t want to hear a band of two divorced women and a drum machine making noise loosely based off of the Michael Douglas & Demi Moore flick Disclosure?
As interesting as that sounds, it would probably be more humorous than actually listenable on a musical quality. So what we do have in Ex Wives are three guys from Glasgow that seem to get overly enthusiastic about the same sort of indie/noise that makes appearances here on the blog on a continual basis. So naturally the four songs on Fucking Dutch, their second release and first for Radio is Down, are heavily inspired by the familiar sounds of 90’s indie. It’s pretty easy to tag these guys as similar to Shellac, but really I think if it wasn’t for the singer’s voice that wouldn’t be so much the case. Yeah, Ex Wives also employ a liberal amount of the same razor sharp guitar sound that also makes it way back to Albini. This kind of remains hidden though as the band veers off into a heftier and chunkier melodic style than rather the oppressive monotonous nature of say Shellac. But really though, aside from these four songs on Fucking Dutch (which are all pretty solid by the way) and the two from their CD-R release, that’s all there is to go on for now and they are plenty good enough to get me interested in what these guys have lined up for the future.
Ex Wives – Otters [MP3]
Fucking Dutch is available now through Radio is Down for those interested. The bands 3” CD-R single is also available for download from the band by simply visiting their MySpace page.