Surfing on a wave of hype after being voted Best Newcomer at October’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards, Shredd release their latest single, ‘Flight Of Stairs’, following on from what has been a very successful year for a band formed just over twelve months ago.
The track begins with a thundering bass, and little time is wasted before the riffs are brought out backed by powerful, crashing drums.
It’s Shredd by name, shred by nature as lead vocalist as guitarist Chris Harvie unleashes a relentless assault on his instrument and his distorted howls carry throughout, with a style reminiscent of Thee Oh Sees’ John Dwyer.
The end product sounds absolutely massive, benefitting massively from the production of Bruce Rintoul, who has encapsulated the intensity of their riotous live performances.
The three-piece have been compared to acts like King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Ty Seagall, and it’s not difficult to see why.
‘Flight Of Stairs’ already merits itself as a classic, and is further evidence that Shredd are currently at the forefront of the UK garage rock scene.
Words: Graham McCusker