Sunday, 23 August 2015

Jesuits - Carpet Floors

Article by KevW


If this is your introduction to Jesuits, then perhaps you'll remember them by their previous name, Towns. Either way, 'Carpet Floors' is their debut single so they will be a new band to many, especially those outside of the Bristol scene where the collective have previously curated live shows, played house parties and DIY nights, all of which has led to them getting spotted by various people throughout the music scene and landed them slots supporting Ariel Pink, Moon Duo and Menace Beach - and all this without really promoting themselves as heavily as many new groups do. There must be something about them to have created such a buzz so quickly.

Talking of buzz, the guys got together over of a shared love of scuzzy guitar groups from the '90s, as well as the jangly pop of the '60s, and these attributes collide on 'Carpet Floors' which begins as a stripped-down garage track, before fuzzy guitars coat the verses, giving a classic alt-rock sound, but as the track continues they introduce a poppier melody and eventually get to the point where a Beatles and Byrds-influenced jangle joins in, turning this tune into a a punky yet poppy number that feels effervescent and a little sludgy with it. The combination works though, and with their list of achievements already looking impressive, we can surely expect future releases to be just as good.



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