pow! creams.


Dienstag | 24. Juni | 19:30 | GOLDHORN | LEIPZIG

:::EINE WELT AUS HACK presents:::

POW! (US // Castle Face Records) | CREAMS (GER // Hidden Structures)

We don’t know much about those three fellows, just that Byron Blum is also playing the guitar with Useless Eaters. Here he stands aside Melissa Blue and Aaron Diko. John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees) himself made this prophetic announcement in the last Castle Face newsletter : « It’s an incredibly great record with some timeless tunes, a sound all its own ! ». We might just agree with him.

There is something here sounding like The Fall and we could also call to mind the musical blasts from their label colleagues The Mallard or Total Control.
Punk is there sound but we could say sick and minimal pop », or whatever you want. The crisp and sustained drums bring perfectly up the soarings of their synthetic sounds, when the guitar gladly tears Melissa and Byron’s vocal interferences to shreds.

POW! is coming from San Francisco and, as it could have been witnessed those past few months, the gentrification there is source of many contestations and revolts. The title « Hi-Tech Boom » (which is the name of one of their songs and of their album) is a direct reference to that phenomenon. We can be delighted that such a problem, which can be found in many esteemed cities and we can relate to, from Paris to Hamburg, or from London to San Francisco, is spoken of in (such) an album.