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Some bands have just got it haven’t they? Coming all the way from the far east (Norwich), from the sounds of this EP, Wreck are one of them.
The band have just released their second EP ‘Satisfied’ and it’s a self-assured beast, full of garage rock swagger and attitude. Wreck have enlisted Tarek Musa, producer of Sheafs, Circa Waves, Spring King and others for this record and its clearly paid off, with the resulting four tracks pretty darn special.
The EP starts with Lets Ride, shimmering psychedelia with frontman Diogo Da Silva reciting poetry Jim Morrison style before the track kicks into a full-on rock and roll assault, pausing momentarily before segueing into the excellent 21st Century Girl. Musically 21st Century Girl borrows heavily from the Stooges at their prime, with a snarling vocal that sounds not unlike Oli Burslem of Yak.
Toyboy continues the aural assault, relentlessly energetic and in your face balls-out rock and roll. The EP concludes with Satisfied, a beefed up and reborn ‘No Fun’ for a new generation, apparently about the impassioned mind of the modern-day adolescent.
Put this EP up against their raw debut Dusty Knees and the transition is quite remarkable. My only complaint would be that 21st Century Girl and Satisfied both fade out rather than coming to a natural conclusion.
Satisfied is a fierce, confident statement of intent. Having heard this, I want to see them play live.
Satisfied is out now.