Interview: Static Dress

First impressions are everything, and if there’s a sort of test for UK post-hardcore band Static Dress to “pass”, they’ve done so with flying colors on the back of their debut single, “clean.”, which is barely a month old. If you didn’t already know, we’re pretty hooked on the band, and if you’re a fan of bands like Dead Poetic and/or Emery, you’ll find much to enjoy here. Of course, Static Dress is far more than a base RIYL-esque description, so we’ll give the bright young band the floor to answer a few questions about what’s now, and what’s next as well.

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UK newcomers Static Dress deliver a nostalgic post-hardcore sound on debut single, “Clean.”

A band’s debut single, especially in 2019, is a tricky proposition in any genre of music. You’re essentially competing against leagues of other musicians for time and attention, among other things. Luckily, UK newcomers Static Dress have come out of the gate swinging on their debut single, “Clean.”, one that’s already being hyped up quite a bit via social media – and just plain being interesting music. In our expert opinion, their nostalgic sound belies a fresh and modern touch that you need to hear – and fast.

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Review: Lifecurse – “Elysium”

imagesBAND: LIFECURSE

ALBUM: “ELYSIUM”

RELEASE DATE: JULY 18, 2013

LABEL: INDEPENDENT

GENRE: METALCORE

RATING: 8.5/10

 

Elysium is Lifecurse’s newest release, and what an effort it is. The album combines the tried and true metalcore formula of brutally harsh vocals with soaring cleans, two-step worthy breakdowns, and pounding rhythm sections, and adds in the occasional hint of melody and tasteful electronic moments. Elysium can best be described as a tasteful metalcore album. Continue reading