Beverly Shrills – “Space Invaders”

Kicked off by friendly guitar fuzz and a line that describes listening to Death From Above when you should be listening, “Space Invaders” has an immediate youthful charm in its lyrical content, as well as the swanky power-pop guitar assortments that wade past. The first hook – the “do you remember?” line accompanied by some murkier rhythms – does well in eventually leading into a blast of enjoyably warm fuzz at 03:13, where the group shows an impressively layered psych-rock experience that’s properly elevated from the more power-pop beginnings. A rhythmically sparse bridge after this helps gear up the final minute of fuzz-induced melodic bliss, capping things off excitedly and showing why Beverly Shrills are an act from Bristol to certainly keep an eye on. This effort, recorded in their self-built treehouse studio, is engaging from start to finish.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

Send your music to [email protected].

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.