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Masked bikers, exploding bird heads and multi-gen Tetri-rock - it just has to be Extended Play 017 with Weaves!
“There’s a lot of bands playing guitar, bass, drums and singing. And, god, everyone’s sick of it… Let’s try to do something – and who gives a shit about the past?”
Not since the Pixies has a group made guitar pop sound so fun. An antidote to the po-faced grunge recyclers swamping indie rock, Toronto’s Weaves sound fresh. Theirs is an invigorating blend of louche showmanship, alt-rock yelp and pop glitter, all with a spiky sense of divisiveness at its heart.
Their self-titled debut album on Memphis Industries has been championed by BBC 6Music’s Marc Riley and received frothy-mouthed praise from the press. It may not last forever (though we suspect longevity is at play here), but right now Weaves are the band you need to hear.
Matt sat down with the whole group ahead of their set at Leeds' renowned Brudenell Social Club venue to discuss their method of bottling insanity…