‘Ella’ is the lead single from Yorkshire-based band Frenetics’ first EP, Broken Hand, which was released last month.
‘Ella’ is a rather brash and muscular racket, arrived at by a stampede of drum beats, guitar spirals, feedback and raucous vocals. It is no holes barred post-punk forged with a canny ability for catchy tune. It is all quite reminiscent of the attitude and swagger from the early days of Arctic Monkeys.
The Broken Hand EP is pretty taut and tight with ‘Swing Kids’ deserving notable praise too, which closes the EP in a more restrained, hushed even, but supremely ominous, adding an element of diversity.