London/Brighton duo Dog Legs have a penchant for noise. The good kind mind. You know the sort of thing; fuzzy riffs, crashing drums and general bursts of scrappy, noisy, lo-fi pop goodness.
Dog Legs, aka Moema Meade and Liam Bradbury, who first featured here back in 2013 with their Awkward EP, are back and sounding as good and NOISY as ever. The latest EP, Holiday, a 7-track rickety roller-coaster ride, is jammed with their band’s tangle of sounds – surf, punk, pop & garage rock – tethered together with sweet ramshackle charm. ‘Holiday’ brings the ruckus; a loud, brash and bratty spiral of blistering riffs, chaotic crashing drums and howling vocals. ‘Ugly’ meanwhile, is similarly scuzzy but less frantic fun blast of fuzz and imbued with a buzzing intensity and fizzy energy, and full of sing along hooks. ‘I Trusted You’ reminds of the slanted sounds of Pavement (Slanted & Enchanted era); all ramshackle distortion, fuzz and repetitive angular riffs. There is an honesty & pureness to their sound; it’s raw, imperfect and laid bare, and all the better for it. It’s good to have ’em back and sounding as noisy as ever.
Holiday is out now on a very limited run of cassettes (25 yellow / 75 blue) & ‘Holiday / Ugly’ is also released as a digital single. You can try some choice cuts below.