Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Slowcoaches - Ex Head (Leisure + District)

Slowcoaches bid to take over the world takes a big step forward with this mighty single.

Ex Head blasts out of the blocks and never lets up. Heather Perkins' vocals might be smothered in the kind of fuzzed-out bliss that was popular right at the end of the 1980s, but they're still deeply affecting.

This is perhaps the most accessible Slowcoaches track I've heard, and comes across as a confident marker for what's to follow. Think late-Pixies, Husker Du or and even - gasp - the good bits of Senseless Things and if you like all that jazz, then you'll love Ex Head.

Slowcoaches are out and about on tour from 10th March, and I'll be stood and the back looking nervous when they play the Chameleon in Nottingham on 12th. Come and tell me it'll all be okay.