Orlando foursome HUNGRY GAYZE drop their debut 7″ on the fitting Florida’s Dying label, crafting up some noisy garage rock oddities that bring words like “mutation” to mind.
Menacing guitar shrills and a shuttering sawmill buzz dominates a track like “Roadkill,” not to mention their tough, rough and tumble approach that keeps the song moving forward. That being said, this music falls somewhere between garage pop and experimental post-punk while they take no prisoners, rounding out the track with punchy bass lines and plenty of distracting noise. Even after the first track, it’s no surprise that this single comes from the folks at Florida’s Dying either – it fits their catalog of rock anomalies without question.
“Pins and Needles” speaks more for the pop in their sound, plowing through with catchy vocal hooks and strangled guitars that are both tightly woven and crunchy. Beginning with the bellow of an echoing tom-tom, this song quickly supplies us with plenty to be excited about for the unpredictable future of Hungry Gayze. The shredded guitars and death ray synths of “8th Grade Haircut” follow up next, bringing to mind a band like Blasted Canyons, where chaos is surely preferred over the calm. They also manage to bring a bit of experimentalism into the picture here as they slowly creep along with their haunting vibe, bringing us to say one more time that these bros and gal certainly have an element of unpredictability working in their favor. Fingers crossed for the future on this one, bring it on!
Pins and Needles –
My Rating: 8/10
Genre/ Tags: Garage Rock, Noise Rock, Post-Punk
Roadkill 7″: Tracklist:
2.) Pins and Needles
3.) 8th Grade Haircut