I first covered Umeå, Sweden’s Statues toward the end of 2018, but have actually been following some of the members’ work since as far back as 2001 when I was first exposed to the great Kevlar (a.k.a. KVLR). The good news seeped out earlier this summer that the trio is prepping the release of 11-song, 33-minute sophomore album, Holocene, for October via Lövely Records (pre-order now on CD or LP).
I’ve previously referred to the group’s work as «punked-up indie rock excellence,» and can confidently confirm that the new material carries on in fine form. Expect gritty-yet-radiant guitar textures; energetic cracks of crisp percussion; centrally pounding bass runs; and immediately identifiable, one-of-a-kind vocal hooks.
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