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Here’s an album from a brand new band from Sweden, Then Comes Silence, who formed about a year ago out of the ashes of Sad Day For Puppets and Antennas. Interestingly they recently played their very first gig in support of A Place To Bury Strangers, notable not only because this is a bit soon to be putting out a full-length album but also because this is also the band they most closely resemble to my ears.
Actually this is pretty slick stuff, opening with the droney ‘Daybreak’ before diving headlong into a succession of moody post-punk noise-pop songs with clanking bass, hard mid-paced rhythms and sheets of guitar fuzz and feedback over some steady, moody vocals. The Joy Division-but-noisier aesthetic, basically. Quite doomy but in a clangy post-punk way rather than straight up slooow power sludge that you get from the likes of Bong and more of a hard-hitting spook-out full of drifting sinister melodies. Heavy and epic post-metal-meets-post-punk type stuff that’s likely to appeal to fans of the aforementioned ‘Strangers.
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