If you are looking for an act that are the embodiment of rawness and pure tangibility, one who are focused on their craft and not on fabricating any kind of image or following trends, then do not pass up on Screech Bats from London, who are gearing up for the release of their second record – Wish You Were Her.
Blood In My Hair serves as a cracking starter for ten, opening up in a traditional punk manner, building towards a great in-your-face chorus, with spots of cool bass thrown in there too. Lead single Get Better gives us some hooking lyrics steered by Esme’s piercing vocals.
The writing is the prominent factor in Every Good Thing, which is further highlighted by a sizable conclusion. They pick the pace back up for Just Like You, with the bustling drumming contributing to that, and we get a brilliant finale with That Valentine Song, defined by a blunt tone, freaking sweet riffs and a strong performance from Esme.
A quality record that is dripping with palpable attitude from a quartet who are legitimate in every sense of the word and are sure to make an evident mark in the alternative scene over the coming months.
“WISH YOU WERE HER” IS AVAILABLE FRIDAY 30TH MARCH
SCREECH BATS HOST A LAUNCH SHOW IN ASSOCIATION WITH CAMDEN ROCKS AT THE MONARCH ON WEDNESDAY 4TH APRIL