All Them Witches – And This Is Why I Don’t Go Out At Night

All Them Witches - South Wales SoundsAll Them Witches – And This Is Why I Don’t Go Out At Night
Release Date: July 2012
Rating: 7/10

‘And This Is Why I Don’t Go Out At Night’ is a crazy concoction of eclectic styles and sounds all thrown into one big cauldron, stirred and left to simmer for around 12 minutes.

This four-track debut is a potent potion of screams, alt riffs, dance beats, synth, gang vocals and experimental rock. An unusual mixture of ingredients for any successful brew, yet the Bridgend bunch serve up a unique and refreshing set of tunes.

Opener ‘Heirlooms’ kicks things off with introductory guttural velocity and a quick tempo, before the synth kicks in. ‘Crypt Head’ follows up with a pairing of clean vocals and dance beats, with an atmospheric closing section.

The pace slows momentarily during ‘Dance and Shake and Die!’ before returning with force, whilst closer ‘V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.D.E.F.E.A.T’ mixes it up again as the synth notes and simple lyrics build towards a climactic end.

An impressive introduction from a band formed as recently as April.

Words: Steven Smith

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