Adelaide brothers in arms Horror My Friend and Archers have returned with brand new singles.
Words by Callum Parr
Having kicked off the year with their single ‘Mazes’ and playing alongside the likes of DZ Deathrays, British India, Dune Rats and Cosmic Psychos, Horror My Friend have dropped “Stay In”, arguably their most up-beat and accessible track yet. The track boasts the signature Horror My Friend vocal style with distorted leady- guitar lines crisscrossing over crisp bass lines and drumming. It rolls into a call and answer pre-chorus before bursting into an overly chantable chorus and eventually departs into a rich bridge that builds into a brief crunchy- compressed solo. Grabbing the track’s momentum by the scruff of the neck, Horror My Friend invites the listener back by concluding on that sing-along chorus.
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/214767753" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Archers have followed up their recent singles ‘Nobodies’ and ‘Long Now’ with ‘More Than Gold’, a relentless track that sees the outfit’s unwillingness to hold back. It intros with almost progressive technicalities with intricate drumming and a post-rock guitar riff, followed by ever building vocals from front man Hugh Black. Scored with mounting reverbs, every aspect of the track builds in momentum until the final seconds.
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/214218635" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Both much loved locals will be launching their tracks at an early evening show at The Exeter Beer Garden on Saturday, 1st of August alongside thrash punx, Relying on Luck. Horror My Friend will continue onto Melbourne and Sydney to tour the single.