The album, which was recorded at Unwound Recordings (London) and mixed and produced by Adam Jaffrey, unleashed by fuzz of ‘Shred Til You’re Dead’ – garnering the group shouts in NME & DIY, amongst a host of others – and offering a glimpse of what Best Friends have been cooking up.
Single Fake Spit shows that despite a seemingly effortless ability to kick things up through absorbing, head-shaking rhythm a more melodic-wrapped approach also rests in their arsenal.
Their debut record; birthed from early Best Friends recordings that produced tangible swathes of fuzz pierced with melody as the band sought to aurally emulate the workings of the Navajo rug makers, known for purposely weaving mistakes into their unique & complex patterns to remind us all that only the divine can achieve perfection. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of WWF, a full set of achievements on Mario Kart & several crates of beer, the band have been delving deep ever since to reach your most primal instincts since.
Previous support slots include: Drenge, Eagulls, Wolf Alice, Thee Oh Sees, Merchandise, Hinds.
“Jammed with ear-battering drums and bass, “Fake Spit” inhttps://pebblerecords.co.uk/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=productfuses the band’s garage-y leanings with punk abrasiveness and plenty of distortion. Shouty, bolshy and laced with pop earworms, Best Friends end the ruckus before the two-minute mark, leaving us salivating for more.” The Line of Best Fit, premiere
“Album opener ‘Fake Spit’ is a near two minute blast. Vocal yelps and merciless percussion characterise a song that still retains the group’s garage sensibilities, best demonstrated in a tuneful melody breakdown towards the end. ” DIY
Initial press of the LP is on limited 3 colour splatter vinyl.
Tracklist: Fake Spit / Holy Mountain / Cold Shapes / If You Think Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out / Nosebleeds / Dr Mario / Baba Vanga / Happy Anniversary / Shred Til You’re Dead / Orange Juice
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