Chaika – The Quietness

Forget about SXSW for a moment and get lost in The Quietness, Chaika’s metamorphic psych rock monster.

Groups who are immediately ready to aim for memorable behemoths of tracks; rather than subdued easy listening, are instantly more interesting (and most often, just better). Leeds group Chaika aim for a psych/punk rock flare that celebrates the intoxication of Hookworms, together with the ambiguous, high volume of Eagulls.

The Quietness roars uncontrollably, turning from quickly building drum beats, to guitars that sound ready to welcome in the apocalypse. Seismic shifts in both pace and general style, turns The Quietness into an alluring, industrially inspired seven minutes, transforming from a raw, punk rock fuelled high, into a trippy, malfunctioning acid trip, which Montreal rockers Suuns, would be proud to tag their name on,

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