The debut EP from London four-piece, the title of Something Wicked (This Way Comes) betrays the ‘evilness’ of its constituent sounds. The vocals on the title track are deliciously threatening, like Marilyn Manson cursing through a mouthful of honeyed syrup. The whole thing courses with darkly electric energy – spitting biting intensity out from every angle – angular guitars and a colliding medley of cut-and-paste percussion that glitches outwards like a malevolent sprite. At its most intoxicating, Something Wicked is like a deeper, bleaker Placebo, an evil twin of the most trickstery kind. And that’s just how we like it.
Something Wicked (This Way Comes) is released on the 7th May.