|MEMBERS:||ANA GARCÍA PERROTE|
SOUND: INDIE / GARAGE ROCK
The LP is a gloriously respectful ode to garage rock; the lo-fi sounds inundate every track. 'Leave Me Alone' is defined by Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote's battling lyrics and ample reverb-drenched electric guitars. The grungy tunes are vigorously summery affairs with a touch of disorder.
Be blown away with the melodic guitar riffs of 'Warts', or the perfectly imperfect distorted vocals on 'Bamboo', or the raw energy of 'San Diego'. These songs are jam-packed with textures and effects, ensuring each track sounds warm and full. On occasions, it does cross the line and overwhelm the listening process, but on the whole is a successful experiment.
There's a few really special moments too - arriving at the entirely instrumental track 'Solar Gap' is a wonderful lullaby, providing an intermission at the halfway point of the album.
It's always refreshing to hear an album which hasn't been refined within an inch of its life, and the music crafted on 'Leave Me Alone' is deliberately flawed. Hinds' no-nonsense approach provides a fresh perspective to female songwriting, and with more than a handful of catchy tunes on offer, this LP is sure to make waves right around the world.
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