Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Think you've heard this new track before? Well, you haven't. Phoria is an upcoming band from Brighton who just take a very heavy Radiohead influence, which you really do notice. Does this hinder the music though? No, I don't reckon it does. That particular inspiration is tinged by others, like Mogwai and Sigur Ros, and their sounds seep into Phoria's work, making for a very interesting listen, even if that is, for the most part, an analysis. The guitars and bleak and mournful, and the vocals match with semi-depressing lyricism. All this misery however, is carried along by some really fantastic instrumentation that amplifies the emotion to a epic level. Organs, violins and creeping percussion phase in and out, searching for answers and putting forward a lot of questions. All in all, just love it.