The Brackish + Tom Skelly & the Salty Beards + DNA TV
Thrillingly unique instrumental post-punk psych band featuring alumni of The Liftmen, Zun Zun Egui, This Is The Kit and Phantom Limb.
At the core of the music are tight arrangements combined with improvisation, featuring interplay between two distinctive guitar voices. Each tune’s clear conception tells a story – changes of mood and rhythm add a compelling narrative to a vital and visceral sound. The broad vocabulary of the music – psychedelic, metal, jazz, kraut … – conjures echoes from Steve Reich to Sabbath, Can and Tortoise.
Having recorded an album ‘Big Guys’ which was released on Lavathief , 2014 has seen the band build up a reputation for their incendiary and occasionally amp-destroying gigs.
‘It’s an album that is at once joyous and free yet, with a slight time signature change or introduction of a certain guitar affect, can make you feel queasy and uncomfortable. You can never second guess it or assume you know where the songs are heading as its relentless riffing can suddenly morph from Sabbath sludge to Television crispness.’ – louderthanwar.com