Play 90 second soundbite of 'Moving Parts' @ 'CD quality'
Infectious as clap but much more pleasant to live with, 'Head First' takes things down to street level with a lo-fi rhythmic melee that's driven by incessant guitar chords and a ferociously savage percussive engine room. Vocally, Aliens make sweet noise happen from humble and non-too-showy but honest and occasionally grungy outpourings that are totally suited to the refreshingly organic and minimalist instrumental backdrop. Altogether, Aliens sound is gritty, pounding and compelling; nothing about Aliens sounds pretentious or self-indulgent, Aliens appear to write and play from somewhere deep inside the gut rather than the heart and their energetic but tantalising roots punk/rock is hemmed by tattered seams and frayed edges that allow freedom of movement and unrestricted ebb of flow of murky waves of sound that suck you in and hold you fast until you're drunk on Aliens' home brew of homogenous sound.
'Head First' by Aliens is kick-ass nu-punk with a big rockin' twist. Aliens' stripped-back sound is as simple as it is powerful; a basic but smartly innovative cocktail of gritty rockin' sounds that cross genre boundaries and stick two fingers up at pretentious indie normality. Aliens' music is 'now', it's honest, it's totally laid bare and it's a very pleasant change from most of what's going down at the mo'. 'Head First' by Aliens is a simplistic but wholly enthralling work of gritty, powerful grunge-punk - great fun, massively likeable and a somewhat delicious musical morsel that shoves conformity out the door and brings harsh reality to the party. I love it, it's just a no bullshit work that gets down to business and spits in the face of indie convention and is all the better for its blatant grubbiness and off-the-street attitude.