Last Days of Lorca

Last Days of Lorca
Let’s Build Ships

The intro to Last Days of Lorca’s ‘Let’s Build Ships’ is enough to worry anyone with a heart condition. A flood of jagged guitars is set off like an emergency alarm and that sense of urgency persists throughout the record.

This is technically brilliant edgy indie music, and the mathematical upsets to the rhythm are far from a distraction, simply adding to the feeling that storm clouds are closing in.

Last Days of Lorca have an aptitude for this type of song. It’s completely immersive, drowning listeners in a tidal wave of noise and then draining away to cause an audio drought. People go nuts about bands that manage to pull off a proficient experimental track, but this band have a naturally individual sound that sweeps away comparisons to well-known counterparts, like Radiohead or Muse.

If they don’t get snapped up by an astute record label, they’re welcome to live in my spare room and play this music all day and all night.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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