Tuesday 26 September 2023

High Vis

High Vis are a five-piece post-punk band from London, England that formed in 2016. They've released a handful of EP's as well as two full-lengths, the most recent of which came out last year. As usual, I'm pretty late to the game on this, since Blending seemed to keep popping up last year, and it took me this long to finally check it out. Of course, this is a fantastic album; it sounds like a bunch of hardcore kids got really into The Stone Roses, The Sound and Ride, among a litany of other acts you could name. It's a unique fusion of influence, with jangly guitars drenched in reverb and chorus swirling around a tightly-knit and driving rhythm section and distinct, shouted vocals. "Trauma Bonds" in particular was an incredible highlight. I'm sure this is now old news to most of you, but if you haven't given this band a listen yet, do yourself a favour and get on it. Enjoy.

1. A First For When You're Down
2. Positive Intervention

1. Luxor
2. Tribute

1. Choose To Lose
2. Walking Wires
3. Stabbed
4. The Bastard Inside
5. Voices
6. Altitude
7. Blood Moon
8. New Asbestos

1. Down To You
2. Desire

1. Talk For Hours
2. 0151
3. Out Cold
4. Blending
5. Trauma Bonds
6. Fever Dream
7. Morality Test
8. Join Hands
9. Shame