Most genre titles are meaningless, but grunge is especially vacant.
Seattle slang for dirt, grunge soon attached itself to the city's late 80s array of sludgy, Sabbath influenced, post-hardcore delights. Soon, though, it was a global phenomenon which moved between Neil Young, Soundgarden and (gulp) the 501 supported horror that was Stiltskin.
Splashh aren't a grunge band, albeit they do no doubt have a few Mudhoney records lingering on their racks. So why reference them? Well, simply put: we're not entirely sure how to describe their sound.
There's that whimsical, nostalgic vibe which shone through on their early singles, all mid 90s Saturday morning TV, SNES games and quiet-loud dynamics. But there's a deeply British feel as well, a psychedelic flourish which pushes to the forefront on debut album 'Comfort'.
New single 'All I Wanna Do' is a blurred, tatty, power chord jam, as direct a statement as the band are likely to make. On the flip, Splashh have placed 'Today (Fade Away)' - translucent psychedelia, it's lyrically introspective while the music reaches out towards a pure, blinding white light.
Listen to it now.
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