The West Midlands is absolutely packed with fantastic up and coming acts, and the Black Country’s Headshrinkers are up there with the best! They take influence from some of the best post-punk music around, from Joy Division to Fontaines D.C., and I truly believe they could join those ranks!
In this new track, ‘Caught Between Two Stools’, they show us why they are brilliant with their punky finesse! With wavy guitar parts leading into colossal riffs, they are a force to be reckoned with. Frontman Garran Hickman gives us a beautiful blend of spoken word poetry and gritty vocals on the incredibly catchy chorus. This to me is reminiscent of Grian Chatten from Fontaines D.C., and it is absolutely superb! The percussion section is not to be left out, with the relentless head-banging drums from Scarlett Churchill, and the pounding bass line from Xavier Al-Naquib, united with James Knott‘s reverb heavy guitar riff that rings throughout the whole chorus it really shows you how masterful this band is!
Words by Jack Horsley.