Thursday 14 April 2011

Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em

"Sensuary overload" doesn't even cut it.

Their sound is described as 'noise-pop'.  Understatement.  Tell 'Em sounds like the result of a buzz saw having a scrap with a fog horn in a robot factory using electric guitars and laser guns for weapons.  And amongst the hysteria a choir girl sings in angelic falsetto.  It shouldn't work.

Yet somehow it does.  It's distorted, rough and percussive and deserves to be played LOUD.  The grinding racket will truly thump your eardrums.

Tell 'Em has been available for over a year on iTunes but has only recently come to the attention of English audiences, especially as Nick Grimshaw's record of the week.