Brooklyn band Infinity Girl love a bit of shoegaze, but thankfully Nolan Ely and the band never spend so much time staring down that they forget to look up and craft a killer hook. And on new album Harm those hooks are there in abundance. From the thunderous cacophony that welcomes us in on opener Hesse, through writhing melodies on latest single Firehead, the extended reverb that leads out Hold and blurs into disco synths on Not Man, the apt bounce of Young, and Heavy, which sounds not unlike an eighties video game going through a blender, there’s plenty going on. With clattering fuzz and distortion throughout, grazed and anxiety wrought shapes, and an expansive and propulsive air it’s an intense and emotive piece of work.
Harm is out on the 28th August via Topshelf, and you can order it here.
Photos by Drew Arndt.