The Gaa Gaas

 

‘Voltaire’ 

The Playground Records

Release date – 1/11/2010

 

 

French satirist and author of such acclaimed works as Candide, Voltaire’s most frequently quoted wisdom is, “All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds”; in a nutshell, play the hand that’s dealt!

This resigned and fatalistic prose merchant lends his name to the Gothic bravado of the Brighton-based three-piece, The Gaa Gaas new single.

 

Looming like ghosts from the darkest corners of some subterranean crypt, our pained trio unleash sulky bursts of post-punk and macabre 60s garage in the manner of The Horrors.

The ghoulish band of lurking miscreants, let loose growling bass guitar, creeping distorted lead and Mogadon induced rockabilly drums; whipping-up a primordial wining version of Pil and Bauhaus.

 

There’s a remix by Kitsune label’s Punx Soundcheck, who lift the vocals from the original and immerse them in a bubbling froth of speed-shifting quacking beats and cyclonic marauding synths, to produce a very classy sophisticated dance floor filler.

 

A solid, beguiling spiky and menacing shoegazing number, ‘Voltaire’ benefits from the production of Robert Harder; whose work on BabyShambles and White Rose Movement helps to give the sound some much needed boosts and holler wailing vocals. I expect great things from these fuzzed-up freaks.

 

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One Response to “The Gaa Gaas”

  1. […] what seems like the longest of breaks, returning after their last spiky sharp-toed Gothic number ‘Voltaire’, the London/Brighton band The Gaa Gaas return with another slice of jilting garage rock punk to […]

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