Aiming For Enrike first burst into our hearts with their incredible Rohdos Garage live sessions last year. Armed with a modest arsenal of guitar, drums and herd of pedals, the Norwegian act were forging sounds that combined melodic pop-hooks, looped fusion grooves and the oddball sonic textures of Battles and Adebisi Shank. It was music we could easily get behind.
Fast forward a year and the two-piece are set to generate waves with the imminent release of Las Napalmas, an album that traverses from rapid staccato-style math rock quirks to ethereal and atmospheric post rock. And lo and behold, today we are giving you a fresh cut off the album to whet your appetite.
‘Front Runner’ sees the band slowly stacking melodies like building blocks. As the track progresses, the band carefully increase the intensity of their instruments, culminating in a maelstrom of sound. ‘Front Runner’ is a track that can be enjoyed in its own right, or carefully pulled apart to parse its craft and precision. Whichever way you want to tread, you’re going to have a blast…
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