**The Pyramids are Sam 'The Bishop' Windett and Mark 'Arp' Cleveland, and Sam 'The Bishop' Windett and Mark 'Arp' Cleveland are both in Archie Bronson Outfit. Claims to the new name attest a tribute to the “legacy of the original garage rockers, haywire young individuals hopped up on any number of primitive stimulants, cranking out cacophonic and chaotic riffs in carports across suburban America”. So I just lifted 28 words from an online label profile, and? And there’s not too much you can really say about the band’s debut single – all that you can is wrapped up in that sentence and its image of blasted boredom.
If anything, ‘Hunch Your Body’ is even straighter and even harder than Archie Bronson Outfit, even if that’s like measuring the distance between a tenth and a 12th storey drop. Each instrument would be lost on its own ‘cause there’s nothing going on – dead-ahead, one-chord, pull-off riffing and a 1-2-3-4_ first-drum-beat-you-ever-learnt providing the bedrock for Windett’s surprise-gale-hits-your-face wailing. Why does he sound so desperate for you to “Hunch, hunch your body, love somebody” and to know “when did you last feel alive?”. I do not know, I can never breathe with the wind in my throat. Get back to your teenage carport, make noise and respond. There's nothing else going on.
7Kev Kharas's Score