Centrifuge hail from Stoke-on-Trent, although this may not be obvious to the casual observer as they play out of town as often as they can. Their sound - an impressively loud and full one for a demo EP - switches back and forth between jarring, crunching riffs and drawn-out aching interludes, averaging out to create an impression of aggressive melancholy.
Centrifuge clearly have both a lot of ideas and a love of music which looks beyond easy genre-based judgements, and those qualities make themselves felt here. This EP displays a pleasing leaning towards clashing chords and loud, jagged noise, and there's also plenty of passion and drive. At certain points the imagination seems to run out, letting them down somewhat, such as fillers of slightly-too-classic rock or low-key quiet bits without the subtlety necessary to make them intriguing. But the reason the less-good bits are so disappointing is that the better moments raise the listeners' expectations to unrealistic levels, which would clearly make it folly to criticise the CD too loudly. I really hope Centrifuge want to sound as special as the good bits here indicate they do, 'cause that could make for something rather mighty.