A.R.E Weapons are the latest trendy New York dolls to infortrate our headspace with their articulate brand of sleeze and slur. Not bad either...
Describing the sound of A.R.E Weapons isn't easy...a eclectic mix of sci-fi beats and spewed menacing vocals remind me of a more agressive, dirtier and dare I say it, cooler, version of Primal Scream circa 2000.
'Street Gang' is reminiscent of a sneering Mr Gillespie but even more rauccous with ultimately heart pounding electric drum beats. B-side 'Black Mercedes' is more spoken with some bizarre samples of cars crashing behind more pulsing beats and airy keys complemented by a gritty bass line.
Friends of The Strokes apparently, if it's the sleaze and ultimately the music you're after, NYC is the place to be.
8Jon Lawrence's Score