Album Review: ARXX – ‘Ride or Die’ — When The Horn Blows


Euphoric reinforcement of alternative rock: without fear of eclipsing the immediacy of pop.

It’s safe to say that we’ve had a stronghold of rock duos over the years. Whether it’s Canadian rockers from death from above or even a duo partner Real blood brighton harking themselves, Abrasive rock has always been better in pairs.

Now? Now, we have an alternative rock duo of friends who take flavors from both; this is ARXX. An infectious stretch of swamp rock full of spritz energy, Hanni and Clara are on a dedicated path to rock stardom. Personally describing themselves as if Taylor Swift had only ever listened to Nirvana, Arxx have established themselves as fierce contenders on the touring circuit with support slots alongside the likes of the big moon and Dream wife. Not only that, but their heavy inclination since their first EP releases has allowed them to now release their debut album: Ride or die.

at the focal point, ride or die he encapsulates a band brimming with confidence and ideas, just unafraid of where it may lead them. It’s refreshing, it’s exciting and it’s about time that the women of rock were invited back through the doors of rock.

While the band is very much in the realm of indie-rock, the duo aren’t afraid to commit to the flecks of pop, which is shown by the frivolous first performance with baby uh huh, a pop spirit animal certainly elevated by the likes of HAIM and his dominance within the circuit.

With his perpetual guitar thumps and synth digs, Not only enters the territory of a alice wolf and black honey hybrids, two abrasive collectives leading the fires with powerful leaders. the enigmatic ride or die is the true color of this band: clean production, wobbly synth lines, emphatic vocals, and catchy choruses. The little bridge in the choir is also a big touch away, before we’re pulled down for a ferocious climax.

It’s important to note that Hanni and Clara aren’t the only ones on this spiraling journey, either. They join their fellow comrades in the Irish quartet. pillow queens – which no doubt met along the way – in call me crazya whirlwind of call and response vocals that results in a wickedly good song. stuck on you it’s the slow one you’d expect on the album, but it doesn’t act as filler in any stretch of the word. and neither what have you donea funky inflection of dreamy indie-pop adulterations that is struck by an amplifier detonation out of nowhere that is apparently designed to keep us on our toes.

The last time it was the first single released in the successive batch released before the release of the debut, an indie-pop bop that sets the markers for a good summer vibe. Song roster ends with 2019 single Iron lung, a dentition entering the territory of ride or die hard rock, as the bold mid-tempo breakdown marks a shoe for a sound not dissimilar to Real bloodthe soundtrack of . Must be something from Brighton.

ARXX they are a duo known for simply living large and not doing things by halves. it is this ride or die mindset that is plagued throughout their album, tempered with streams of creativity that they are sure to carry with them long into their prosperous careers.

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