Mobilities – Built From The Ground – Single Review

The US rock quartet Mobilities released the single Built From The Ground on the 15th.



Allow me to assist, when you hit play, no need to do as I did – check for a fault with the foundations of the building or contemplate – perhaps an earthquake? – as the speakers teeter and topple.

It really is the superb crunching drum roll, courtesy of Derick Thomas who can be found working with as little as the sparsity of a couple of toms, one hanging the other floor, a snare, a bass-drum and a ride and a hi-hat, that is causing all the damage – and that is even before everything in the band gets in to full flow.

A well balanced bass adds the to the sense of the room falling down around the ears, whilst meticulous guitar is able to give Built From The Ground (available on bandcamp) an unexpected spaciousness to the liquefying mass while vocal adds yet another dimension as it appears to surface at a completely different pace giving the single an all engrossing multitudinous layered texturing that will have the listener reaching for the replay button immediately.

Word also arrives that an LP – Time Hasn’t Swallowed Us Yet – is due for release on the 23rd of February 2018 – I find myself already wishing away January.


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