RiceCrackers is an alt-rock quartet from Boston in the USA comprising Olivia West (Vocals), Huxley Rittman (Guitar), Yoshi Ady (Bass) and Andy Jung (Drums).
The underlying perturbation which slides into the room wraps the mind in a sense of unease as RiceCrackers deliver their sounds of societal disquiet. A disparity of influences, gives the quartet a distinctive space, as rumblings of furious temper meet measured harmonics.
The grungy four stringer gives the material an ever present omniscience as RiceCrackers introduce percussion which at one moment leads the tempo and next brushes up the remnants, whilst guitar is allowed scope to explore melancholic melodies, to which an instantly recognisable signature vocal slices through the sound.
Recently established and beginning to develop a live performance presence, RiceCrackers have also recently released an EP – Kolohe Kid (which is available on bandcamp) in which they showcase their varying sounds. With songs usually lasting well under three minutes, in which they pack much fire-power, it is perhaps of no surprise that I have selected a track that lasts for over four. However, given the off-beat ska influence, it is exactly as you would have expected.
I look forward to getting to hear more of RiceCrackers and it will be interesting to discover the future direction of style for the quartet.
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