The London, England, grunge quartet Shark Dentist comprises Campbell, Grady, Andrew and Jamie.
With only a couple of tracks to hear I have already marked Shark Dentist as sitting on the ‘essential playlist’.
Unfettered by others expectations the quartet tread their own path along territories unknown, that instinctively are on solid ground, as they stomp with abandon across formulaic construction to deliver music of natural proclivity and engagement.
Continual use of lower registers, be it via a vocal that can pitch as a superlative baritone or extensive use of bass, Shark Dentist are able to counterbalance the sub-woofer stretching tones with equally tweeter piercing moments of difference. They do not seek to create through studious contemplation music that has an organic feel, rather through intuitive ability, which is what makes their music so intoxicating. Neither you nor they know what will happen next other than to have confidence it will work.
There is a catharsis in musicians who don’t have to try, which can never be matched by expressions of ‘let’s make a hit song’ and the only sadness of the music business is that those who ‘can’ rarely reap the return they richly deserve as they travel their own route of creativity. Shark Dentist is a prime example of why this site exists and I thank them for adding much value to the world.
I look forward to their future material with a sense of longing and forlorn loneliness, purely, because hasn’t yet arrived.
The only currently available release is the two track single – Cut Myself Shaving which can be purchased on bandcamp.
Terminal Gods is an alt-rock band from London in England comprising Cowlin, Maisey, Cooper and Campbell.
The dark and sombre rock that Terminal Gods deliver cloaks the room in a dank and oppressive atmosphere which seeps its way into the bone-marrow, infusing the body with an introspective paranoia. There have been iconic and highly influential bands delivering this effect going back over the decades, but to make a comparison would be to detract from what is undoubtedly a talented group of musicians delivering the sounds in the 2010s.
Formed a couple of years ago Terminal Gods have worked hard to secure a live presence, which has seen them successfully playing gigs across vast swathes of Europe. To cement the effort so far they are releasing a debut EP – the six track Machine Beat Messiah on the 25th November, twenty one minutes of well delivered reflective rock.
The quartet combine deep registers with a metronomic percussion which drives the music into the listeners ears, whilst more prosaic guitar work delivers the layers of textures to the sound and completing the effect is a vocal which emerges from the soundscape like an eerie apparition.
The material itself is delivered in densely packed compositions which don’t require volume to reinforce the powerful presence that is Terminal Gods.