This is the third track featured by The Bourgeois and each has had very different acoustics, though each casting a scowling lyric on the world around.
From their four track EP – Designer Genes – which was released last month, the third – Summer Of George finds a contemplative guitar surrounded by pulsing bass and pacing percussion all encasing a snarling vocal.
With a completely different sound in Electric Shock Value,The Bourgeois, replace the oppressive darkness with a trippy beat that has the listener reaching for the joss-sticks as the guitar travels between psychedelia, shoegaze and ’60s brit-rock with the percussion and bass combining to give the track a flavour of off-beat reggae whilst the vocal ties the various ideas together with its gravelled delivery.
Whether this prefaces a full release or just a stand-alone idea time will tell. For now, it stands as its own marker and well worth getting to know as, The Bourgeois demonstrate the ability to take influences from the past and freshen them up with new ideas.
Melancholia oozes across the room as The Bourgeois deliver a vehement railing against religious fundamentalism in the approaching four minute brooding discourse of Black Church Or No Church.
The trio deploy a steady tempo with loud footsteps of emphasis that finds the audience involuntarily moving in time with the pace. The pulsing percussion is anchored around a singular bass which gives the track its menace, the guitar points accusatory finger as a scathing vocal malevolently rasps its message in a track which finds The Bourgeois casting withering eye on the focus of concern in Black Church Or No Church.