It was last year that the US agit-rock quartet The Quitters were introduced.
From the LP Contributing To Erosion – track five of the eleven – Dragonslayer displays The Quitters in their tempestuous mood.
Bursting out of the speakers like a breached dam a flurry of guitars and percussion are joined by scrawling vocal and the audience is left to check to see if the walls of the room have been covered in inspirations of spray-paint as The Quitters deliver a track that has you minded of a rampage of boisterous graffiti artists.
Dragonslayer doesn’t aim to confuse complexity with good old rock ‘n’ roll as the three minutes of bustling music is intended to be enjoyed for what it is and The Quitters deliver a track that has the listener left in delighted frame of mind.
The Quitters from Las Vegas in the USA is the agit-rock quartet of Marc Roqsberg (Bass / Vocals), Miqah Mayhem (Drums), Tommy A.K. (Guitar) and Dizzle Q Guapo (Guitar).
Rolling into the room The Quitters deliver an aural feast with their range of influences, which allow the band to provide a journey from the theatrical to the snarling rage. Essentially a message of change emanates from the band and with the ability to mix up the sounds the quartet are able to eloquently articulate their frustrations from the sources on which they draw to create their music.
The dexterity of references that The Quitters is able to draw from give them an incredibly powerful presence as the band slow down and speed up the tempo adding or subtracting layers without ever leaving the listener in any doubt that they are not impressed with the world order.
Having spent time on the live circuit and with releases behind them the quartet have gained the confidence to concentrate on the contexts of song, music and lyric which gives them a freedom to explore their musical and compositional skills. Providing the listener with music that at one moment spears into the bloodstream, other times gets the brain working and marks The Quitters out as a band with a difference.
A new LP – the eleven track Contributing To Erosion, through SquidHat Records which comes out on the 8th July is a great development in the sound of The Quitters and well worth adding to the collection. Sadly, as of this moment, I can’t share any of the new tracks.