OVEF OW – Working – EP Review

On the 16th the US grunge quartet OVEF OW will be releasing the EP Working.

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Opening the four track EP is Working Girl which grinds through the room minding the listener of stilettos needing a re-heel for too much walking as a flexing analogue winds through the ears to the accompaniment of the feisty thighs of bass and smeared red lips of vocal as the lithe percussion of calves wraps around the audience all in a snarling sneer, which in essence is the whole purpose of  Ovef Ow, who are able to take a scant view to the world around whilst simultaneously smooching – well worth the cost of the release on its own (which is available on bandcamp).




Next is Psycho Crush – a far darker number that bustles through the speakers in a duality of speed giving the song a discombobulation further enhanced by a bending vocal that minds of the distortions of a parabolic mirror.

The third song is The Whistler, which is a humming wurlitzer wrestling with guitar instrumentation with the percussion acting as referee and a song that requires immediately replay.

My pick of the release is the closer Working Boy – which bleeds in to the room on the back of an extended raw chalk-board screal that grates the teeth prior to developing in to a parenthesis of oiled flexing inner thigh fed through the guitar from which the scratching vocal gnaws the neck and the listener descends in to a vestige of their own existence and the audience becomes lost in their own deepest desires as synthetics and bass whirl temptingly around the mind in ever faster and more urgent thrusts of the hips prior to reaching a climactic rictus of growling self-loathing.

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