Head Noise – Special Effects Improves The Defects (2017)

Head Noise are a 3 piece Electro Art-Punk band from South Wales, often using a keytar as a primary instrument as well as an array of nontraditional instruments. With no live drums or an actual drummer they are certainly a different act and stand out from the crowd with their less conventional, more experimental approach.

So here we have the bands new 6 track mini-album “Special Effects Improves The Defects”, a very fun sounding release here; upbeat, with some wicked little electronic jingles and beats throughout, which wouldn’t sound out of place in an 80s disco or a soundtrack to a film set in such era, truth be told.

Some highlights of the EP, for myself, are “Finally Snapped”, which may be my favourite of the bunch, with its dark and ambient sound – I’m getting some major A Flock Of Seagulls-esque vibes from this one – as well as “Diamond Planet”, with its perfect groove and a more alternative 80’s sound.

Overall a nice little release her; its fun, its fresh, its different, and stands out. Nicely done.