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Albums Of The Week: Bikini Beach | Appetizer

The German power trio spike their fuzzy garage rock with psych, surf and more.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Everyone planning to pin down Bikini Beach’s musical style should start working on their hand-eye coordination.

The three-piece rummage through a variety of genre toolboxes, pick out the bits and bobs that they like best and swiftly moves on to the next one. The only constants: A penchant for fuzz guitars and the reverb-drenched vocals of guitarist Nils Hagstrom and bass player Charlotte Love.

To flesh out this foundation of garage grungyness, the band enlist the help of motorik-influenced psych and a pinch of swampy stoner-rock and surf stylings. What may sound like a sparkly, but rather random concoction at first glance is lifted up by the trio’s songwriting chops, with which it’s able to infuse even the quieter moments with an air of hypnotic drive.

In short: Trying to pigeonhole the band is hard — but joining Bikini Beach in tearing down genre boundaries with a chainsaw is easier than you think.”


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