Having originally begun life as a handful of tracks burned to CDs and sold at shows this summer, the fact that Static Dress’ project ‘Prologue…’ is so cohesive is remarkable. A first real taste of the sheer depth that the band seem intent on diving to for their work, this “soundtrack” - as they’re calling it - is a blistering affair, laden with intrinsic detail. Consumed in isolation - it is, however, intended to be listened to alongside its accompanying comic book - it showcases the Leeds band’s ability to produce an enticing, refreshing take on post-hardcore. Take everything in more deeply, though, and it’s an all-encompassing creative work, veering from atmospheric introductions (‘A_Distraction’), to vocoder-led interludes (‘In This Fake City’) before slamming back to its chaotic hardcore roots. If this is how they’re getting started, we can barely imagine what’s around the next corner.
As featured in the December 2021 / January 2022 issue of DIY, out now. Scroll down to get your copy.
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