Recommendation: ‘Treats’ by Sleigh Bells

I’ve been meaning to recommend this 2010 album for ages. I can still remember the car journey when I was sitting in the back and had to lean forward and ask: ‘excuse me, can you tell me what the fuck this music is right at this very moment, if you’d be so kind?’

I’m pretty sure the track being played was ‘Riot Rhythm’. As someone who spent their formative years trying (and failing miserably) to record music that sounded terrifying heavy, it’s not that often that music just blows me away through sheer force of sound. But this was a way of creating that oh-my-god-the-speakers-are-going-to-explode that I’d never heard before. Although there are some great lyrics too, and a really good sense of angular but catchy melody.

This has definitely been one of my go-to albums for those “I must destroy the world, but thoroughly this time…” moods we all get.

Current Favourite Track:

Despite them doing HEAVY so well, my favourite track as always been the least heavy on the album: ‘Rill Rill’.

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