guerilla toss – famously alive

Within the first two songs of their fifth album, Guerilla Toss fulfil the carbonated joy promised by the record sleeve and the dazed excitement of the title. This a record of sweetness that first seems sickly and impossible, but quickly becomes blissfully cleansing. The guitars swill with an inhuman cadence that further drives the psychedelic tones, just as the synths advertise on behalf of a dense hyperpop. It is music to be utterly coated by. Even dubstep creeps into the palette with ‘Pyramid Humm’ and we entirely trust the band’s thrilling ambition. This is a tickling, sensory work of spacious enterprise. 

24/30

A favourite: ‘Pyramid Humm’ 

‘Famously Alive’ is out now via Sub Pop.

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