London 3 piece Weak Nerves released a new EP a few weeks ago, entitled ‘Self Esteem’ – 6 songs each with serious clout of their own, ranging from the thumping and eventually explosive riffs of (the really good and maybe actually my favourite) ‘Dying to Know’ (hope you’re moving on/ and hoping that you’re not) to the directness of ‘Glazed’.
Their 2013 EP included the excellent ‘Bedroom Rot’, which fittingly revelled in high-yield bedroom-rock; vocalist Sean Keane getting a lot back from the gruff delivery of his only semi-articulated syllables whilst lick-happy guitars brought melody and energy in equal measure.
‘Glazed’ exhibits a kind of amped-up version of the angsty slackerism from ‘Bedroom Rot’ until the brooding bedroom aggression splits at the sides as the chorus howls
I’m glazed, not fazed
From the openly raw shrieks to the barely hidden dark and sleazy claustrophobia of the verses, ‘Glazed’ stands out as the most affecting song on the EP.
That said, this EP brings a serious dose of psychedelic haziness which features throughout, but more notably in ‘Community Spirit’, adding another layer of sound to a proudly guitar-lead EP.
Crazily enough their first EP is still available as ‘name your price’ download on Bandcamp, so go get that but not before you’ve got your ears round the grungey goodness of ‘Self Esteem’