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VERTICAL NOISE – ‘It’s Not What You Think’ EP Review

VERTICAL NOISE – It’s Not What You Think

Vertical NoiseVertical Noise are a trio of from Nottingham (UK) and they have just released their EP, It’s Not What You Thinkon the 10th of August across all major digital platforms.

The six-tracker opens with a few seconds of sampled dance music before launching into the manic, angular, Club Music with lyrics decrying dance music and massive guitar riffs driving a song with tempo changes with the irony literally dripping from the bombastic bass damaged speakers!

Next up is Nice Stuff with a rhythmic approach from all instruments, melodic vocals and a head banging beat supporting the super lyrics and Carbon Copy lays down one hell of a dirty bass guitar riff as the band intermingle atonal guitar blips and bleeps with monster riffs and channel The Future Of The Left with some classic post-punk sounds!

The superbly titled, Twatellite Navigation creates a different atmosphere with plaintive guitars, atmospheric vocals, intermittent bass & drum combining to set up a silent interval before that huge bass guitar kicks off a raunchy rocker reminding me a little of the Idles…great effort replete with some odd sounds! The penultimate song, Countless Video Interruptions plays with grindcore, funk, punk and post-punk sounds all in the first minute and brings all of these together to craft an urgent, tense and powerful ditty!

The title track, It’s Not What You Think closes up this diamond in the rough release with a blast of power, reverts to some laid-back reverb infused guitars reminiscent of The Walkmen and some laid back, melodic vocals seal the deal.


Great release, well played and well produced that you can check out at the major online stores as well as Bandcamp here:



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