Headshrinkers, the Midlands merchants of moody anthemic rock, serve up another spoonful of coal-black brilliance. Sam Lambeth reviews.
Headshrinkers have been on a mission since last November. Their previous singles have been abrasive, aggressive and agitated, built around brutal rhythms and a vibrant post-punk energy. The message has been very clear – the melodic majesty of Where She Plays is dead. It’s fair to say that it has been a successful rebirth. Their last single, Haggard Muggins, was a bile-riddled blast against toxic masculinity. It has helped establish Headshrinkers as one of the UK’s most exciting and thrilling bands.
Interrobang is another taster from their forthcoming EP, the brilliantly titled Doorway Conversations. It’s an ode to singer Garran’s girlfriend, a song of change and a song of trust. It bounces, it blasts and it broods. It takes everything that Headshrinkers have learned up to this point and ties up every thread. It’s catchy and creative, its chorus seeping into your brain before the potency of Garran’s words can resonate.
With tour dates in London and Manchester coming up (as well as a slot at Truck Festival), Headshrinkers’ future burns as brightly as their bruising melodies. They’re back. Back with an interrobang.