Words: Simon Opie
Following swiftly on from the really excellent debut single 'Surrounded By White Men', newcomers Antlered Man, from London, are set to release 'Outrages 1 Ta 3' as single number 2. So "could 17 be the new 27?" - well I don't know truth to tell, but Antlered Man could definitely be my new favorite band.
The new single is stitched together from various influences - noticeably System Of A Down out of Led Zeppelin - but as with their previous effort the result is distinctive and highly original. What immediately impresses is the sense of a tightly knit unit without any weak links, having fun from making rock music. The video is very cool, too, and they seem to be gathering momentum, with a justifiable confidence in their own abilities.
The b-side is in the same vein as the last one ('Sugar, Sugar'), being a cover of En Vogue's 'Don't Let Go' - and it's also very entertaining. All told, I am more impressed with Antlered Man the more I hear.
As I said in the previous review, I like them a lot and especially because their voice is distinctive in a scene where being the same is more often the order of the day. As I also said earlier this year, perhaps Who Dares Wins will describe the best of this year's new sounds and Antlered Man certainly fit this bill.
STREAM: Outrages 1 ta 3 by Antlered Man
STREAM: Don't Let Go (b-side to next single) by Antlered Man
'Outrages 1 Ta 3' is scheduled for release later this month - for more details, head to 25 Hour Convenience Store.