Best Friends / Grazes – Split Tape

During the spring we were practically posting good UK lo-fi rock everyday so the summer in comparison has been disappointingly lacking in good fuzz.  Part of the spring surplus was thanks to the awesome Art is Hard Records who are putting out this Split Tape on the 13th.  The split has two songs from fuzz-rockers Best Friends and a surprisingly hardcore pair of tracks from noise-punkers Grazes.  As expected, the two tracks from Best Friends are some of the catchiest, fastest and most fun songs in the lo-fi rock scene and although it’s not the sound I always go for Grazes definitely come through with some adrenaline soaked tracks.  Grazes will easily appeal to fans of Trash Talk and I can’t imagine many people not digging Best Friends’ contribution of ‘Dude Love’ and ‘Mankind’, both are frenetic and instantly catchy pieces of rock.  Most record labels probably wouldn’t pair these two bands together, however, Art is Hard definitely struck gold with this match up.  It’s a nice does of sweet and sour.  Stream ‘Mankind’ and ‘Timeslips’ below and the rest of the EP over at the Art is Hard bandcamp.


pkelly94Best Friends / Grazes – Split Tape