EP Review: Egyptian Blue – 'Collateral Damage'
Brighton’s latest mega sharp trench coat donned groovers Egyptian Blue release their debut EP Collateral Damage on Yala! Records and it’s all kinds of hectic trigger lush.
Comprising of three previously released tracks of insanely well driven chaos with the addition of Adderall there’s a vitally human intensity to the four piece’s turbulence that bristles wave after new-wave of sensed-ly taut riffs with a similar effect to rubbing velvet the wrong way. Contain It is a self-aware nightmare spawned out of one liners noted down along the way of recording whilst To Be Felt is a spilt percussion gut puncher with burning compulsions of a newcomer band destined for inhibition crushing greatness.
Masterfully bridged free-forms feveredly replicate the intensity of living within one’s own cluttered sanity to the most relatably deranged degree. Namesake track Collateral spawns Antidotes era Foals via flying-ant day urgency with menaced licks of romance. Beguilingly catchy with counterbalanced chunky chorded dread-riddled distortion “if you love me you should stay at home”- realised consciousness for head in the sand coded fascination.
Collateral Damage is easily the most needed must have of 2019.
Words by Al Mills