Wednesday 22 April 2020

ALBUM REVIEW: InTechnicolour, "Big Sleeper"

By: Peter Morsellino

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 21/02/2020
Label: Big Scary Monsters (UK) |
Art As Catharsis (AU)

“Big Sleeper” CD//DD//LP track listing:

1). Miami Funk
2). Under The Sun
3). Shaker
4). Big Sleeper
5). Gallonman
6). Doomer
7). Lend Me A Crushed Ear
8). Slow Moth
9). Tortoise

The Review:

Mark this one on your calendars, Stoner Rock fans, you won't want to miss out.  InTechnicolour have crafted a work of art on “Big Sleeper”, one that will nuzzle its way onto your playlists for good.  With a mix of rock solid riffs and some of the catchiest hooks in the genre, this one is no doubt a winner.

Full disclosure here folks, every song in this album will get stuck in your head. This thing is infested with earworms, and you will welcome them.  If you can't commit to having some fantastic stoner jams floating around your head for a good long while, you might do well to stay away. However, you will be missing out on something amazing.  This just might be stoner rock's big shot, and you're gonna want to get in on the ground floor.

First things first, these guys can write a goddamn song. From radio ready desert rock singalongs to droning doom metal dirges, every one of these songs is mastercrafted.  Vocal harmonies create a very warm and welcoming place for the listener.  Something about them just feels good and leaves you wanting more of it. Guitars flip through every page of stoner rock standbys and beyond, feeling just as natural when leading a fuzzed out assault or bouncing through a poppy hook. The rhythm section keeps things tight, while a playful swinging allowance keeps things very interesting. 

InTechnicolour shines brightest at its ugliest (which is still catchy as hell).  Songs like “Gallon Man” offer up the best of all possible worlds. Dark riffing lends depth to a melancholic grungy rocker while swirling atmospheres add a very welcome trippiness to what could be a real downer. Even at their most glum, the band keeps things grooving, and the overall fun of this release is not hampered.

Whether crafting fist pumping rockers or gloomy dirges, InTechnicolour does it expertly. This is the dawn of a new era of stoner rock. An era of legitimacy and respect. Early as it is, “Big Sleeper” will be making it onto album of the year lists. I can guarantee it. This is something big. On February 21, it began.

“Big Sleeper” is available HERE

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