Houdini Dax - Heavy Tease2012
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As the latest hideous splattering from MTV’s turd cannon “The Valleys” continues to paint the entire nation of Wales in broad strokes of the colour stupid, it’s with the gasping relief of a drowning man breaking the water’s surface and inhaling a life giving dose of air that Cardiff’s finest young band “Houdini Dax” point, aim and viciously fire off their newest single and remind everyone that the city has much more to offer than a roving gang of gawking, culturally atrophied morons. With “Heavy Tease”, the first single to emerge from their yet untitled second album, they’ve expanded their palette even further and given a glimpse into what we can expect. The single is a multi-headed, constantly shifting monster of a pop song; one second it’s all razor sharp instrumentation and snarled vocals, the next soaring harmonies and wistful romanticism before suddenly crawling up into a twisted slide of hazy fret work that wraps around you like a paisley patterned, Hendrix-shaped snake.