Drunk On Light





Since the UK guitar based music scene seems to be mired in sentimental dad-rock and cheap Stroques wannabe's it can be quite hard for the folks that like a little substance with their racket, but for those of us that know the real deal there are bands like Weevil. Our friends at World’s Fair and Wichita have quietly unearthed and rolled back the curtain on a fantastic little record called Drunk on Light. Equal parts RIDE, New Orderish mournful basslines, and The Postal Service for grown-ups, this missive is enough to help one to fear the future of what has become "indie" a little bit less. Tom Betts and Jonny Pilcher formed Weevil way back in 1999 in Southeast London forging a blend of acoustic shimmer and bleeps and bloops, releasing an EP on their very own Orphan Records and a self titled joint on WIAIWYA. After a decade in London, the duo decided to return to their rural roots and gave birth to what has been described as "a wonderful mish mash of acoustic guitars, indie boy vocal harmonies, swirling samples, sampled drum skips, static, cut and paste drums, backwards loops, harmonium, melodica, dub bass, bursts of noisy guitar, found sounds, MBV noisescapes, heavenly piano melodies, old school electro beats, vocal snapshots, dreamtronica, atmospheric drones, shoegazing, delayed guitar lines and abstract sounds." Just sounds like proper music to me. One listen to the fourth track (generally the best track on ANY album....start checking those tracklists kids..) "Silver Rails" had be staring blankly at my screen remembering some old rose colored memory or other and checking the eyes for mist so you know what kind of record this is.

Weevil
Wichita Recordings/World's Fair Label Group

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Drunk On Light