Portsmouth four-piece Forest Floors return with a second single, Pinches & Bites, to be released at the midpoint of next month. Regular readers will recall a previous interview with them around the time of their first appearance on the MintSouth radar- and with a bit of spit & polish courtesy of the Animal Farm production team, a little added vamp is evident- both in sound and subject matter, femmes fatales the name of the game.
That, though, is where any possible connection to the Velvet Underground’s arty knockabout of the same name ends (see their maiden outing The Velvet Underground & Nico for similar fare). What’s on offer here sounds like indie-rock kids appropriating some of the menace of gothic rock/metal and regurgitating it for their own audience to better understand, jangly guitar-wielding baby brothers to a brooding, older and decidedly more comfortable in eye-liner sibling whose records they happen to have ‘ borrowed’ somewhere down the line.
And the end result could be of interest, a Cure of sorts injecting something more into the darker sides of both rock and metal…….Robert Smith won’t know whether to laugh or cry, but the heavier rock/metal end of the spectrum could find plenty to love about Forest Floors- for more see http://soundcloud.com/forestfloors