The Physics House Band are the latest band to emerge from the musical hotbed of Brighton – and if their debut EP Horizons/Rapture is anything to go by, then they’ll be ap-pier-ing on “best of” lists at the end of the year.
Considering their age, the trio of Sam Organ, Adam Hutchison and Dave Morgan have created an EP that belies their tender years.
The simple way to describe the EP is “prog rock”, but it goes deeper than that. The opening track, ObeliskMonolith starts out as a jazz wall of noise for the first 40 seconds or so, before syncopating into a driving alt-rock number with further jazz breaks later on.
The six trap EP takes you on an instrumental journey – not one utterance is made – through prog rock, jazz, alternative rock and pretty much everything in between!
Teratology brings to mind The Mars Volta at their more considered moments, and seeing as they are now defunct TPHB could certainly step up to the plate.
The last two tracks of the EP, a kind of mini EP within the EP, bring together the newer prog influences (samples and beeps) with the more traditional elements (repetition and syncopated drums). The result is absolute brilliance. Foot tapping, head bopping and general annoyance to the people around you as you tap your hands and fingers together! You wouldn’t beleive that these guys are in their twenties, and that there are only three of them!
The Physics House Band recently signed to Blood and Biscuits and are embarking on a UK tour next month. In addition, Horizons/Rapture is set for release on the 15th April. Mark the date in your diaries!
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