Strange Collective must be one of the most hardworking bands on the Liverpool circuit right now. Seemingly on every bill under the sun, they are fast building a reputation as one of the best bands around. On this evidence it is blindingly obvious why so many hold them in such high regard.
Aptly named, the band give an impression of sometimes playing three songs at the same time with the bass player and the two guitarists each appearing to head in divergent directions. That this musical tension resolves as they coalesce as one is testament to their abilities – and also the tightness that only comes through well-honed hard work.
Musically they betray influences of the current San Francisco scene. Without ever sounding derivative, they recall the likes of White Fence‘s Tim Presley and Thee Oh Sees‘ John Dwyer while capturing their own sound. Loud, garage-y and, above all, a lot of fun they are on course to be huge in 2015.