Forrests are Paul O’ Reilly and Owen O’ Mahony from Dublin crew Channel One. While their main band is on hiatus, the duo are are spinning on a wistful pivot. Sounding like Fuck Buttons with a hangover, Forrests’ music is a buzzsaw of concurrently whirling electronics with an appetite for Slowdive-era euphoria. They play off a chaotic but controlled energy, where melody is pushed to the fore. With soaring wordless chants on a beaty backbone nudged by a rock swagger, in a live show this pair will melt your brain. In a good way of course. Forrests are readying an LP called Wilder, out soon.
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