Moose Wrench – Not My Name

Moose Wrench are a trio from Leeds, consisting of Craig Robertson on keytar and vocals, Colin Sutton on bass and Thom Gardner on drums. Formed in 2022 and classing themselves as the “ultimate in dad-bod alt-core,” the band’s main influences include Mr Bungle, Fantomas, Primus, Ween and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.

Having previously reviewed their debut single, I was eager to hear more from them and Not My Name is the band’s second single from the upcoming album Not Dead Yet and it was released on 28/08/2023.

As with the band’s first single, this track is a mass of post-punk, alternative rock goodiness that will appeal to a wide range of listeners. This song, however, has seen the band progress in their sound and for a second single this one really ticks all the boxes.

The guitars have a heavy but raw feel to them, providing an almost punk like sound, and these are complimented fantastically by the meaty yet funky basslines that are prevalent throughout the whole track. The drums are raw yet energetic and musically, this track literally has it all.

Accompanying the great music, which really explodes in the latter half of the song, with rumbling drums and electrifying riffs, the vocals also tend to lean towards the punk side of rock, but there is also a grittiness to them that means they could fit in with any genre of heavy rock!

After hearing this, I really can’t wait for the album to drop! Please head on over to Spotify and social media and see what you think of Moose Wrench and their music for yourselves. I really don’t think they will disappoint!

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