Weaves - Album Review

Toronto's quirky Weaves have their debut eponymous album out this month ... with track names as diverse as Candy and Shithole we had to give it a spin as it really speaks to our love of the eclectic!

Opening track Tick's upbeat spiraling conversational musical tweetery interspersed with rolling clean bass had us hooked before the end of the first play. With singer Jasmyn Burke's really strong and distinctive vocals overlaid on a rich musical texture Tick features crazy ass guitars tick tocking along like a crazy kazoo.

Next up Birds & Bees has a plodding Queens of The Stone Age feel to it and an air of Are Friend Electric that's gone all gone a bit wobbly like having a drink on a fairground ride ... it is an odd feeling, but mightily fun. "I can't be left alone any more" makes you want to hang out with them to see why!

Candy's more menacing sugar-coated bassline and wandering disjointed guitars inspire imagery of broken relationships "pick up the pieces... walk over you" while Shithole encompasses everything we loved about bands like Elastica's stripped back great pop songs with a darker menacing edge of contrast.

Eagle slows the tempo a little for a track with a lovely laid back track while Two Oceans has the disturbing feedback air of the likes of Sonic Youth and a rich full texture drenched with attitude. 

Human has a real 90's alt indie-punk upbeat vibe and again Jasmyn's voice is the perfect fit with a real cutting tone to her voice that is beautifully delivered, Sentence carries on in this vein with a more experimental feel.

The album closes on Stress a pensive anthem for the media overloaded super busy ambitious generation of the moment "I want to live stress free" echoes as you take a moment to stop and take the world in to Jasmyn's soothing vocals guided by the fractured winding guitars.

And of course there are the summery single Coo Coo's jingly jangly craziness and the rousing bouncing One More which is the highlight of the album and would be immense to see live, perfectly balancing the upbeat engaging sound, delivered with a nonchalant passion.

All in all it's quirky, nicely weird walk of the line between the arty intricate interesting sounds versus just noises ... Weaves always standing firmly on the right side and we loved it! We highly recommend you check them out ... the album is out 17th June ... if you can't wait until then check out One More and Coo Coo here:

UK Tour Dates:

06/30 Derby, UK - The Venue07/01, Bedford, UK, Esquires
07/02 Aldershot, UK - West End Centre
07/03 Brighton, UK - The Prince Albert
07/04 Guildford, UK - Boileroom
07/08 Winchester, UK - Railway
07/09 Milton Keynes, UK - Craufurd Arms
07/12 Leicester, UK - The Musician
07/14 London, UK – Shacklewell Arms
07/15 Southwold, UK - Latitude festival
07/17 Glasgow, UK - Nice N Sleazy
07/18 Newcastle, UK - Think Tank
07/19 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
07/23 Huntington, UK - Secret Garden Party festival