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Advance Review - Skegss: Rehearsal (March 26, 2021)
Hailing all the way from Aussie-land to the U.S. and all other known places, Skegss is here to make some waves upon the release of their second full-length album Rehearsal, out tomorrow.
Before their underdog uprise abruptly coming to a pause after the news of the pandemic, this beach-grunge trio were “non-stop touring, sparking stage dives and mosh pits all over the world: dingy pubs, skate parks, [and] sold-out shows” in their pre-covid past life.
But fear not, Skegss is finally here with their sophomore record and we are ready to listen. It was only a matter of time before the Australian apparatus permeated into the U.S. market loud and clear, and this album, is it.
Featuring some old and some new, Rehearsal is an emblem of exploration and growth. Beach rock and simple psychedelic chords can describe Skegss’ past sound. Now, they’ve decided to incorporate punk influences into a handful of tracks to excite their poems of ordinary days. Additionally, Skegss has revealed their soft side by expanding into acoustic ballads like ‘Wake Up’, and harmonica-driven ‘Lucky’ to close out the album.
There’s really something for everyone here. Skegss is the newest must-know, laid back indie band. This is a must-listen, so if you haven’t heard them already, you’d better catch up.
Rating - 5/5