Thriving in the underground music scene for quite some time now are “one of America’s most promising young rock bands”, Noiseheads. A band that believes in retaining the sacred and pure elements of how rock music was in the 90’s, and seek to help underground music flourish. They’re set in 2018 to release their new album Sitcoms for Aliens. Sitcoms are great, aliens are cool, and so is rock music. Let’s check it out.
Noiseheads is comprised of band members Nick Gray (vocals/guitar), Greg Nicholas (vocals/drums), and Joe Gray (vocals/bass).
First song is Wait and it’s Infectious. There’s a catchy drum beat, static sounds and vocals that are grainy and “crazy” sounding, they’re definitely unique. This song sounds crazy and chaotic and hectic and it’s full to the brim of bizarre sounds that blend together and make this song…weird. I love it.
Next up. I, Bleed opens with a guitar riff that sounds like raking tin cans, before the nasally vocals chime in. The song amps up and chills out throughout its course. It’s really reminiscent of something you’d see on a strange music video on 90’s music tv shows. This song is gorgeous in its discord.
Third song is Enter Starship. Acoustic Guitar and sarcastically upbeat sounding vocals. This is a bizarre, happy bopping tune. It’s the Yellow Submarine era Beatles meets the angst-ridden Nirvana. Influences are very clear in this song, but it’s very fun and unique.
Next we have, Homecoming. Melancholic and Grunge. It hits hard and it has that signature kind of groaning grunge vocals, with the rapid but sparring guitar riffs. It has its soft spots, but they always build back up into the powerful grunge sound. This song also features a gorgeous guitar solo.
’72 starts off very sleazy rock with the buzzing guitar riffs and very metallic sounding strings. This song really illustrates what I love about vocalist Nick Gray, his nasally vocals are seemingly shape shifting. Depending on the context of the song, his vocals fit a variety of genres all in one album. Grunge, Sleazy Rock, Classic Rock, Punk, etc and that really makes him stand out as a fantastically talented vocalist. Other than this, this song is full of enjoyable rock elements.
Ballad of Me, Myself and I. It draws me in due to both its captivating title and it’s angsty, acoustic vibe. It’s definitely a ballad, but not in the conventional sense, it’s very punky. Additionally, the structure to this song is very satisfying and features a cool breakdown.
On the darker side, Drown Me feels reminiscent of grunge’s aggressive cousin, post-grunge. It is angry and hard-hitting, featuring harsh lyrics and a chorus of heavy instrumentals. This song also adds to the sense of variety in this album nicely.
Cruisy and almost “groovy” kind of instrumentals open up Who? The vocals help this song feel kind of like another sleazy rock song and I can’t help nodding my head along to it.
Next up is Friend, it opens creepy, the repetitive guitar riff builds a kind of suspense. Vocals are whispering and stay this way throughout the song. Friend is a mellow one, building up mildly but staying more or less the same tone.
Still Alive starts with a soft guitar riff and a simple drum beat, the vocals whine throughout the verses before all instruments involved burst into the chorus, from there the song builds up further.
Final song, Here, is both soft and grim. The vocals are sorrowful over the soft guitar and piano which is prominently featured in this song, which helps cement it as the significant emotional song on the album. Here also showcases Nick Gray’s vocals on a grander scale, they’re powerful and moving over the melancholic piano.
You can Pre-Order your copy of Sitcom For Aliens HERE