Solids tour Europe with new EP "Else" starting tomorrow!23-05-2016
When Solids' debut LP "Blame Confusion" came out in 2014 on Fat Possum/Dine Alone their revved-up take on alt-rock from the early '90s was lauded for the way it interwove poppy melodies into a dense relentless soundscape– an approach informed by its members' formative years spent playing in hardcore bands.
Their new "Else" EP out on Topshelf/Dine Alone sees the band checking in after a year of near-endless touring–having played more than 200 shows in 2014-2015 with the likes of Pity Sex, Makthaverskan, Nothing, PUP, Single Mothers, Metz–and reflects that road weariness with a group of a songs that vibrate at a lower frequency documenting the waiting the bleary-eyed confusion and the blur of days that come with life on the road.
The EP begins with a melancholic deconstruction of the '90s slacker ethos explored on their first LP and charts Solids' transition into a wider and more experimental sound borrowing strands from Dinosaur Jr. , Hum and Unwound and coiling them into an anxious alienated sound that's all their own. The final product is a snapshot of a band that's travelled 5000 miles in 19 minutes; a band that's chained itself to the road in search of inspiration.
With "Else" out the band will tour Europe again: