Ringo Deathstarr - Rip (Video)

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Ringo Deathstarr are a band I was (literally) blown away by last year when I saw them play at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, a real onslaught of brutal guitar noise and distortion that led to a jolly good (and deafening) evening. Since I've picked up their debut Colour Trip and it equally thrashes its way through with disorientating charm, channelling plenty of classic shoegaze influences with big, fuzzy guitars wrapped up in blankets of shuffling beats and sweet, wafer-thin vocal harmonies.

If you read this blog often you'll know I tend to favour the female voice (perhaps the understatement of the year) so it's no surprise that my favourite tracks from the album are the tracks where Alex has lead or where Alex and Elliot sing in tandem, perfectly portrayed on the likes of the hazy "Imagine Hearts" or "Two Girls", so predictably, I'm pretty happy that on "Rip", the first track to be taken from Ringo Deathstarr's forthcoming second album Mauve (due September 24th via Club AC30 records) it's the heavenly purr of Alex Gehring that I hear seducing every fuzzed up bassline, punishing drums and droning guitar, a real short, sharp noise that does exactly what the title promises, rips.

The video is a maze of trippy 3D colours kaleidoscope which makes for slightly uncomfortable viewing. Ringo Deathstarr are now on a worldwide tour which hits London on November 7th at Camden's Dingwalls where they will be supporting by the equally wonderful Fauns - full tour dates