Returning with their powerful blend of ‘80s rock and sounds from the late Britpop era, the Essex quartet of your not-so-quintessential rockers, Asylums, are bringing us joy in a more than small wage.
The band have been said to capture the revolutionary sounds of icons like Sonic Youth and Mudhoney, which are both are both evident in ‘Joy In A Small Wage’, the latest track expected to be from the new Wet Dream Fanzine EP. Everything from the intense build ups of ravaging guitars and anthemic choruses to album cover, which sees a fiver being used to garnish a burger, gives Asylums this raucous stadium rock attitude – even if they do hide this behind bug eyed glasses and geeky Star Wars t-shirts.
With their extreme variations in influences, style and sound, Asylums are certainly proving intriguing, so their new EP is sure to open our eyes on what they’re about as a band. But from what they’ve already released, we can assume that the answer to this is ‘filling a room with an immense sound’.
‘Joy In A Small Wage’ is out 15 June. The band will be following up their two well received Great Escape shows with a series of tour dates:
19 June – The Railway, Southend (Cool Thing Records Club Night)
11 July – Village Green Festival, Essex