|Swedish outfit Dead Vibrations are today releasing a new single titled â€˜Underwaterâ€™, which arrives following a summer of European shows that included a gig with Aussie punks Amyl & The Sniffers in their hometown Stockholm and performances at Manchester Psych Fest and Fuzz Club Eindhoven. A blast of crushing fuzz-drenched guitars and echoing vocals that are backed by a taut, primal rhythm section, the new single sees the four-pieceâ€™s brooding shoegaze at its finest.
Dead Vibrations say of the song: "This song surprised us in our rehearsal space. After weeks of messing around with another track we intended to release as our next single, the main melody of â€˜Underwaterâ€™ appeared out of thin air and the rest of the song came together moments later. Suddenly we had a new song that we all instantly agreed on being our next single. In a sense, we wanted to go for the spontaneous and natural rather than the calculated. The lyrics are about being trapped in a bad state of mind. Itâ€™s a â€˜guideâ€™ on how to get out of it and achieve inner peace and security.â€Â Â
Comprised of Christian Janson (guitar, vocals), Elmer Hallsby (bass), Josefin Ahlqvist Lyzwinski (drums) and Louise Erdman (guitar), Dead Vibrations formed in Stockholm back in 2015. Quickly picking up a notorious reputation in the Scandi psych scene, they released the â€˜Reflectionsâ€™ EP in 2016 and then, a year later, the â€˜Swirl/Sleeping In Silver Gardenâ€™ 7â€. By this point their reputation was starting to extend further afield and they soon signed to London-based label Fuzz Club for the release of their debut self-titled full-length which arrived in January last year. After touring the highly-praised debut album around Europe, the band are now back in the studio working on the follow-up and new cut â€˜Underwaterâ€™ is a sign of the sort of the visceral walls-of-noise we can expect.