Marking a departure from the fuzzy Royal Blood-isms of their recent ‘Bullet Head’, Fangclub’s second EP ‘Coma Happy’ sees them taking a step into the grungy, alt.rock territory that’s steadily taking over the UK. Fortunately, they’re largely better for it.
Opener ‘Dreamcatcher’ hits like a Nirvana-meets-Weezer scrum, while ‘Follow’ charges right in like an early Foo Fighters cut. Elsewhere, the downtuned opening riff of ‘Inside Joke’ smacks like a sledgehammer straight out of Seattle.
This is a considerable improvement, and with a debut album expected early next year, it’s worth getting excited about this trio.