“You can’t spell great gig without distortion”* is a quote quite relevant to Pure X, purveyors of hazy slow jams, songs that feel more like soundtracks to a smoky after-party comedown at 4am. New track Things In My Head changes things ever so slightly, in that the vocals have a bit more clarity and the rhythm section isn’t masked so thickly by the distortion and reverb of the guitars. The mood of the track is reminiscent of earlier Pure X work, so it’s certain fans won’t be disappointed by this offering. New album Crawling Up The Stairs is out in May via Merok.
*Skinner, A. Manchester Cathedral. 2010. Published by Hipster Humour Inc.