Track Of The Day – Loom – ‘Yosoko’

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Over the past year or so Loom have been making a bit of a name for themselves with their powerful hook laden grunge snarl. Their latest single ‘Yosoko’ which at times sounds like the Sisters Of Mercy colliding with Nirvana is a powerful and passionate  musical statement.  It’s certainly a step up from their previous material and is undoubtedly their most accessible release to date, full of incendiary riffs with an impassioned lapel grabbing vocal from front man Tarik Badwan.

That fact that Mr Badwan is the brother of Horrors front-man Faris should really have no bearing as to whether you enjoy this tune or not. Arguably, Loom aren’t setting out to reinvent the wheel here, but there’s certainly enough intensity melody, zeal and self belief to suggest that they could prove to be an interesting proposition if they don’t get saddled with hype overload before they have really hit their stride.

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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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