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Saturday, August 3, 2013

New Band To Burn One To: PRINCESS



Princess is a sonic kick to the teeth. Sure, we look sweet—but we are in fact a viscous lot. File under HEAVY. Veteran members of local Seattle destroyers such as Snitches Get Stitches, The Keeper, & The Crills make up the band, fronted by the sandpaper-throated Andrew Chapman, riding piggyback over the crowd. Behind Andrew you'll find Roddy spastically wielding his guitar alongside Samantha Wilder, pummeling her bass with quick, calloused fingers. Propelling them all is Gator, destroying his drums like his life depended on it. Princess rides in the same vein as Karp, Melvins, Jesus Lizard, or High on Fire—driving, loud, fast, heavy, spastic…with a little bit of math to knock things around.


"Princess has been generating a huge buzz in the land of grunge known as Seattle as of late and based upon listening to their latest EP "Selling Sulphur" it is easy to see why. With a frantic tempo, the band demonstrates their love for hardcore punk as well as satisfying the listener with bloodthirsty riffing and ferocious drum acrobatics that leave you licking your chops and wanting more. Vocalist Andrew Chapman seizes the mic and yells into it with reckless abandon and passion. When the band eases up, there is Andrew still yelling his head off and demanding the listeners attention, a true front man. The music is a vintage contrivance of heavy riffing, skull-scraping  feedback, and ear damaging bass all seamlessly pulled together with a strange sense of beautifulness. As the bio states..."a sonic kick to the teeth"...indeed my friends, indeed!

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