Empty Pools – ‘Exploded View’ | Single Review

Empty Pools: Exploded View
Released: 20th June

Back with their second self-released single, the much acclaimed Empty Pools return with a heavier, more skeletal offering than debut single ‘Vanderbilt Cup’.

Laced with disdainfully detached Kim Gordon style vocals, the band remain remarkably contained throughout the majority of track, preferring an air of Kraut aloofness over the predictable rock excesses so many bands fall into the trap of. Groaning off-kilter bass lines provide a menacing backdrop, like the rawer end of Queens Of The Stone Age’s back catalogue , to a flurry of delicate guitar melodies.

With such a limited discography to contextualise this release, its really difficult to predict what’s next, but its guaranteed to avoid the usual clichés.