The Staches

  • Switzerland
  • Garage rock release

After disappearing for nearly 20 years, garage rock has come out of the cupboard. And that is a stroke of luck for The Staches, four Genevans who have been playing together since their teenage years. When they reached the age of having to pretend to be adults, they made the most of this renewed interest in the genre to canalize - or not - their youthful ardour. Somewhere between deliciously grungy sounds and relentlessly effective melodies, they thrash out raw rock music, that has its roots in punk, lo-fi and psyche. Between audacious riffs and incisive beats, the result is a primitive drive that cries out to be heard.