The Garage-Death-By-Fuzz-Rock Trio from Konstanz is no longer a blank slate with their fifth album, but boast hundreds of ecstatic performances and enjoy multiple praise from the critics.
“The sheer versatility of this band will hook most of you into becoming instant fans with different band members taking the lead on vocals they can range from Ty Segall to NOTS in a flash and that is not an easy thing to pull off”, says 50thirdand3rd.
Sustainability is important to them and therefore the aftermath of their live performances can be felt in every single limb of the body trembling with fuzz and delay for a long time afterwards. Physical standstill is rather an impossibly physical reaction, as anyone who sees Bikini Beach and their internalized loyal pledge of loyalty to the low-fidelity fuzz rock aesthetic live will confirm.
Atoll is the first album of the three Fuzz-Headz, which they did not produce themselves, but which no one less than Richard Behrens (FOH for Kadaver) took in hand for them at Big Snuff Studio in Berlin.
“I was also personally not satisfied with my learning by doing records and wanted to give everything out of my hands”, says singer and guitarist Nils Hagstrøm.
This 12-song album is not only impressive because of its rich riffs and versatility, but also because of its perfect placement and selected effects.