Debut single from post-hardcore outfit establishes them as a primal force to be reckoned with.
Like an abrasive cross between first release Biffy Clyro and Self Defense Family, it’s hard to decide exactly where to sit when evaluating Clutches‘ debut single Mundane. On one hand, it’s musically well-crafted and wondrously turned out. On the other, the vocal is so raw that it can feel like an acquired taste.
Of course, anybody who is into the visceral appeal of post-punk or even the real punk scene of the 1970s will totally fall in love with the angst of Mundane. Anybody on the fence will find it a mixed bag of “this is maybe a bit too raw” because we’re all so spoiled with highly-produced vocals, but also a strange feeling of “fuck yes shout into my ear holes” that we rarely get to feel.
Fencesitting is a hard place to judge from, but there is no shadow of a doubt that the ferocious post-hardcore vibes of Clutches are only going to get bigger and more feral as time goes on.