The internet’s a wonderful thing isn’t it. Let’s say I like sparkly, multi-coloured roller skates. Well I could search for ‘sparkly, multi-coloured roller skates’ and find everything related to that subject. The same goes for musical genres.
The other day (or two months ago to be precise) I searched for Seattle grunge and found the delightful Seattle-based grunge three-piece M Women. I’ve been obsessed with them ever since, I mean, how can you not be? The absurdly lo-fi production, the snappy rhythms and crashing cymbals highlighting every aspect of their songs. M Women sound like the band I formed in my dreams where I suddenly develop a bucket load of talent that I use to entertain the masses.
M Women is made up of Schanen, Carrie and Andrew who together form an impenetrable punk crew who protect themselves with their razor sharp riffs and barrier of noise they create. The band released their debut album Faithful, last October on Couple Skate Records. Previously they had released a few demos on cassette and a 7″ titled Aubrey in 2009.
Opener ‘Tense Hands Talk’ is definitely M Women’s definitive track. It’s a shattering, explosion of a song that has touches of lo-fi favourites Beat Happening, as well as their contemporaries Grass Widow, nestled within the beat. Other treats include ‘Mackrel Gray’ and ‘Dark Space’.
M Women are a band only at the beginning of their career, yet to peak and show us everything they have to offer. Make no mistake when they do, you’ll be amazed at what you see.