Demob Happy ‘Holy Doom’ Review

Brighton-based Demob Happy return with 11 tracks overflowing with hip-thrusting grooves, sending even the most sensible of us into a sexually-carnivorous rage.

The album opens with ‘Liar in Your Head’, a riff-heavy/ooo-lah-lah melody, which sounds as if it were sculpted from clay by Josh Homme immediately after a worldwide orgy. It certainly sets the tempo of the album, and bolsters the bands perfected sound as a rejuvenated 3-piece. Arguably the leading single so far, ‘Be Your Man’ follows and delves deeper into the psych-sex dungeon, experimenting with 3 part harmonies, distortion fuzzier than the upper lip of Ron Swanson, and unrelenting pop-hooks.

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‘Be Your Man’ Music Video

The provocative lyrics in ‘I Wanna Leave (Alive),’ ooze confidently lustful conquests, and dark soul searching; the band’s harmony on the chorus excites you more than your mum watching 50 Shades of Grey. The next track, ‘Maker of Mine’, features octaves of orgasm from Adam Godfrey’s guitar.

Of course the single, ‘Holy Doom’ of, ‘Holy Doom’, begins with an ambient build-up, and a drum roll introduces a short but sweet guitar solo. The whole single entices you with its high-pitched vocals, and a psychedelic fuzz from the guitar increasing as the song continues.

Despite the line-up change, the band’s second studio album has gifted fans with something relatable, gratifying and set a precedent for what Demob are capable of. Holy Doom? Holy Damn, what an album.

Listen to the album on Spotify now.